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Old 27-07-2009, 16:34   #1 (permalink)
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Hi,

Can anyone recommend a website or book that covers composition in detail.

Many thanks,

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Re: Compositon - Reference

looks like these guys have it about covered :-)

Guidelines for Better Photographic Composition.

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2 Fabulous books, Ian :

Photographic Composition by Tom Grill and Mark Scanlon, at Amazon where you can 'look inside' to catch a glimpse of its contents.

The Photographer's Eye by Michael Freeman, also at Amazon + again you can 'look inside'.

You'll see that the 2nd book is extremely popular with Amazon customers, whereas the 1st-named book is less so. This is probably partly because "Photographic Composition" is quite a bit older (1990), but it is still an excellent reference book. Also, the 'look inside' feature does it no favours, as it only shows the first few pages which, graphically, only contain mono images of geometrical shapes, instead of including a few pages from further within the book where there are some lovely colour photo's illustrating each concept.

Anyway, I rate both of these books highly + I think they augment each other rather well
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2 Fabulous books, Ian :

Photographic Composition by Tom Grill and Mark Scanlon, at Amazon where you can 'look inside' to catch a glimpse of its contents.

The Photographer's Eye by Michael Freeman, also at Amazon + again you can 'look inside'.

You'll see that the 2nd book is extremely popular with Amazon customers, whereas the 1st-named book is less so. This is probably partly because "Photographic Composition" is quite a bit older (1990), but it is still an excellent reference book. Also, the 'look inside' feature does it no favours, as it only shows the first few pages which, graphically, only contain mono images of geometrical shapes, instead of including a few pages from further within the book where there are some lovely colour photo's illustrating each concept.

Anyway, I rate both of these books highly + I think they augment each other rather well
Thanks Charlotte I was in Waterstones earlier and did indeed browse through "The Photographers Eye" and it did seem to cover what I was after. Couldn't spend too long as the continual sighs from my kids were becoming more and more obvious!
Thanks again, will check out the first one you mentioned also
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