Composition has ratings and 18 reviews. Random said: Somewhat torn on this book. I feel for something which claims to focus on composition, it spends. Laurie Excell is the author of Composition ( avg rating, ratings, 18 reviews, published ), Wildlife Photography ( avg rating, 19 ratings. In this book, author and professional photographer Laurie Excell starts with the basics of composition—such as the popular rule of thirds—and.

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Erik rated it liked it Jun 28, I do feel like the title is a little misleading though as copmosition is more about general photography than composition.

Vivaladimas rated it it was amazing Mar 19, The book never really covers the exact elements of composition. Does cover some technical elements but really focuses on composition.

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I’ve had this book for a while and probably should have read it when I first got it. Return compositin Book Page. Then the author enters a good explanation of several principles for good composition, like framing, the rule of thirds, colors, and others. There is a lot of technical points in the book that are important for beginners and intermediates to know about how their camera’s work.

Antonio Pontes rated it really liked it Oct 22, Jul 16, Larraine rated it really liked it.

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I particularly loved ; I have been shooting for a while. Jan 06, Jennifer Fitzgerald-Walker rated it really liked it. Mar 29, Jessica Nguyen rated it really liked it. Books by Laurie Excell.

If you’re looking for basic instruction in photography, the first four chapters can be useful. Sandra Janini rated it it was amazing Jan 27, Unlimited one-month access with your purchase.

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Good basic book for beginners, couple decent tips for intermediate photographers. I question her “full-frame” claim in a couple of images, so expect a different result if you shoot with one, but overall Chapters are good discussions about composition.

A good book to introduce you to the reflex camera world. This is a really good book for someone trying to mature their photography skills.

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A pet peeve of mine on most books on photography, even the ones aimed at amateurs, is that everyone has access to not only a semi expensive DSLR, a myriad of expensive lenses, and often not just one but multiple bodies.

I Know I finished xecell a while ago Refresh and try again. While it took me a long while to read, this is because it does a really good job of providing a set of exercises at the end of each chapter. Updates Errata Page 54, Cimposition 3.

Laurie Excell (Author of Composition)

Missy rated it really liked it Apr 02, Adam rated it really liked it Apr 09, Beautifully illustrated with large, vibrant photos, this book teaches you how to take control of your photography to get the image you want every time you pick up the camera.


In this book, exceell and professional photographer Laurie Excell starts with the basics of composition—such as the popular rule of thirds—and illustrates how elements like color, shape, angles, and contrast work to create compelling images.

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In addition to dozens of brand-new images and more in-depth coverage on topics such as patterns and textures and arranging elements in a frame, this revised edition features several completely new chapters. Each chapter has homework assignments to help you practice what you studied in the chapter.