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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I’ve had this book for a while and probably should have read it when I first got it. I question her “full-frame” claim in a couple of images, so expect a different result if you shoot with one, but overall Chapters are good discussions about composition.

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Now that I have read the entire book, I need to go back over each chapter in detail and get the motivation to go out and really put to practice what I have learned. Mar 29, Jessica Nguyen rated it really liked it.

Contributing photographers, John Batdorff, David Brommer, Rick Rickman, and Steve Simon, compsoition unique perspectives on black and white, sports, art history, and other subjects related to composition.

I Know I finished this a while ago It deals in part about what lens to use, based on what type of scene you are photographing, how much of a scene you are trying to capture, etc. Unlimited one-month access with your purchase.

Good basic book for beginners, couple decent tips for intermediate photographers. Rafael Cacilhas rated it liked it Dec 11, No trivia or quizzes yet.


Not a bad book on composition. And while these elements are spoken of, we often get a voodoo answer of “you just get it when you get it”. Jan 06, Jennifer Fitzgerald-Walker rated it really liked it. Ian Maclean rated it liked it May 30, Tina Godby rated it it was amazing Dec 30, Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Coposition 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. It’s definitely a good one for the person who is past the beginner stage in photography, and working in the intermediate stage.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Adam rated it really liked it Apr 09, The chapter on sports photography is a good insight on the author’s composition thinking process.

Vivaladimas rated it it was amazing Mar 19, A pet peeve of mine on most books on photography, even the ones aimed at amateurs, is that everyone has access to not only a semi expensive DSLR, compoxition myriad of expensive lenses, and often not just one but multiple bodies.

It was the perfect level for me, not so beginning that it explained what every little word meant, but not too advanced. Preview — Composition by Laurie Excell. Book Sorry, this book is no longer in print. In this specific case, composition is a subject that can be used and explored with any equipment, be it the simple camera of your phone to professional grade DSLRs.

Laurie Excell (Author of Composition)

As a beginning photographer, however this would have provided great insight on how to truly take my snapshots and make them better. Richard rated it it was amazing May 07, 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, luarie, point of view, and other elements of true composition.


Register your product to gain access to bonus material or receive a coupon. This is I didn’t realize how much I already knew. This is excellent reference for both first time photographers and more advanced as refresher.

The description of this book, posted on this page, does NOT describe this book. Want to Read saving…. These will include a chapter of step-by-step examples xecell highlight the compositional technique used to get just the right shot; a new chapter on black-and-white photography; ecell a chapter on what to do after the shot—enhancing and editing the images in post-processing. Open Preview See a Problem?

Overall, this isn’t a bad book, and many of the photographs are lovely, but I really came away with very little new knowledge. Other Things You Might Like. 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.