Vision & Voice: Refining Your Vision in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

Paperback | July 12, 2010

byDavid Duchemin

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What if your image could only communicate one thing: one major idea, overarching theme, or driving emotion? If you identified this, you’d discover your vision for that image—the internal, invisible guiding principle that directs both how you capture the image and how you develop it in the digital darkroom.
Without vision, you likely find yourself flailing both behind the camera and in front of the computer—indiscriminately shooting and arbitrarily moving sliders in hopes of stumbling upon something great every once in a while. With vision, you bring direction and intention to both the creation and development of all your images.

Vision & Voice: Refining Your Vision in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom is about identifying your vision and using Lightroom’s Develop module to give voice—that outward expression—to your vision. Photographer David duChemin begins with the fundamentals of a vision-driven workflow, where he discusses everything from vision and style, to the importance of mood and color, to the crucial role of histograms and of getting the best possible digital negative to work with. After demonstrating how the Develop module’s tools affect the aesthetics of your image, duChemin then offers a straightforward approach to developing your images in accordance with your own personal vision: identify your intention, minimize the distractions, maximize the mood, and draw the viewer’s eye—all while leaving room for play and serendipity. Finally, duChemin applies this approach to 20 of his photographs as he takes you into his own digital darkroom and, beginning with the original RAW file, works step by step through the development of the final image.

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What if your image could only communicate one thing: one major idea, overarching theme, or driving emotion? If you identified this, you’d discover your vision for that image—the internal, invisible guiding principle that directs both how you capture the image and how you develop it in the digital darkroom. Without vision, you likely fi...

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What if your image could only communicate one thing: one major idea, overarching theme, or driving emotion? If you identified this, you'd discover your vision for that image—the internal, invisible guiding principle that directs both how you capture the image and how you develop it in the digital darkroom.Without vision, you likely fin...

An assignment photographer specializing in humanitarian projects and world photography,  David duChemin has been creating compelling stories with a camera in hand for over twenty years. A passionate contributor to the international photography community, duChemin's first book, Within the Frame: The Journey of Photographic Vision, recei...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 9.15 × 8.06 × 0.59 inPublished:July 12, 2010Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0321670094

ISBN - 13:9780321670090

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Part One: VISION
CHAPTER ONE Vision in Focus
CHAPTER TWO Vision And Process
CHAPTER THREE Vision and Style
CHAPTER FOUR Vision-Driven Workflow
Part Two: VOICE
CHAPTER FIVE Voice Training
CHAPTER SIX The Means of Expression
CHAPTER SEVEN Twenty Visions
CHAPTER EIGHT -Conclusion
INDEX

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MyMac.com
9 out of 10
“David duChemin’s images of people and landscapes never feel posed or artificial. There is a dignity and intimacy to his portraits of people living in impoverished conditions...This book is highly recommended for photographers seeking to refine their voice and style.”