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Photo Composition Mastery! (On Target Photo Training Book 9) [Kindle Edition]

Dan Eitreim
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (112 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Photo Composition Mastery!

New! Revised and expanded edition!

Artisitc composition is where the rubber meets the's the difference between a snapshot and a photograph you would be proud to hang on the wall!

Here's the table of contents to show you a bit of what is covered:

  • Introduction

  • The Fastest Way To Master Your Camera

  • Light…

  • Make Your Own Softboxes

  • 3 Steps to Stunning Photography!

  • Elements Of Composition

  • Composition Defined

  • Framing Elements

  • Cultural/Psychological Positioning

  • Physical Positioning

  • Visual Framing

  • Vignette

  • Shape

  • Size

  • Space

  • Mood

  • Diagonals

  • Symmetry/Asymmetry

  • Shoot From A Unique Vantage Point

  • Directing The Eye

  • Leading Lines

  • Horizontal, Vertical And Diagonal Leading Lines

  • Photo Exercise 1

  • The Rule Of Thirds

  • The Bull's Eye

  • The Power Points

  • The Power Lines

  • Breaking The Rules

  • Photo Exercise 2

  • Additional Photo Training

  • Leading Lines - Leading lines are photo elements that will draw the viewers eye into the photo (and keep it there). Plus, they direct attention to the main subject in the photo and make it "read" the way you envisioned it.

    Diagonal Lines - Diagonal lines in a photo are powerful! If you want to denote power and dynamism in your photos, use diagonal lines.

    The Rule Of Thirds - The old standby...the rule of thirds is probably the most well known compositional rule. We cover it to be complete. Who knows, maybe this is the first photo book you've read!

    And more...And more...And more...

    Between the text, sample photos and training exercises - this easy to understand volume will have you comfortable with all the photo composition concepts and shooting better photos in no time.

    Product Details

    • File Size: 2444 KB
    • Print Length: 98 pages
    • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
    • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
    • Language: English
    • ASIN: B007S63PS8
    • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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    • Lending: Enabled
    • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #327,903 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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    Most Helpful Customer Reviews
    8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars New Point Of View February 19, 2013
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    I thought this book was very well written especially for the beginning photographer that I am. It was a quick read with very
    helpful information for composing a good picture. I have already started to look at everything in a new perspective. Without a ton of technical information, this is an easy to understand book that makes you look at the world in a new way. Thank you.
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    10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars keeping things simple September 21, 2012
    By Tony57
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    for the beginning photographer this book has a straight forward and simple not complex approach to composing your photos for good composition.
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    7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Good composition overview February 19, 2013
    By Wes
    Format:Kindle Edition
    This is a great book for beginners in photography. It covers a good range of topics in composition. While u have heard of the rule of thirds the author did a good job giving detail on power points and power lines. A great introduce to photography composition.
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    3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars A must to read and re-read February 18, 2013
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    Just downloaded this book and did a fast read. Wow. There is a lot of information and direction here. Some I knew but as I read them I thought,"crap, I keep forgetting to do that". But there are things I did not know. Again there are some photo examples of what is being talked about. I am a visual person so that is very helpful to me. Dan has another winner here. Just wish I could print out some of the pages in his book to keep in my camera bag as reminders while I am out doing a shoot. His books are helping me to think about getting into more people photography. My church is having me do the new member photos and they are hinting at me doing their new photo directory next year. Guess I might have to re-read some other of Dan's books just in case. Thanks, Dan
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    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars Photo composition mastery feels rushed February 18, 2013
    Format:Kindle Edition
    This book almost reads like a summary of a photo composition book, surrounded by marketing of the author's other books. Many subjects are touched, but somehow it feels rushed, not taking the time to explain the concepts thoroughly. I suspect many of the photos are stock photography, and one picture of which the author states he took it, has a far too low resolution to put in a book like this. Overall it feels a bit superficial, not showing the love of a photographer teaching others.
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    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars Good chapter from book about photography March 24, 2014
    By Dalius
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    It is OK book. It gives good ideas and my favourite is recommendation to have notebook where you visualise your ideas or write down your experience when you take photo. Recommendations about composition are good but you can get that from any other book.

