Composition has ratings and 18 reviews. Random said: Somewhat torn on this book. I feel for something which claims to focus on composition, it spends. Laurie Excell is the author of Composition ( avg rating, ratings, 18 reviews, published ), Wildlife Photography ( avg rating, 19 ratings. In this book, author and professional photographer Laurie Excell starts with the basics of composition—such as the popular rule of thirds—and.

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I would say that this is a good book for Beginner and Intermediate photographers, but conposition you are fairly experienced and want something on artistic development look elsewhere.

And while these elements are spoken of, we often get a voodoo answer of “you just ge Somewhat torn on this book. Erik rated it liked it Jun 28, As an amateur, I should be able to compositio away with more than I managed to get.

Laurie Excell (Author of Composition)

It was a little too beginner for me but I definitely would suggest this to someone just starting out. I question her “full-frame” claim in a couple of images, so expect a different result if you shoot with one, but overall Chapters are good discussions about composition. Excell Published Apr 22, by Peachpit Press. 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 compelling images.


Keep taking awesome pictures and enjoy! Refresh and try again. This book took me a while to digest since I am fairly new to photography.

Want to Read saving…. Rafael Cacilhas rated it liked it Dec 11, The first chapters are a good laruie to photography, taking care of themes like exposure, aperture, shutter speed and other basics.

Composition: From Snapshots to Great Shots, 2nd Edition

I don’t excekl to go to really exciting places for some of the shots shown here, but there are plenty of examples of good shots taken at places like parks and wheat fields. Updates Errata Page 54, Figure 3. There is a lot of technical points in the book that are important for beginners and intermediates to know about how their camera’s work.

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It’s definitely a good one for the person who is past the beginner stage in photography, and working in the intermediate stage. Somewhat torn on this book. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

It’s a great beginning book. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Published first published November 17th This is a great book to teach photography. I Know I finished this a while ago While ISO, aperture, depth of field, etc have a part to play in photography, the author spends a lot laurir time on these subjects and not very much dealing with lines, form, color, texture, point of view, and other elements of true composition.


The chapter on sports photography is a good insight on the author’s composition thinking process.

Composition: From Snapshots to Great Shots

This is an excellent book for the someone who has gone beyond the basics. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Good basic book for lauris, couple decent tips for intermediate photographers.

It deals in part about what lens to use, based on what type of scene you are photographing, how much of a scene excel are trying to capture, etc. Publishers of technology books, eBooks, and videos for creative people. This eBook includes the following formats, accessible from your Account page after purchase:.

Photoshop for Lightroom Users, 2nd Edition. Preview — Composition by Laurie Excell. A good book to introduce you to the reflex camera world. Page 60, Figure 3. This eBook requires no passwords or activation to read.