In his latest book – Composition Digital Field Guide – author and San Diego-based photographer, Alan Hess, shares his knowledge of photo basics for the frustrated novice wanting a better image.
Covering a tremendous array of topics, Alan breaks down the basics of composition, explaining the rule of thirds, use of color and cropping, even tips on achieving better exposures and color balance.
For those of you feeling a bit overwhelmed by the world of digital photography, this field guide will not only help you understand the basic functions of your SLR in order to get better shots, but also help you get a bit more creative in order to achieve dynamic and striking compositions.
Alan conveys the importance of thoughtfully considering your subjects and environment while executing specific techniques in order to get those shots you've always wanted but couldn't seem to capture.
With chapters including Symmetry and Balance, Light and Exposure, and How to Use the Gray Card and Color Checker (cards included in the book), Composition Digital Field Guide is – surprise – about much more than composition. It's a great read and camera bag accessory for anyone looking for a some handy tips and information.
WIN a copy of Composition Digital Field Guide – signed by the author!
Artistic Photo Canvas – Alan Hess' preferred lab for lifelike prints on canvas – has four signed copies of Composition Digital Field Guide to give away to readers of The Photo Canvas Blog!
For your chance to win, just post a comment below. We'll draw one random winner each day between Wednesday, Oct. 27 and Saturday, Oct. 30, 2010. Be sure to use a valid email address when posting your comment – it won't appear on the blog – so we can contact you if you're a winner! Good luck!
– Camille Pyatte, Team APC
Wednesday, October 27: Michael Kells – Congratulations!
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