It is time for another book review. Over the last few months I have been reading Michael Freeman’s book The Photographer’s Eye: Composition and Design for Better Digital Photos.
Word of warning. This book is packed with information. And by that I mean densely packed with information. That is the reason it took me so long to read it. Each chapter had to be ‘digested’ to be fully understood.
The books goes through a lot of the graphical elements of photography and explains what each elements adds to the photograph. The concept that I think I got the most out of is chiaroscuro. This is an Italian term that describes the light & dark contrast in a picture.
I can’t go into depth everything that the book covers. But I can say that it did help me look at photographs in a different way. Know when I look at photographs, my own and others, I understand better the reason that I am drawn to it.
If you want to understand the different parts of a picture I suggest you read this book.