Introduction. Part I: The Basics of Composition. Chapter 1: Photographic Composition: The Overview. Chapter 2: Developing an Eye for Composition. Chapter 3: Getting to Know Your Equipment. Part II: Elements of Photographic Design. Chapter 4: Introducing the Elements of Photographic Design. Chapter 5: Arranging Visual Elements in a Frame According to the "Rules". Chapter 6: Paying Attention to Color in Composition. Part III: Arranging the Key Elements to Compose a Successful Shot. Chapter 7: Using Focal Points to Tell a Story. Chapter 8: Finding Your Perspective. Chapter 9: Backgrounds: As Important as the Subject. Chapter 10: Using Light to Tell Your Story. Chapter 11: Adding Interest through Framing and Formatting. Chapter 12: Exploring Other Compositional Ideas. Part IV: Composition in Action. Chapter 13: Showing People in Their Best Light. Chapter 14: In Nature: Landscapes and Wildlife. Chapter 15: Shooting Still-Life Photography. Chapter 16: Capturing (Or Stopping) Motion through Photography. Chapter 17: Artsy Photos: Fine Art, Composite Pictures, and Abstracts. Chapter 18: Improving Composition through Postproduction Editing. Part V: The Part of Tens. Chapter 19: Ten Ways to Improve Composition. Chapter 20: Ten Tips for Finding Photographic Inspiration. Chapter 21: Viewing Ten Compositions of One Scene. Index.
Tom Clark is a successful commercial photographer in Miami who shoots for local and international publications on a freelance basis. Tom's commercial photography portfolio includes clients such as Sony, Nike, Puma, and others.
'... helps emerging photographers create stunning and compelling photographs...teaching the elements, techniques, and conventions used by skilled and successful photographers.' (Photographymonthly.com, March 2011). ' A great hands-on guide...a top book for those looking to understand the importance of composition in photography.' (Digital Photographer, June 2011).