Ever wonder what it would be like to get inside the head of an accomplished photographer as he chooses a subject, works the scene, selects an image, and then edits the image, resulting in a piece of photographic art?
As a follow-up to his successful first book, Take Your Photography To The Next Level, author/photographer George Barr now applies the practice to the theory. Go along with George as he searches for subjects, sorts out scenes, refines his composition, and then moves From Camera to Computer as he edits his images, not only correcting flaws, but making the images match his vision.
You'll see proof sheets and "not quite there" images, and you’ll learn tips on image editing from someone who is focused on creating a fine art image rather than mass producing many similar images—which is often the goal of commercial photographers.
With his friendly, easy-to-understand approach George goes beyond how to edit your images by teaching the whys behind the editing process. This book is certain to help you dramatically improve your own images.
• Finding photographic subjects
• Working the scene
• Practical issues in composition
• What to change in a captured image
• How to edit your images—a practical, easy workflow
Living in Calgary, Canada, George Barr has been an avid photographer since age 12, working initially with a WWII Zeiss Ikonta and in a basement darkroom. He progressed through medium format, 4x5, and now uses DSLRs. He is a family doctor with a special interest in psychiatry, but his primary passion has always been the fine art photograph.
By the time George closed his darkroom, he was making very high quality prints and he carried on this level of excellence with digital cameras and inkjet printing, producing some of the finest inkjet prints made.
George's major milestones include learning from Fred Picker how to make high quality prints; learning from Hubert Hohn of the Edmonton Art Gallery how to “see” photographs; studying original, bare Edward Weston prints; and attending workshops, working with galleries, and being published. His images have been published in Black and White Photography, Black and White, Focus, Lenswork, and Outdoor Photography (British version).
George has been a long time teacher of medical students, patients, and fellow photographers. As a writer of patient newsletters, it was a short step to writing books and essays on photography. Once again, George has bravely tackled writing on the challenging subjects of aesthetics, seeing, and composing, in a style that is clear, practical, and accessible to all.
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