The excerpt contains the Introduction, as well as the chapters Light and Color, which begin the exploration of how the human visual system perceives and responds to the world, and how you can use this information to help create stronger imagery of whatever subjects you like to shoot.
Making The Image explores the methodology of creativity as it applies to different types of images and to the image making process. The goad of the book is to help you take a more active role in your photography. Good photography isn’t just about randomly taking pictures and hoping they come out, it’s about perceiving and anticipating the right moment and going through a process of evaluating the scene and the light, and working through the solutions needed to render it with as much visual power as possible.
Illustrated with full page imagery, Making The Image is horizontally formatted, so it’s optimized for computer monitors and the iPad. If it were counted like most vertically formatted books, the page count would number 100 pages, since it’s essentially 50 full page spreads.
Making The Image contains ideas that I’ve been thinking about and utilizing in my imagery for over over two decades, and I’m really excited to finally have them all down in one place. I consider it the defining guide on my own photographic style, as it accurately represents how I see and compose my imagery.
It lays out a clear and concise approach to more effective composition. Since the concepts are universal, the techniques outlined in the book are sure to inspire you create photos that will capture both you and your viewer, no matter what style or subject matter you shoot.
That’s it, there’s no other obligation. Of course, if you want to continue with the rest creative concepts in the book, or if you think my time, effort and photography is worth a few bucks, you can always purchase the full version.