Photography and the Art of Seeing: A Visual Perception Workshop

Photography and the Art of Seeing: A Visual Perception Workshop

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By (author) Freeman Patterson

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  • Publisher: FIREFLY BOOKS LTD
  • Format: Paperback | 156 pages
  • Dimensions: 201mm x 206mm x 13mm | 522g
  • Publication date: 12 April 2012
  • Publication City/Country: Ontario
  • ISBN 10: 1554079802
  • ISBN 13: 9781554079803
  • Edition: 4
  • Edition statement: 4th
  • Illustrations note: Colour photos throughout
  • Sales rank: 45,011

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The second book in Freeman Patterson's internationally acclaimed series of instructional books on photography and visual design, Photography and the Art of Seeing has now been completely updated and expanded to include technical guidelines adapted for both digital and film photographers. This edition features new, never-before-published photographs, extended captions that include valuable technical information and fresh personal commentary on more than 60 new pictures selected for this edition. The jargon-free text provides techniques and innovative exercises for breaking with traditional concepts of design, enabling the photographer to develop a keen awareness of subject matter and a direction for composing the picture. Photography and the Art of Seeing is also a workshop for all visual artists that includes lessons on the fundamentals of perception and overcoming obstacles in their work.

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Freeman Patterson has published 12 books and won numerous awards, including the Lifetime Achievement Award from the North American Nature Photography Association. Patterson lives in Shamper's Bluff, New Brunswick, an ecological reserve of over 200 acres, which he recently donated to the Nature Conservancy of Canada.

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Updated and expanded to include technical guidelines adapted for both digital and film photographers. The jargon-free text provides techniques and innovative exercises for breaking with traditional concepts of design, enabling the photographer to develop a keen awareness of subject matter and a direction for composing the picture. It also offers a workshop for all visual artists that includes lesson on the fundamental of perception and overcoming obstacles in their work. This edition features several never-before-published photographs...and extended captions that include valuable technical information and personal commentary.--Ginette Lapointed"PhotoNews" (12/01/2011)