    What I really don't like about this book that it is chapter of book and not book itself (that's why I give only 3 stars because I feel cheated). Good thing I got it for free otherwise I would be really disappointed.
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    4.0 out of 5 stars Great read for photographers. March 29, 2014
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    I downloaded this because it was free. Didn't expect much for the price. I have been an amateur photographer for over 40 years and have read countless books on the subject. I was pleasantly surprised by the information put forth in this book. I figure if I pick up one or two truly useful pointers, then it was money well spent. I learned at least a dozen from this book and will reread it several more times to get whatever I might have missed. I plan to look at others by this author.
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    4.0 out of 5 stars Good reference book. March 21, 2014
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    I am not a photographer, I am a portrait artist, but I find the same principals work. I liked this book because it pointed out details I hadn't considered before, the ones that make you go, "duh"! Many of my portraits are requested as "memorials", and I feel the tips in this book will help me create that.
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    Most Recent Customer Reviews
    4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
    Excellent learning tool.
    Published 12 hours ago by Rodney L Bricker
    5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
    Great product, thanks.
    Published 3 months ago by S. T
    5.0 out of 5 stars Easy to Understand !
    I'm a little slow with technology and this book helped me learn several new things even if it is just for taking professional looking pictures of my daughter I definitely... Read more
    Published 4 months ago by Jennifer
    4.0 out of 5 stars I good basic little book for aspiring photographers to learn the ...
    I good basic little book for aspiring photographers to learn the basics of good composition.I am a retired professional photographer and I can recommend this book without... Read more
    Published 5 months ago by Phillip E. Hunt
    3.0 out of 5 stars Good advice clearly explained
    Dan Eitreim has a knack for being able to explain technical photography details in every day language. Read more
    Published 7 months ago by JoAsis
    4.0 out of 5 stars Another 'On Target Training' Recommendation
    Does a terrific job of explaining composition concerns and issues...and some of the author's POV, habits and tips for producing better photos in a quick, easy to read and... Read more
    Published 7 months ago by Richard Whittington
    5.0 out of 5 stars Another hit for me
    I don't want to read a lot of techie in depth information on how to compose a picture, so this was perfect. I'm not a pro but take pictures as a hobby. Read more
    Published 9 months ago by Maddie
    5.0 out of 5 stars Great stuff
    All of Dans books are a great help, and are great reference material, I keep mine around just in case
    Published 11 months ago by Amazon Customer
    4.0 out of 5 stars Good basics...
    The author handles the basics of composition well in this volume. Lots of useful tips throughout the book even a couple of exercises included.
    Published 11 months ago by Dawn E. Whitmore
    5.0 out of 5 stars Closer to mastery thanks to this book!
    Over the years, I have purchased and read tons of photography books. Photo Composition Mastery was filled with really useful information. Read more
    Published 13 months ago by Amazon Customer
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    More About the Author

    I'm Dan Eitreim and I worked as a professional photographer running my own photo studio for over 20 years. I've never apprenticed or worked for any other photographers. Because of this, I've had to learn and develop my photography skills on my own.

    My first attempts were dismal to say the I studied, practiced and developed my photo skills and along the way I not only learned how to put the "wow" into my photos, but I've also learned how to teach others to do the same!

    To that end I've created a 20 volume series of photo training lessons that I've titled: "On Target Photo Training".

    I worked out of my home did my photo session on location - which means that I spent most of the day in my car! With the economy being what it is, gas expense quickly became a major concern. I started doing a lot of research on ways to save money at the gas pumps and the e-book: "54 Ways To Save Money On Gas" was born.

    I enjoy creating e-books and expect to be developing more!


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