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Now that you’ve bought that amazing new DSLR, you need a book that goes beyond the camera manual to teach you how to take those great shots. One key element is composition—the creative arrangement of components in the shot, and the way a viewer’s eye travels through an image.

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Average Rating: 3.75 out of 5 rating Based on 8 Ratings

"Good General Overview" - by AVI on 04-MAR-2012
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This video is a good general overview of different techniques to keep in mind when composing a photograph. Topics discussed include: exposure, light, line, shapes, patterns, color, spatial relationships, and last but probably one of the best sections was on using photoshop to "dodge" and "burn" your photographs manually. At the end of each section "homework" assignments were given for you to practice what you have learned.

Unfortunately, though, I felt that many important ideas were left out including lens selection, reading histogram data, color balance, and more. Likewise many modes and setting used in this particular video were heavily dependent on owning a canon brand camera.

Overall, I'd say if you have an hour its worth watching just to open your mind or even refresh your mind about basic concepts when composing a photo.

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Table of Contents

Chapter/Selection

Time

Introduction

Play Video

00:00:57

Chapter 1: Equipment and Camera Settings

Preview

00:04:14

Chapter 2: Exposure

Play Video

00:05:53

Chapter 3: Light

Preview

00:04:14

Chapter 4: Lines, Shapes And Patterns

Preview

00:05:58

Chapter 5: Color

Preview

00:03:09

Chapter 6: Spatial Relationships

Play Video

00:03:17

Chapter 7: Using Editing Tools to Enhance Your Photographs

Preview

00:26:53

Conclusion

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00:02:28