Picture Perfect Practice: A Self-Training Guide to Mastering the Challenges of Taking World-Class Photographs (Paperback)

Roberto Valenzuela

  • 出版商: New Riders
  • 出版日期: 2012-02-17
  • 定價: $1,750
  • 售價: 9.0$1,575
  • 語言: 英文
  • 頁數: 312
  • 裝訂: Paperback
  • ISBN: 0321803531
  • ISBN-13: 9780321803535
  • 相關分類: 設計攝影 Photograph
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Foreword by Skip Cohen

Translating the chaos of the real world into a breathtakingly simple, beautiful photograph can often seem like an impossible task. With busy, cluttered backgrounds and subjects who don’t know how to pose, how can you take control and get a great shot no matter the situation? In Picture Perfect Practice, photographer Roberto Valenzuela breaks down the craft of photography into three key elements–locations, poses, and execution–that you can use to unlock the photographic opportunities lying beneath every challenging situation.

Valenzuela stresses the need for photographers to actively practice their craft every day–just like you would practice a musical instrument–in order to master the art of making great images. With chapters that offer practice exercises to strengthen your photographic abilities, you’ll learn how to approach a scene, break it down, and see your way to a great photograph. The Location section features chapters that cover symmetry, balance, framing, color elements, textures, and much more. The Posing section includes the Five Key Posing Techniques that Valenzuela uses every time he’s shooting people, as well as a complete list of poses and how to achieve, customize, and perfect them. The Execution portion, with sections like “Lighting through Direction” and “Simplicity through Subtraction,” reveals Valenzuela’s overall approach to getting the shot. The book also includes an inspiring and helpful chapter on deliberate practice techniques, where Valenzuela describes his system for practicing and analyzing his work, which leads to constant improvement as a photographer.

If you’ve been frustrated and overwhelmed by the challenges of real-world locations, posing your subjects, or executing a great image–or if you simply want to become a better shooter but don’t know where to start–Picture Perfect Practice gives you the tools and information you need to finally become the kind of photographer you’ve always wanted to be: the kind who can confidently walk into any location, under any lighting condition, with any subject, and know that you can create astonishing photographs that have a timeless impact.


由Skip Cohen撰寫的前言

將現實世界的混亂轉化為令人驚嘆的簡單、美麗照片,往往似乎是一個不可能的任務。在繁忙、雜亂的背景和不知道如何擺姿勢的主題下,無論處於何種情況,你如何掌控並拍攝出一張出色的照片呢?在《完美實踐的照片》中,攝影師Roberto Valenzuela將攝影藝術分解為三個關鍵要素-場景、姿勢和執行,這些要素可以幫助你發掘每個具有挑戰性情境下的攝影機會。