CHAPTER ONE It's About Vision Understanding Vision Chasing Vision CHAPTER TWO Within the Frame Photograph What Moves You Make Me Care Putting It in the Frame Excluding It from the Frame Indecisive Moments It's All Subjective The Illusion of the Exotic Putting Time Within the Frame Length of Time Choice of Moment CHAPTER THREE The Artist and the Geek Gear Is Good, Vision Is Better Decent Exposures The Best Digital Negative Exposing for the Highlights Seeing the Light Choose Your Lens Based on Behavior Telephoto Lenses Pushing the Wide The Rule of Thirds There Is No Un-Suck Filter Inspiration and Perspiration CHAPTER FOUR Storytelling Universal Themes Conflict Within the Frame The Photo Essay Relationships Attention Management Leaving Clues and Provoking Questions CHAPTER FIVE Photographing People Approaching People The Language Barrier The Eyes Have It Capturing Emotion On Giving and Taking Indecent Exposures Photographing Children Photographing the Elderly Candids vs. Portraits Why Photograph Candid Street Scenes? Staying Focused Abstracting People Lighting Challenges on Location Four More CHAPTER SIX Photographing Places Research Scouting Not-So-Great Expectations Be Prepared Beyond the Postcard: The Value of Wandering Slow Down The Feel of Place: Sensual Exploration Be Present: Physical and Emotional Receptivity Be in the Right Place Photographing Iconic Places Iconic Images in Mundane Places Making the Image Wait for It Seek It Mine It Adding the Human Element Adding Scale Landscapes Creating Depth with Layers Photograph the Big Stuff Shoot the Details CHAPTER SEVEN Photographing Culture Cultural Sensitivity Research and Ask Questions Values and Taboos Different Isn't Wrong We Are All Different, We Are All the Same History and Heroes Photographing Food Festivals and Celebrations Photographing Art Photographing Language Photographing Faith Remember the Deeper Subject and Find a Way to Express It Be Respectful Final Thoughts
DAVID DUCHEMIN is a world and humanitarian photographer, best-selling author, and international workshop leader whose spirit of adventure fuels his fire to create and share. David's work has taken him around the globe, where his travels have deepened his love for this world and those who inhabit it. Learn more at davidduchemin.com.
Praise for the First Edition: "If the book simply stayed right there in the realm of how-to, go-to advice, it would be a wonderful book indeed. But it crosses the line from useful to inspire because David opens up much more than his camera bag. He opens his considerable heart and mind, both of which belong to a masterful storyteller driven by an acute sympathy for the human condition, coupled with an intense curiosity and respect for both the differences and the sameness of the world." -Joe McNally, photographer, author of The Hot Shoe Diaries and The Moment It Clicks "David does something here that few have ever done-he not only shows his absolutely captivating images, he shows the thought process behind those images, as well as how to start capturing the types of images we all long to take. People will be talking about this book for years to come. It's that good!" -Scott Kelby, photographer, author, President of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals