Composition: From Snapshots to Great Shots Reviews

Posted by Julie Morris on Thu, Apr 07, 2011 @ 03:21 AM
Composition: From Snapshots to Great Shots


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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.

With Composition: From Snapshots to Great Shots, author and photographer Laurie Excell starts with the basics of composition and explores how the elements of color, shape, angles, and contrast work to create co

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37 of 42 people found the following review helpful:

5.0 out of 5 stars
Excellent for BEGINNER photographers, December 5, 2010


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This is a great book with lots of useful easy to read and digest information for AMATEUR photographers. There is much less to gain from the book if you are an experienced photog but that is no reason to downgrade the rating for this book given its TARGET audience.

The chapters are well organized, the book is well written and I really like that the pictures are accompanied with relevant information about the shot including basic things like the shutter speed and aperture.

I would have loved to have had this book a few years ago when starting out my photography hobby. It would be a GREAT complement to the Scott Kelby series of books about Digital Photography:

Scott Kelby's Digital Photography Boxed Set, Volumes 1, 2, and 3, and Bryan Peterson's classic book on Aperture.

The book is compact enough that you can take it on a holiday with you to get inspiration on the road and see how to take better photos in various situations on your trip. Highly recommended for NEW photographers.


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17 of 20 people found the following review helpful:

5.0 out of 5 stars
An excellent book on photographic composition, December 24, 2010


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This is a very good book on composition. It is well written and illustrated with multiple to the point examples. Its takes the reader from the very basic concepts of photography to more advanced concept all in a logical, easy to understand language. I found the book hard to put down once I started and I feel that this is because the authors great writing style.

Update 2 weeks after having the book:

The material read has sunk into my mind and I find that I am using the techniques for composition more and more even when I am not thinking about them. The book has fullfilled its mission to improve the skills of the photographer. I feel that the book has opened my mind to seeing the world in a different way allowing better composition.


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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful:

5.0 out of 5 stars
Even better in print version..., January 24, 2011



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I purchased the Kindle version of the book and loved it. I learned a lot about composition and enjoyed the illustrations on the Kindle.

I recently purchased the EXPOSURE book in the series in print. The photos are great with high quality reproduction. I liked it enough that I went back and bought a print version of COMPOSITION to have also.


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