With the sophistication of camera equipment today, taking a regular photograph is relatively straightforward. But taking - and making - a photograph that will have more impact than others requires much greater insight and harnessing of abilities and techniques.
Tom Mackie recognizes that a key technique in his work is the ability to see subjects that others might miss, and to simplify images down to their basic elements - here he describes in detail about how readers can learn to do the same. Mackie considers how an understanding of the basic rules of composition is crucial to successful image-making; and subsequently, how breaking these rules can also work effectively to create striking, modern compositions. For powerful, graphic impact, Mackie explores the use of strong colours and shapes - he also explains how to use lighting and filters to best effect to enhance pictures, and finishes with a look at how he employs digital photograhy in his field. The practical instruction is accompanied throughout by a stunning collection of 200 of his best photographs....Continua