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The visual toolbox : 60 lessons for stronger photographs

Author: David DuChemin
Publisher: [ San Francisco] : [New Riders], 2015
Series: Voices that matter; Always learning
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David DuChemin
ISBN: 9780134085067 013408506X
OCLC Number: 990773335
Notes: Includes index
Description: xii, 269 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 23 cm.
Contents: Consider your vision --
Ask better questions --
Manual --
Exposure: the zone system --
Exposure: optimize your RAW exposures --
Master the triangle --
Use a slower shutter speed --
Learn to pan --
Use intentional camera movement --
Use wide-angle lenses to create a sense of inclusion --
Forget the camera --
Learn to isolate --
Isolation: use a longer lens --
Isolation: use a wider aperture --
Use tighter apertures to deepen focus --
Use focus to abstract --
Consider your color palette --
Explore color contrast --
Try it in black and white --
Point of view: control your lines --
Lines: use diagonals to create energy --
Lines: patterns --
Lines: lead my eye --
Lines: horizons --
Learn to sketch --
See the direction of light --
Light: front light --
Light: side light --
Light: backlight --
Quality of light: further considerations --
White balance for mood --
Light: reflections --
Light: shadows --
Light: silhouettes --
Light: lens flare --
Moments: timing --
Moments: patience --
Moments: await your foreground --
People --
Understand visual mass --
Experiment with balance and tension --
Use your negative space --
Know your subject --
Juxtaposition: find conceptual contrasts --
Telling stories --
Think cinematically --
Orientation of frame --
Choose your aspect ratio --
Use scale --
Explore possibilities --
Get closer, see differently --
Slow down --
Use a tripod --
Understand optical filters --
Stay present --
Simplify --
Shoot from the heart --
Print your work and live with it --
Listen to other voices (very carefully) --
Study the masters
Series Title: Voices that matter; Always learning
Other Titles: 60 lessons for stronger photographs
Sixty lessons for stronger photographs
Responsibility: David duChemin

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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."--Publisher's description

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