The Secrets to Amazing Photo Composition
Release Date  
Pages   184
ISBN-13  978-1-63353-766-8
Categories  

The Secrets to Amazing Photo Composition

83 Composition Tools from the Masters (Photography Book)

By Marc Silber

# 1 Best Seller in Photography Lighting ─ The Secrets to Creating Amazing Photos

Learn the secrets to composition: There's a common misconception that composition is mysterious and that only certain people have that natural gift for the techniques involved. The truth is that composition involves a set of skills that you can master. Just as you can use cookbook recipes to make your favorite meal―you don't have to be a famous French chef―you also can take amazing photos by just following a recipe!

Easy-to-follow photography composition recipes: Marc Silber has spent years studying the works of masters and interviewing some of the biggest names in photography. Now he can provide you with simple and easy-to-follow recipes for creating photographs that you and others will love! The Secrets to Creating Amazing Photos puts at your fingertips ideas for improving your skills by giving you easy-to-follow "recipes" that will improve your photography right now! Take your photography to the next level: Composition is one of the biggest keys to creating photos that others will love. No matter what kind of camera or smartphone you're using, you can take your photography to the next level and beyond by learning composition tools and secrets known to the masters of the art.

Carry The Secrets to Creating Amazing Photos in your camera bag: The book is compact in size and easy to carry with you, so you can flip to the look you want and follow the recipe for creating an image that inspires you. Use it when you're out photographing to get new ideas and inspiration. You'll be able to rapidly up you photography game by learning the skills in Picture Perfect Processes.

Key benefits of owning The Secrets to Creating Amazing Photos include:

  • Taking better photographs today by learning the keys to composition
  • Having quick and easy to follow "recipes" for composition at your fingertips
  • Learning the secrets of composition from the masters of classical art and photography

Select format

$18.99

You May Also Like

Create

By

#1 New Release in Performing Arts & Personal Success — Find Your Creative Artist Within

Creative conversations from some of the world's top photographers, filmmakers, Grammy award winners, TED presenters, actors, CEOs and more!

Time for a new mindset. Many of us think of creativity as something distant and incompatible with daily life—a skill that artists get to use, but not the rest of us. Maybe you feel like a land-locked surfer, yearning for exhilarating rides. Or maybe you live for the few hours a week when you can take photographs, paint, or write. It’s time for a new mindset. Create shows you how to rediscover the artist within you.

Live a more creative life. People who make a living in the creative arts know that there is a cycle to unlocking the imagination. Visualize, know your tools, work your craft, refine, share. When you tap into this cycle, you’ll find ways to operate at your highest state in all aspects of life.

Find your creative purpose. Overcoming the barriers to innovation is easier than you think. Marc Silber, best selling author, award-wining creative and educator, shows you how to avoid the traps of procrastination, overthinking, and self-doubt. The exercises in Create are specifically designed to help you find certainty and confidence in self-expression.

Learn how to:

  • Master the techniques of visualization
  • Draw inspiration from the world around you
  • Collaborate with people who can further your vision
  • Share with others to spread the joy

If you enjoyed motivational books like The Creative Habit: Learn It and Use It for LifeSteal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being CreativeBig Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear, and Julia Cameron’s The Artist’s Way: 25th Anniversary Edition, you’ll love Create.

Read more

Advancing Your Photography

By

Learn How the Photography Pros Do it!

"Marc's new book is an all-in-one, easily accessible handbook drawn from his huge library of interviews with top photographers─and packed with information that can be put into action immediately." ─Chase Jarvis, Multi-award-winning photographer and CEO/Founder of CreativeLive.

#1 Best Seller in Photography

Photography tips from professional photography masters. Easy-to-understand photography tips for beginners and amateurs─all in one compact book that fits into your camera bag. Included are tips on landscape, wedding, lifestyle, sports, animal, portrait, still life, and iPhone photography.

Take stunning pictures. Learn professional photography tips and tricks from masters of this art form. In Advancing Your Photography, Marc Silber provides the definitive handbook that takes you through the entire process of becoming an accomplished photographer. From teaching you the basics to exploring the stages of the full "cycle of photography," he makes it easy for you to master the art form and create stunning pictures.

Begin a lifetime of enjoyment and satisfaction. Photography and the technology associated with it is constantly evolving, but the fundamentals remain the same. Advancing Your Photography can start you on a lifetime of enjoying the art of photography.

Advancing Your Photography features:

  • Top tips from iconic photographers and many other leading professional photography masters of today
  • Numerous step-by-step examples
  • Guidance on training your eye to see composition with emotional impact
  • Tips on mastering the key points of operating your camera like a pro
  • Secrets to processing your images to professional standards

If you have enjoyed photography books such as Understanding ExposureExtraordinary Everyday PhotographyLearning to See Creatively, or Marc Silber's Create, you will love Advancing Your Photography.

Read more

Chew This Journal

By

July is a Picnic in the Park

A Doggie Bucket List to Stimulate You and Your Best Friend

Chew This Journal is a fantastic and fun way to get to know your furry best friend…. Rescue dogs all over the globe give it FOUR paws up!” —Larissa Wohl, pet rescue expert

Part activity book and part bullet journal, Chew This Journal provides inspiration and guidance for dog lovers looking to enrich the lives of their pets.

Is your dog bored? Doesn’t have to be! From bucket lists and outings to arts and crafts Chew This Journal inspires you to spend more time with your pup. Chew This Journal leads you through fun activities, while creatively recording your adventures in the pages of the book. This unique journal doubles as your dog’s memory keeper and activity tracker, making it a one-of-a-kind keepsake that you and your dog complete together.

