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The Photographer's Eye – Complete Book + DVD Course is a one-stop shop for all your digital photography knowledge.
Shot over a year at locations across the world, the book is a real testament to author Michael Freeman's commitment and passion for teaching others about the wonders of travel photography. The book includes 2 DVDs, which all in all have more than four hours of video instruction.
The book in this case is more of a reference guide for the DVDs, and includes everything from the differences lens and camera can make to your shots, framing and composing, exposure and light, to your location and storytelling in pictures.
Freeman believes that observing a professional at work in the field is a great way to learn, and the DVDs in this set cover pretty much everything Freeman covers in his other books, but in a more visual format.
With the book to back up the DVDs, you have a solid base to return to, with pragmatic and straightforward advice. It also stands as a back up to the main points of the DVD. The set aims to make you get out into the world and practise your photography for real. This is the best way to improve your skills and get your creative juices flowing.
Freeman is a great teacher, and has mastered the ability to get across the information necessary without patronising, or making things too complicated. The book is set out clearly, with plenty of background information and what was being aimed for in all images.
Overall, The Photographer's Eye – Complete Book + DVD Course offers something a little different, and covers everything you'll need in two different formats, allowing you to see the professional at work, and also refer back to the book for core knowledge. A great idea, with a truly great photographer as the guide.