Author: Michael Freeman

Michael Freeman

Michael Freeman is a renowned international photographer and writer who specializes in travel, architecture, and Asian art. He is particularly well known for his expertise in special effects. He has been a leading photographer for the Smithsonian magazine for many years, and has worked for Time-Life Books and Reader’s Digest. Michael is the author of more than 20 photographic books, including the hugely successful The Photographer's Eye.

Website: http://www.michaelfreemanphoto.com

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Placing a Subject in an Image

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Yes, there is a difference between placing things and framing them, even though they are inseparably linked. Placement assumes two things, both quite common. One is that there is a subject that is concrete—a single, identifiable unit, rather than a concept, pattern, or some overall generality. A person, perhaps a structure, or a tight group…

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Capturing Light: Raking Light

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RAKING LIGHT – Façades Light can be a collaboration between the sun and the surface, and the idea of raking light is when the source is sharp and pinpoint (like the sun on a clear day) and glancing across a surface that has some kind of delicate relief. When we come to bas-reliefs on below,…

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Capturing the Moment – 3 Styles of Camerawork: The Marksman

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In the kind of photography that works on timelines, there are basically three different strategies for catching the moment. These are divided as much by personality as by task. I call them Fireman, Builder, and Marksman. Why personality and task? Because these three working methods each definitely appeal to different personalities, but at the same…

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Capturing the Moment – 3 Styles of Camerawork: The Builder

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In the kind of photography that works on timelines, there are basically three different strategies for catching the moment. These are divided as much by personality as by task. I call them Fireman, Builder, and Marksman. Why personality and task? Because these three working methods each definitely appeal to different personalities, but at the same…

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Capturing the Moment – 3 Styles of Camerawork: The Fireman

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In the kind of photography that works on timelines, there are basically three different strategies for catching the moment. These are divided as much by personality as by task. I call them Fireman, Builder, and Marksman. Why personality and task? Because these three working methods each definitely appeal to different personalities, but at the same…

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Capturing the Moment

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“Life is all memory, except for the present moment that goes by you so quickly that you hardly catch it going.” – TENNESSEE WILLIAMS Just one thing sets photography apart from every other activity or art. It saves one single moment from a stream of real-life action and fixes it forever (or at least until…

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