The Enthusiast's Guide to Composition

If you're a passionate photographer and you’re ready to take your work to the next level, The Enthusiast’s Guide book series was created just for you. Whether you’re diving head first into a new topic or exploring a classic theme, Enthusiast’s Guides are designed to help you learn more about a topic so you can quickly improve your photography.

The Enthusiast’s Guide to Composition: 48 Photographic Principles You Need to Know teaches you how to shoot great images with powerful compositions. Each chapter is broken down into a series of numbered lessons, with each lesson providing what you need to know to improve your work. Divided into nine chapters that include 48 photographic lessons to help you create strong compositions, photographer and author Khara Plicanic covers color, light, lines, lens selection, movement, and more.

Lessons include:

  • Consider the Rule of Thirds
  • Make Things Pop with Contrast
  • Find a Frame Within the Frame
  • Add Depth with Foreground
  • Frame and Crop Carefully
  • Understand the Effects of Shutter Speed and Aperture

Written in a friendly and approachable manner and illustrated with examples that drive home each lesson, The Enthusiast’s Guide to Composition is designed to be effective and efficient, friendly and fun. Read an entire chapter at once, or read just one topic at a time. With either approach, you’ll quickly learn a lot so you can head out with your camera to capture great shots.

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Khara Plicanic


48 Photographic Principles You Need to Know

168 pages | Soft Cover, 8.5 x 8.5 in.

ISBN: 978-1-68198-130-7

October 2016

Print and eBook Bundle: $34.95
Print Book: $24.95
eBook: $19.99


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