New photography books for August from GMC Distribution
Focus On Digital Photography Basics
By Jeff Wignall
Written by bestselling author Jeff Wignall (The Joy of Digital Photography), this conveniently sized pocket guide is geared expressly to the novice digital photographer. It covers the important basics any beginner needs to know, from equipment (like D-SLRs, lenses, and flash) to technique (white balance, the effects of aperture settings and shutter speed). Best of all, because it’s organised by topic into bite-size chunks of information, this highly illustrated manual - complete with graphs, tips and trouble shooting charts - guarantees photographers quick and easy access to exactly the information they want, when they want it. The final two chapters move beyond technique to discuss creativity and composition and also provide vital advice on downloading, sharing, organising and printing digital pictures. Packed with professional insight and tips, Focus On Digital Photography Basics is the one-stop resource for the burgeoning digital photographer.
ISBN: 9781600596391, £12.99, Paperback, Lark
Fundamentals of Photo Composition
By Paul R. Comon
Good composition is at the heart of photography: it's a timeless principle that remains firm no matter how much the technology changes and develops. Taking a cue from classic art, this lushly illustrated guide introduces the basic rules of traditional composition. It covers all the fundamentals every photographer should know, from framing the image to colour, balance, depth, lines of force and symmetry. Both beginner and intermediate photographers will find it an invaluable resource to turn to again and again.
ISBN: 9781600597039, £14.99, Paperback, Lark