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The Photographer's Vision : Understanding and Appreciating Great Photography

By (author) Michael Freeman

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In "The Photographers Eye", Michael Freeman showed what a photographer needs to do in the instant before the shutter is released. In the sequel, "The Photographers Mind", he explained the way that professional photographers think a picture through before taking it. Both of these international best-sellers featured Michaels own photography: stunning landscapes, revealing portraits, and fascinating street photography. Now, in "The Photographers Vision", he examines the work of photography's greats, explaining how to look at a photo and how to learn from looking at it. The featured work includes some of the most distinguished names in photography's history: Nick Knight, Frederick Henry Evans, Frans Lanting, Tim Page, Wolfgang Tillmans, Nan Goldin, Paul Outerbridge, Walker Evans, Cindy Sherman, Elliott Erwitt, Trent Parke, Jeff Wall, Paul Strand, Romano Cagnoni, Horst Faas, James Casebere and many more, making this book visually stunning as well as intellectually authoritative.

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  • Hardback | 192 pages
  • 246 x 264 x 22mm | 1,038.72g
  • 01 Nov 2011
  • Octopus Publishing Group
  • Ilex
  • Lewes
  • English
  • Illustrations (some col.), ports. (some col.)
  • 1907579311
  • 9781907579318
  • 146,291

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Michael Freeman, professional photographer and best-selling author, was born in England in 1945, took a Masters in Geography at Brasenose College, Oxford University, and then worked in advertising in London for six years. In 1971 he made the life-changing decision to travel up the Amazon with two secondhand cameras, and when Time-Life used many of the pictures he came back with, he embarked on a full-time photographic career. Since then, working for clients that include all the world's major magazines, most notably the Smithsonian Magazine (for which he has shot more than 40 stories over 30 years), Freeman's reputation as one of the world's leading reportage photographershas been consolidated. Of his many books, which have sold over 4 million copies worldwide, more than 60 titles are on the practice of photography. For this photographic educational work he was awarded the Prix Louis Philippe Clerc by the French Ministry of Culture. Freeman's books on photography have been translated into 27 languages.

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