Read This if You Want to Take Great Photographs
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Read This if You Want to Take Great Photographs

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Over 300,000 copies sold!





Read This if You Want to Take Great Photographs is ideal for the new wave of snapshooters using DSLR, compact system and bridge cameras. It contains no graphs, no techie diagrams and no camera-club jargon. Instead, it inspires readers through iconic images and playful copy, packed with hands-on tips.






Split into five sections, the book covers composition, exposure, light, lenses and the art of seeing. Masterpieces by acclaimed photographers - including Henri Cartier-Bresson, Sebastiao Salgado, Fay Godwin, Nadav Kander, Daido Moriyama and Martin Parr - serve to illustrate points and encourage readers to try out new ideas.





Today's aspiring photographers want immediacy and see photography as an affordable way of expressing themselves quickly and creatively. This handbook meets their needs, teaching them how to take photographs using professional techniques.






Read This If You Want to Take Great Photographs is part of the internationally-bestselling 'Read This' series, which has sold over half-a-million books worldwide and has been translated into over 20 languages.





Coming soon:
Read This if You Want to Be Great at Drawing People by Selwyn Leamy (September 2019)






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Product details

  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 144 x 200 x 10.16mm | 310g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 50 colour illustrations
  • 1780673353
  • 9781780673356
  • 1,902

Table of contents

Introduction Start by ignoring everything Composition Leading lines / Landscape or portrait? / Framing / Foreground interest / Close-ups / Symmetry / The rule of thirds / Working the frame / Visual weight / Breaking the rules Exposure Modes / Shutter speed and shutter priority / Slow shutter speeds / Tripods / Fast shutter speeds / Aperture and aperture priority / Shallow depth of field / Deep depth of field / ISO / Manual / Exposure compensation Light Hard light / Soft light / Natural and artificial light / White balance / Inbuilt flash / Fill flash Lenses Lenses made easy / Wide angle: short focal length / Telephoto: long focal length / Standard focal length / Prime lenses / Macro photography Seeing Decisive moments / The dangers of perfectionism / What is beauty? / The art of seeing / Get physical / Tough love / Take your time / Be specific / The importance of intrigue / The X factor / Shoot a project Conclusion The secret to taking great pictures
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"["Read This If You Want to Take Great Photographs" is] easy-to-read [with] vital info for the guy or girl new to their DSLR or compact system camera." - "HiConsumption.com" ""Read This If You Want to Take Great Photographs."is the perfect quick reference for photographers to toss in their camera bag for a bit of inspiration and reminder of the basics." - "GeekDad" ""Read This If You Want to Take Great Photographs" is the perfect quick reference for photographers to toss in their camera bag for a bit of inspiration and reminder of the basics." - "GeekDad" "Read This If You Want to Take Great Photographs is the perfect quick reference for photographers to toss in their camera bag for a bit of inspiration and reminder of the basics." - GeekDad "Amateur photographers will love this practical and accessible guide; it will be appreciated by anyone who enjoys photography. Highly recommended." - Library Journal "If you have always wanted to take good pictures but shun away from photography books filled with incomprehensible jargon, then this book may be for you." - Design Taxi "We've read and studied all the diagrams, manuals and jargon out there for our DSLRs, but none of it is as easy to remember or recall as the information Carroll throws down in this tome. If you're serious about being a better photographer, do what the title of the book tells you to." - Cool Material "[Read This If You Want to Take Great Photographs is] easy-to-read [with] vital info for the guy or girl new to their DSLR or compact system camera." - HiConsumption.com
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About Henry Carroll

Henry Carroll studied photography at the Royal College of Art and his work has been featured in a number of international exhibitions and publications. Building on his experience teaching aspiring photographers of all ages, Henry founded frui.co.uk, one of the UK's leading providers of photography holidays and courses. Henry's clear, jargon-free style of teaching has demystified digital photography and inspired thousands to get creative with their cameras.
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