9780134085067

The Visual Toolbox 60 Lessons for Stronger Photographs

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  • ISBN13:

    9780134085067

  • ISBN10:

    013408506X

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 3/27/2015
  • Publisher: New Riders

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Summary

Simply having a certain camera or lens isn’t going to make you a better photographer. So, what will? Understanding your camera. Thinking differently. Studying photographs and knowing what they provoke in you, and why. Giving the craft time to grow. Looking to painters, designers, and others who work in two dimensions and learning from them. Relentlessly looking for light, lines, and moments. Making photographs–thousands and thousands of photographs. There’s no magic bullet to achieving success, but in these pages you will learn the value of studying, practice, and remembering that your most important assets as an artist are imagination, passion, patience, receptivity, curiosity, and a dogged refusal to follow the rules.


THE VISUAL TOOLBOX is photographer David duChemin’s curriculum for learning not just how to use a camera–but how to make stronger photographs. He has developed 60 lessons, each one a stepping stone to becoming more proficient with the tools of this art, and the means to create deeper visual experiences with your images. David introduces you to the technical side of the craft but quickly moves on to composition, the creative process, and the principles that have always been responsible for making great photographs; he shows you these principles and invites you to play with them, turn them on their heads, and try a different approach to create beautiful, compelling images with your camera.

  • Features action-oriented micro-chapters designed to improve your photography immediately
  • Includes explanations of 60 concepts with an assignment for nearly every chapter
  • Covers such topics as balance, using negative space, exploring color contrast, waiting for the moment, learning to incorporate mood and motion, and much more

 

Author Biography

David duChemin is an assignment photographer specializing in humanitarian projects and world photography. A passionate contributor to the international photography community, duChemin has previously written five books for New Riders. His first, Within the Frame: The Journey of Photographic Vision, received worldwide acclaim for its vision, passion, and depth. David is based in Vancouver and can be found online at davidduchemin.com.

Table of Contents

¿ Master the Triangle

¿ Learn to Pan

¿ Explore Color Contrast

¿ Lines: Lead My Eye

¿ Learn to Sketch

¿ Light: Silhouettes

¿ Light: Reflections

¿ Moments: Timing

¿ Moments: Patience

¿ Use Negative Space

¿ Orientation of Frame

¿ Use Scale¿

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