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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Vivaladimas rated it it was amazing Mar 19, And while these elements are spoken of, we often get a voodoo answer of “you just get it when you get it”. The description of this book, posted on this page, does NOT describe this book. It’s a great beginning book. Most of what is written here are things I do pretty much every day. Description Copyright Dimensions: Photoshop for Lightroom Users, 2nd Edition.

The author mentions that sometimes its ok to break the rules, but we’re never really told what the rules are other than don’t stick the horizon in the middle of the picture and other than a couple example pictures, we never really learn anything about when and why it is a good idea to break the rules.

Laurie S. Excell

In addition to dozens of brand-new images and more in-depth coverage on topics such as patterns and textures and arranging elements in a frame, this revised edition features several completely new chapters. Want to Read saving…. Antonio Pontes rated it really liked it Oct 22, Nonetheless, I learned a lot and will read it again sometime in the future when I have more experience excekl a deeper understanding of photography.

As a beginning photographer, however this would have provided great insight on how to truly take my snapshots and make them better. This is an excellent book for the someone exell has gone beyond the basics.


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. In this book, author and professional photographer Laurie Excell starts with the basics of composition—such as the popular rule of thirds—and illustrates how elements like color, shape, angles, and contrast work to create compelling images.

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It deals in part about what lens commposition use, based on what type of scene you are photographing, how much of a scene you are trying to capture, etc. Apr 09, Kristina rated it really liked it. While it took me a long while to read, this is because it does a really good job of providing a set of exercises at the end of each chapter. Keep taking awesome pictures and enjoy! Pretty good book on photography composition.

Particularly suited for aspiring nature photographers. No trivia or quizzes yet. Overall, this isn’t a bad book, and coomposition of the photographs are lovely, but I really came away with very little new knowledge. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Return to Book Page.

Composition: From Snapshots to Great Shots, 2nd Edition

Books by Laurie Excell. Good basic book for beginners, couple decent tips for intermediate photographers. I would say that this is a good book for Beginner and Intermediate photographers, but if you are fairly experienced and want something on artistic development look elsewhere.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. They are alluded to, but we’re never really told what they are. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Light Table of Contents Chapter 1: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. It is This book took me a while to digest since I am fairly new to photography.


Publishers of technology books, eBooks, and videos for creative people. It’s definitely a good one for the person who is past the beginner stage in photography, and working in the intermediate stage. I Know I finished this a while ago Each chapter has homework assignments to help you practice what you studied in the chapter.

Excell Published Apr 22, by Peachpit Press. The chapter on sports photography is a good insight on the author’s composition thinking process.

Then the author enters a good explanation of several principles for good composition, like framing, the rule of thirds, colors, and others. I think the thng I enjoyed the most was the chapters by other photographers like Steve Simon and John Batdorff and their takes on composition. There is a lot of technical points in the book that are important for beginners and excel to know about how their camera’s work.

Very good book for those beginning to study composition on a more serious level.

Beautifully illustrated with large, vibrant photos, this book teaches you how to take control of your photography to get the image you want every time you pick up the camera. While ISO, aperture, depth of field, etc have a part to play in photography, the author spends a lot of time on these subjects and not very much dealing with lines, form, color, texture, point of view, and other elements of true coposition.

This eBook requires no passwords or activation to read. A good book to introduce you to coposition reflex camera world. Kindle Editionpages.