Login or Join Now

Upload your photos, chat, win prizes and much more

Remember Me

Can't Access your Account?

New to ePHOTOzine? Join ePHOTOzine for free!

The Elements of Photography - Understanding and Creating Sophisticated Images

Join Now

Join ePHOTOzine, the friendliest photography community.

Upload photos, chat with photographers, win prizes and much more for free!

Exclusive 25% off Affinity Photo: Professional photo editing with no subscription!
Like 0
The Elements of Photography - Understanding and Creating Sophisticated Images
Rating:4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Author:Angela Faris Belt
Publisher:Focal Press
Buy From Amazon!

Written by fine-art photographer Angela Faris Belt, The Elements of Photography aims to help photographers improve their skills, learn new techniques and better understand their craft by combining their creative vision with technical accuracy. Using four basic elements framing, focus, shutter speeds and the physical media, it also features professional portfolios and suggested exercises at the end of each chapter encouraging the reader to create their own portfolio.

Elements of Photography is A5 size, has 360 pages and includes the following chapters:

Chapter 1 Framing and Borders
Chapter 2 Using Multiple Frames
Chapter 3 Shutter Speeds: Time and Motion
Chapter 4 Materials and Processes: The Aggregate Image

Illustrated throughout with examples, the book features several artists portfolio inserts from professional photographers such as Angie Buckley for inspirational purpose, in fact, I would say about half the book is taken up in this manner. These are not purely photographs however and include a summary statement from the artist about how the shots came to be taken and why.

The fact that the book's author is a professional educator is evident here and the book is well-written and explained in an easy to understand manner. Suitable for beginners but also those who want to improve their photography or refresh on certain aspects, the book starts with the very basics in each chapter progressing on to a more technical discussion later in the chapter. It may however be too basic for the more professional photographer.

The Mind's Eye Guide To CompositionThe Mind's Eye ...
Creative LightingCreative Lighti...
ePHOTOzine Guide to Great PhotographyePHOTOzine Guid...
The Complete PhotographerThe Complete Ph...
ePHOTOzine Guide to Great Photography PDFePHOTOzine Guid...
Light and Lens: Photography in the Digital AgeLight and Lens:...


There are no comments here! Be the first!
- Original Poster Comments
- Your Posts

Add a Comment

You must be a member to leave a comment

Remember me:
Un-tick this box if you want to login each time you visit.