I decided that I needed to revisit some of the best photography books I had read. And where else to start but with my first love, Michael Freeman?
In his book, The Photographer’s Eye: Composition and Design for Better Digital Photos, he covers composition and design for better digital photos. In many ways, he guides the readers and photographers into not just taking a picture but literally into “making the picture”. After all, the words design and composition are action verbs, far from being passive forms.
I wrote last year a post about what makes a beautiful picture. The idea, the revelation actually, dawned on me after realizing what my coach, Linda Rutenberg, was asking us: to take pictures of lines, shapes, patterns and contrasts.
Michael Freeman, in his book, covers some of the same ideas, or attributes of what makes a beautiful picture from a design perspective. He goes deep and wide on pretty much every design principles there is.
In an homage to this must read book, I am publishing a series of six posts on the great lessons I learned while I read it once again.