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Basics Creative Photography 01: Design Principles

Book Description

Basics Creative Photography 01: Design Principles introduces students to a more considered approach that can add dynamism and impact to photography, whatever the style or genre – something that today’s editors, curators and publishers are all crying out for. In an age oversaturated with photographic imagery, this book demonstrates how design awareness can add a new level of depth to your images. It guides students through a comprehensive range of principles traditionally associated with design, including the use of line, shape, colour, space, texture and light, and demonstrates how these can be applied to photography.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title page
  3. Copyright
  4. Contents
  5. Introduction
  6. Chapter 1: Basic design theory
    1. The role of the viewfinder in photography
    2. The use space
    3. Positional decisions
    4. Case study 1-Points of view
    5. The rules and when to break them
    6. Exercise 1-Cropping
  7. Chapter 2: The elements of design
    1. Line (1/2)
    2. Line (2/2)
    3. Shape or form
    4. Space (1/2)
    5. Space (2/2)
    6. Texture
    7. Case study 2-Light and time
    8. Light (1/2)
    9. Light (2/2)
    10. Colour (1/2)
    11. Colour (2/2)
    12. Exercise 2-Design limitations
  8. Chapter 3: First design principles
    1. Pattern
    2. Repetition (1/2)
    3. Repetition (2/2)
    4. Interruption
    5. Variety and unity
    6. Case study 3-Depth and light
    7. Rhythm
    8. Contrast
    9. Exercise 3-Form and structure
  9. Chapter 4: Depth and scale
    1. Overcoming limitations
    2. Actual and illusory depth (1/2)
    3. Actual and illusory depth (2/2)
    4. Scale and proportion
    5. Case study 4-Style and setting
    6. The absence of scale
    7. Abstraction
    8. Exercise 4-Abstract images
  10. Chapter 5: Movement and flow
    1. Directional forces
    2. Case study 5_Lines and shapes
    3. Containment
    4. Flow direction
    5. Exercise 5-Observation
  11. Chapter 6: Emphasis and emotion
    1. Point of interest
    2. Focus areas vs areas of de-focus
    3. Juxtaposition
    4. Case study 6-Juxtaposition
    5. Incongruity
    6. Mood and emotion
    7. Exercise 6-Themes
  12. Chapter 7: Putting it all together
    1. Expressing views and visions
    2. Symbolism as visual shorthand
    3. Case study 7-The vernacular
    4. Creative strategies
    5. Exercise 7-Concepts and ideas
  13. Conclusion
  14. Glossary
  15. Bibliography and webography
  16. Index
  17. Acknowledgements and picture credits
  18. Working with ethics (1/2)
  19. Working with ethics (2/2)
  20. Back Cover