Fundamentals of Photography (Great Courses, #7901)

Fundamentals of Photography Great Courses Photographs are than just snapshots When taken the right way they become dramatic personal statements with the power to last forever They can transport you to distant landscapes capture fleeting emo

  • Title: Fundamentals of Photography (Great Courses, #7901)
  • Author: Joel Sartore
  • ISBN: 1598038893
  • Page: 176
  • Format: DVD-ROM
  • Photographs are than just snapshots When taken the right way, they become dramatic personal statements with the power to last forever They can transport you to distant landscapes, capture fleeting emotions, recall cherished memories, reveal the beauty of daily life, and even change the world With recent developments in technology, we now take and share photographsPhotographs are than just snapshots When taken the right way, they become dramatic personal statements with the power to last forever They can transport you to distant landscapes, capture fleeting emotions, recall cherished memories, reveal the beauty of daily life, and even change the world With recent developments in technology, we now take and share photographs almost instantaneously through online photo albums and social media making this unique form of personal expression central to our lives than ever before But when many of us take photographs, we simply point our cameras and click without being aware of what we re doing, what we re seeing, or how we can do it better In reality, taking great photographs requires you to see as a professional photographer does to train your eyes using the same fundamental techniques and principles the experts use to create unforgettable images from the grandest and simplest of subjects Whether you take photos as a hobby or for a living, whether you re shooting indoors or outdoors, whether you re using a simple digital camera or the latest high tech lenses understanding how to use the power of your camera s settings how to create or capture the right lighting and angles how to handle difficult situations such as poor lighting or fast moving subjects and how to research and plan for the perfect photo shoot can lead you to start taking dynamic photographs ones that truly capture everything you see and feel about a particular moment in time.

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    1. These are the lecture notes to the Great Courses lectures on photograph, not meant to use as a standalone book. There are tips that are easy to follow and others that take time to develop fully. The course is very good and you have to digest it. Just reading the notes by themselves will likely be much less effective.

    2. Fantastic course. Joel is so passionate, humorous, and great at story telling. He covers many topics from the basic controls of camera to lighting (natural or introduced light), composition, to various topics of photography such as landscape, wildlife, people. He spends a great number of lectures on the field, introducing a topic and a scene, and shows how he works the scene to achieve better photos. The last lecture on Photo Essay is the best.

    3. "Fundamentals of Photography" by Joel Sartore is a book that includes lessons on photography. "Fundamentals of Photography" is an amazing book because the tips are so helpful in the photography world. Although this is an informational book, for an interested photographer, this book is very attention-grabbing/keeping. I would recommend this book to any photographer looking to better his/hers skills.

    4. Ironically, I actually liked the book more than the attached DVDs - which were too slow. Of course, I missed out on seeing the examples of the photographs, but I imagine took me there. I got the necessary information in way less time from reading the short book - instead of watching some 52 half hour segments. It would not have been worth the time.

    5. Perfect for anyone wanting to improve their photography skills. I suggest buying the dvd set that accompanies the book.

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