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By Roswell Angier

Discover ways to take appealing, outstanding, lovely snap shots with teach Your Gaze. writer Roswell Angier, a well known photographer and portraitist, explores the speculation and the perform of taking pictures human matters during this useful advisor. The easy-to-navigate layout permits the reader to exploit the e-book as a cover-to-cover, step by step direction in portrait images, or as a convenient reference for developing particular shots--or either. Technical speak is stored to a minimal; the emphasis is on growing notable images in lots of other ways. Illustrated with photographs from a number of the world's so much influential photographers and artists. educate Your Gaze is bound to coach photographers all over to contemplate graphics in a daring new method.

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This picture shows one saluting his audience (people in their cars) by taking off his hat. I saw him while driving in the Coachella Valley of California. Since I usually carry a camera with me in the car, I was able to jump out and take his picture. Before I did, I asked him, and he cooperated by posing with his take-off-the-hat gesture of showmanship. In going through my picture files, I have found that there are great photo ops on the street from time to time. They range from jugglers, to acrobats and dancers, to musicians—each performer doing his own thing in the moment.

To freeze subjects you have to shoot in good light with fast shutter speeds. To get a subject or an object sharp with a blurred background, you have to pan. After you read this chapter, you’ll have the keys to getting a wide variety of action shots using these methods. ■ 36 Adding Action to Your Frame Panning a Shot to Blur Background Supplemental Elements: shutter priority mode, autofocus point Location of Picture: Palm Springs, California Camera Settings: f/4, 1/6 sec, ISO 400, 28mm Adding Action to Your Frame ■ 37 Panning, the process of moving your camera while the shutter is open, can be a tricky proposition.

After you read this chapter, you’ll have the keys to getting a wide variety of action shots using these methods. ■ 36 Adding Action to Your Frame Panning a Shot to Blur Background Supplemental Elements: shutter priority mode, autofocus point Location of Picture: Palm Springs, California Camera Settings: f/4, 1/6 sec, ISO 400, 28mm Adding Action to Your Frame ■ 37 Panning, the process of moving your camera while the shutter is open, can be a tricky proposition. You’re bound to get effects that you didn’t intend to, many of them being wild and beautiful.

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