The Photographer's Mind: Creative Thinking for Better Digital Photos

Paperback | September 28, 2010

byMichael FreemanEditorMichael Freeman

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The source of any photograph is not the camera or even the scene viewed through the viewfinder-it is the mind of the photographer: this is where an image is created before it is committed to a memory card or film.  In The Photographer's Mind, the follow-up to the international best-seller, The Photographer's Eye, photographer and author Michael Freeman unravels the mystery behind the creation of a photograph.

The nature of photography demands that the viewer constantly be intrigued and surprised by new imagery and different interpretations, more so than in any other art form. The aim of this book is to answer what makes a photograph great, and to explore the ways that top photographers achieve this goal time and time again.

As you delve deeper into this subject, The Photographer's Mind will provide you with invaluable knowledge on avoiding clich¿the cyclical nature of fashion, style and mannerism, light, and even how to handle the unexpected.

Michael Freeman is the author of the global bestseller, The Photographer's Eye. Now published in sixteen languages, The Photographer's Eye continues to speak to photographers everywhere. Reaching 100,000 copies in print in the US alone, and 300,000+ worldwide, it shows how anyone can develop the ability to see and shoot great digital photographs.

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The source of any photograph is not the camera or even the scene viewed through the viewfinder-it is the mind of the photographer: this is where an image is created before it is committed to a memory card or film.  In The Photographer's Mind, the follow-up to the international best-seller, The Photographer's Eye, photographer and autho...

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The source of any photograph is not the camera or even the scene viewed through the viewfinder it is the mind of the photographer: this is where an image is created before it is committed to a memory card or film.  InThe Photographer's Mind, the follow-up to the international best-seller,The Photographer's Eye, photographer and author ...

Michael Freeman is a renowned international photographer and writer who specializes in travel, architecture, and Asian art. He is particularly well known for his expertise in special effects. He has been a leading photographer for the Smithsonian magazine for many years, and has worked for Time-Life Books and Reader's Digest. Michael i...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:194 pages, 9.9 × 9.3 × 0.6 inPublished:September 28, 2010Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0240815173

ISBN - 13:9780240815176

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Table of Contents

Introduction

Intent (Layers of Subject; Looking Good; Different Beauty; Dead Monsters; Clich¿nd Irony; Lifting the Mundane; The Reveal)

Style (The Range of Expression; Classical Balance; Harmonics; Leading the Eye; Opposition; Low Graphic Style; Minimalism; High Graphic Style; Engineered Disorder)

Process (Image Templates; Interactive Composition; Time and Motion; The Look; Hyper-Realistic; Enriched; Drained; Luminous)

Index

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"In this volume, Freeman contemplates what makes a photo gripping, appealing, or beautiful, breaking subject matter, lighting, and composition into component parts and defining and discussing each. Filled with examples at each step, the elements of a photo are organized into three sections - intent, style, and process - with examples of the transformations possible using digital technology surveyed in the final section. This is a superb guide, thought provoking and useful for photographers at all levels."--SciTechBookNews "In Freeman's follow-up to his popular Photographer's Eye and Photographer's Eye Field Guide, he generously shares experience he has gained as a professional photographer to improve the quality of the digital pictures nearly everyone is now creating. The content is streamlined into three chapters, on intent, style, and process, that tackle both the practical and the intangible aspects of photography more thoughtfully than many similar books. Freeman is as adept at explaining composition as he is at discussing the problem of clich¿r the philosophy of the sublime. Suitable for all who are serious about improving their photos."--Library Journal "The Photographer's Mind is Michael Freeman's follow up to his best-selling book, The Photographer's Eye. Containing more than 400 images with schematic illustrations showing how and why they work, the book is targeted at serious amateurs, intermediate as well as professional photographers."--Photography Blog "Freeman's latest offering reaffirms his place as a skilled photographer and deep thinker with much to impart about the variety of mental processes at play when viewing an image."-- DPReview.com