Composition has ratings and 18 reviews. Random said: Somewhat torn on this book. I feel for something which claims to focus on composition, it spends. Laurie Excell is the author of Composition ( avg rating, ratings, 18 reviews, published ), Wildlife Photography ( avg rating, 19 ratings. In this book, author and professional photographer Laurie Excell starts with the basics of composition—such as the popular rule of thirds—and.

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Composition: From Snapshots to Great Shots

These will include a chapter of step-by-step examples that highlight the compositional technique used to get just the right shot; a new chapter on black-and-white photography; and a chapter on what to do after the shot—enhancing and editing the images in post-processing. And while these elements are spoken of, we often get a voodoo answer of “you just ge Somewhat torn on this book.

Particularly suited for aspiring nature photographers. Somewhat torn on this book. We customize your eBook by discreetly watermarking it with your name, making it uniquely yours.

Very good book for those beginning to study composition on a more serious level. Mar 29, Jessica Nguyen rated it really liked it. Want to Read saving….


The triangles in the lower right-hand corners of the diagrams should reflect shutter speeds: Trav Olson rated it liked it Jul 15, Best for beginner or intermediate level photographer but even experienced photographers will get something from it. They are alluded to, but we’re never really told what they are. Preview — Composition by Laurie Excell. It was the perfect level for me, not so beginning that it explained what every little word meant, but not too advanced.

Overall, this isn’t a bad book, and many of the photographs are lovely, but I really came away with very little new knowledge. Return to Book Page. This is a coposition book to teach photography.

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Apr 21, Aubree rated it really liked it. This eBook includes the following formats, accessible from your Account page after purchase:. Jan 26, XO rated it really liked it. The description of this book, posted on this page, does NOT describe this book. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. As a beginning photographer, however this would have provided great insight on how to truly take my snapshots and make them better.

And while these elements are spoken of, we often get a voodoo answer of “you just get it when you get it”. Beautifully illustrated with large, vibrant photos, this book will help you bring your own unique artistic expression to any situation whether taking portraits, action shots, landscapes, or events, teaching you how to take control of your photography to get the image you want every time you pick up the camera.


Each chapter has homework assignments to help you practice what you studied in the chapter. This is I didn’t realize how much I already knew. I do feel like the title is a little misleading though as there is more about general photography than composition. Book Sorry, this book is no longer in print. In the process, she covers all key camera features that affect composition regardless of what type of DSLR you haveincluding the ability to freeze and convey motion depending on what shutter speed you choose, and the correlation between aperture and depth of field.

The book never really covers the exact elements of composition. I don’t get to go to really exciting places for some of the shots shown here, but there are plenty of examples of good shots taken at places like parks and wheat fields. Pretty good book on photography composition. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

This book took me a while to digest since I am fairly new to photography. Mike rated it liked it Apr 13, Open Preview See a Problem?