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Picture Perfect Practice: A Self-Training Guide to Mastering the Challenges of Taking World-Class Photographs, 1st edition

  • Roberto Valenzuela

Published by New Riders (February 17th 2012) - Copyright © 2012

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Picture Perfect Practice: A Self-Training Guide to Mastering the Challenges of Taking World-Class Photographs

ISBN-13: 9780132852913

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Table of contents

Contents
Foreword    xi
Introduction   xiii   
How to Read This Book         xiv

The Location, Posing, and Execution Charts         xvi

 

Part 1: locations

1 Geometry 3

Geometry for Framing         5

Geometry in the Environment         7

Geometry for Balance         9

Putting It All Together         10

 

2 Balance 11

Balancing with People         12

Balancing with Objects         12

Five Key Questions for Choosing a Balance Point         12

Balancing with Space         15

 

3 Parallel Lines         21

Working with Horizontal Lines         22

Working with Vertical Lines         24

 

4 Symmetry 27

Combining Vertical Symmetry with People         29

Combining Horizontal Symmetry with People         31

Seeing Symmetry Everywhere         32

 

5 Color Elements         35

Keep Contrasting Colors to a Minimum         36

Find an Area Where the Colors Are Part of the Same Family         36

The Three-Color Limit         38

 

6 Depth 43

Depth and the Environment         44

Depth with Context         44

Depth for Mood         45

Depth with Movement         49

 

Shadows         53

The Bright Side of Shadows.         54

Using Dark Rooms Outside to Create Striking Portraits with Shadows          54

1: Shooting from the Shadow Side         55

2: Shooting in the Middle Between the Bright and Shadow Sides          56

3: Shooting from the Bright Side         57

Navigate by the Shadows on the Ground         59

Casting Shadows from Objects to Create Graphical In

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