Picture Perfect Practice

Picture Perfect Practice

A Self-training Guide to Mastering the Challenges of Taking World-class Photographs

Book - 2012
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Translating the chaos of the real world into a breathtakingly simple, beautiful photograph can seem like an impossible task. In Picture Perfect Practice: A Self-Training Guide to Mastering the Challenges of Taking World-Class Photographs, photographer Roberto Valenzuela breaks photography down into three key elements--locations, poses, and execution--that the student can use to unlock the photographic opportunities lying beneath every challenging situation.

Valenzuela stresses the need for photographers to actively practice their craft every day (just like you would practice a musical instrument) in order to master the art of making great images. With small chapters that offer bite-size, daily exercises to strengthen their photographic abilities, students learn how to approach a scene, break it down, and see their way to a great photograph. The Location section features chapters that cover geometry, symmetry, balance, frames, converging lines, textures, and much more; the Posing section tackles all the poses one might need for a wedding (or other) shoot; and the Execution section features titles such as "Lighting through Direction" and "Simplicity through Subtraction."

Finally, Picture Perfect Practice offers a Practice Techniques section, encouraging the student to dramatically improve their craft by not only reading the book, but by shooting through all of its exercises.
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. : New Riders, [2012]
Copyright Date: ©2012
ISBN: 9780321803535
Branch Call Number: 778.92 VAL
Characteristics: xvi, 295 pages :,illustrations (chiefly color).


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