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Michael E. Stern, a professional photographer since graduating from Art Center College of Design in 1979, has been working in the entertainment industry with The Walt Disney Co., Warner Brothers Studios, Universal Studios, and Sid & Marty Krofft Pictures among others. He has photographed executives, celebrities, products, architecture and created special visual effects. In 1995, he added digital imaging solutions to his repertoire. In 2000 while working on a project for Disney's California Adventure he honed his skill set as a digital restoration expert and continues working today on a variety of other projects. In addition to beta testing hardware and software for several companies, Michael is also adjunct faculty at Brooks Institute of Photography in Ventura, CA as an instructor in digital imaging, reflective metering techniques and location lighting for budding photojournalists. Finally he has produced customized Photoshop tutorials for working professionals who need precise, clear information, presented in an innovative way.
I was hoping for a more simple approach to Photgraphy. The book is a bit confusing to put into practice. Maybe I need more time with it. Read morePublished on April 9, 2011 by nicky
Build a Better Photograph: A Disciplined Approach to Creativity, by Michael Stern, is an inspirational story which challenges the reader to build not only a better photograph;... Read morePublished on March 4, 2011 by Richard S. Hockett
This review has been a long time coming......
Photoshop,technical and compositional skills are just background and foreground information in picture where your creative... Read more
A recommended pick is Michael E. Stern's BUILD A BETTER PHOTOGRAPH: A DISCIPLINED APPROACH TO CREATIVITY, a survey of the steps involved in the initial development of a picture... Read morePublished on February 16, 2010 by Midwest Book Review
This is one of the more interesting photography books I have read during my sixty years doing photography. Read morePublished on February 15, 2010 by Charles Heisterkamp
From the title I originally anticipated more of a technical how-to book, but was surprised to find more of a philosophical share of insight from Michael Stern. Read morePublished on February 3, 2010 by Jeremy Hall