BURLINGTON, Mass.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Focal Press, a leading publisher of media technology books, announces the availability of “The Photographer’s Eye: A Graphic Guide” by Michael Freeman, an acclaimed international photographer and author of 45 photographic books.
“Photography calls on three sets of skills: technical, visual and conceptual. In this book, I focus mainly on visual skills through visual explanation”
In this illustrated reimaging of his 2007 bestseller “The Photographer’s Eye,” which sold more than 600,000 copies in 24 languages, Freeman draws on his original compositional advice and presents it in a deliberately visual manner, opening up his insights to a new audience. Freeman uses his unique style of illustration to deconstruct photographs in a clear, elegant and yet thoughtful way. Examine outtakes from each shoot to understand why particular images succeeded, compared to those shot before and after.
In “The Photographer’s Eye: A Graphic Guide” Freeman keeps words to a minimum and allows his visuals to carry the story of each photograph. He uses inspiring images, concise tips and captions and his trademark diagrams - which he draws himself - to captivate his readers. Each section of the book is organized into discrete units that articulate a working method for communicating particular ideas and capturing certain subjects.
“Photography calls on three sets of skills: technical, visual and conceptual. In this book, I focus mainly on visual skills through visual explanation,” Freeman said. “My intention for this book was to provide a thorough explanation of why and how these images work without getting too wordy. The goal is for readers to internalize this graphic language so they can instantly recognize amazing and powerful shots as they appear in their own viewfinder.”
“The Photographer’s Eye: A Graphic Guide” is available now for order online at Focal Press while Freeman’s “The Photographer’s Eye Course,” a DVD and book package, will hit shelves Oct. 15. “The Photographer’s Eye Course” provides a uniquely accessible photography program, taking viewers from first principles – exposure, focus, and composition – to subtle professional considerations like the art of sharing with print or digital audiences.
Freeman is a renowned international photographer who specializes in travel, architecture and Asian art. While “The Photographer’s Eye: A Graphic Guide” is his 45th book on the craft of photography, Freeman has released a total of 135 books selling more than 4 million copies. He is particularly celebrated for his work in special effects and is known for using his own illustrations to explain his techniques. Hallmarked by a 30-year collaboration with Smithsonian magazine, Freeman is a veteran professional editorial photographer working for major international publications.
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Focal Press has been a leading publisher of media technology books for 75 years. Focal Press provides essential resources for professionals and students in many areas including: film and digital video production, photography, digital imaging, graphics, animation and new media, broadcast and media distribution technologies, music recording and production, mass communications, and theatre technology. For information about Focal Press visit www.focalpress.com.