Loads of activities and training plans. Chew This Journal provides dog owners and their dogs with step-by-step instructions for over 100 activities and training plans such as:

  • Crafts like paw painting flowers
  • DIY treat puzzles
  • No-sew beds
  • Tug toys you and your dog can make together to keep, to gift to friends and family at the holidays, or even to donate to a local shelter to support dogs in need.

Don’t just spend your walks on your phone. Chew This Journal will inspire you to be more engaged in the time you and your dog have together. Chew This Journal will help you map training goals from practical manners (not pulling on the leash or jumping on strangers) to impressive skills like mastering urban agility and parkour skills. With easy to follow training instructions Chew This Journal helps you create exciting weekly and monthly challenges and record your progress.

If you and your pup have enjoyed Kyra Sundance books such as 101 Dog Tricks or Family Fun Dog Activity Kit, we think you will love Sassafras Lowrey’s Chew This Journal.

Read more

Random Acts of Kindness

By

Build a Better World with Random Acts of Kindness

#1 Bestseller: Previous editions of Random Acts of Kindness have sold over one million copies

Celebrate National Random Acts of Kindness Week in February. Perform deeds of compassion and consideration toward others.

The Random Acts of Kindness movement is born. In 1995, a small group of people at Conari Press came together around the idea that small gestures and simple acts can make a difference in people's lives. Thus, Random Acts of Kindness was born. But they had no idea how big this little idea would become.

The change you want to see in the world. This good-humored guide to being the change you want to see in the world is filled with suggestions for making a real difference, in ways both large and small. From improving someone’s life with just one penny to ensuring all children are well fed, the day-by-day positive proposals of Random Acts of Kindness combine inspiration with action. Despite the hurly-burly of our busy lives, we can all make a beneficial impact on the environment, throughout out local community, and within our own hearts. This book of inspired ideas and good deeds conveys how “the power of one”―that is, you―can make a better world, starting today!

Sometimes the smallest gesture makes the biggest difference. This little book shows how to start―with the small, with the particular, with the individual―in order to make a difference in the world.

Random Acts of Kindness features:

  • True stories about acts of kindness and generosity of spirit
  • Suggestions for living more compassionately
  • Inspirational quotes to get you started

Fans of books such as Chicken Soup for the Soul, A Pebble for Your Thoughts, I've Been Thinking…, or You Can Do All Things will love the encouraging, inspirational stories in this new Random Acts of Kindness edition.

Read more

Mother Nature is Not Trying to Kill You

By

July is a Picnic in the Park

Living With Mother Nature—and Other Things Learned in the Wild

“Having this book in your backpack just may save your life one day.” —Jesse Weiland, national park ranger

#1 New Release in Earth Sciences, Natural Disasters, and Sports Reference

Prepare for all the worst case scenarios mother earth throws at you with Mother Nature is Not Trying to Kill You—the only survival kit you need to overcome wildlife, natural disasters, and everything else outdoors.

Survive the unexpected. Statistically, you’re more likely to die from a vending machine than a shark. But, Rob Nelson knows many shark survivors. His college girlfriend was attacked by a crocodile and his roommate, a grizzly bear. His wife was sucked by a wave down a blowhole, he was left stranded at sea after a storm sank his sailboat, and the list goes on and on. To Rob, these “improbable” altercations are “random acts of nature,” and he’s learned how to survive them.

On knots, poisonous plants, and natural disasters.  Featuring 52 challenges you can encounter in the wilderness, this survival guide is your year-long crash course for ultimate disaster management. Whether you’re preparing for a moose attack or a nuclear fallout,  Mother Nature is Not Trying to Kill You enables you to confront the natural world with skill and confidence. This wilderness survival guidebook also includes:

  • Pop culture examples like Jaws and The Revenant 
  • Nature and science-packed stories and narratives
  • Diagrams, survival tips, and more!

If you enjoyed books like Bushcraft 101, The Worst Case Scenario, or SAS Survival Handbook, then Mother Nature is Not Trying to Kill You is your next read!

Read more

Lettering From A to Z

By

Spark Your Creativity with Calligraphy

“I found Lettering from A to Z to be an open door, inviting me to play and create in entirely new ways.” —Sherry Richert Belul, author of Say it Now and founder of Simply Celebrate

Winner Indie Book Award for Gift/Specialty/Novelty Book in 2021
Winner 15th Annual National Indie Excellence Awards (2021) for Crafts & Hobbies
#1 New Release in Handwriting Reference, Mixed Media, and Printmaking

Lettering artist Phawnda Moore has been teaching calligraphy and design for 25 years. An award-winning author, she steps into beginning students’ shoes to select content, address anticipated questions, and offer solutions to the unexpected yet inevitable problems that are encountered in hand lettering.

Your creative life will be enriched with step-by-step tutorials “from A to Z.” Written in conversational narrative, this full-color book includes more than 200 images of Phawnda’s professional work, published articles, and guidance from her class demos to make beautiful projects. Blending traditional design principles and modern tools, it inspires you to find your own style.

Phawnda's instruction includes:

  • 12 styles (Uncial calligraphy, Italic calligraphy, script calligraphy, brush lettering, faux calligraphy, rainbow lettering, monoline letters, handwriting and drawn letters)
  • Customized, printable practice sheets
  • Recommended writing tools, papers, sources, printing tips
  • Layout, color, and design basics
  • Lettering projects for youngsters
  • Tips on how to organize your studio space
  • Tips on sharing your skills in teaching, business, events, home, garden, and community
  • Illustrating with calligraphy tools
  • Projects to make handmade birthday cards, holiday cards, journals of your life, and easy-to-design art books

If you enjoyed Hand Lettering 101The Lost Art of Handwriting, or Hand Lettering for Relaxation, then it’s time to grab a copy of Lettering from A to Z and reconnect to your natural creativity.

Read more