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Within the Frame
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Within the Frame (2009) received critical recognition for its humanity and practical teaching, and in this revision of his classic best-selling book, David duChemin encourages you to search for what matters to you and not give up until you convey it through your photography: "I'm chasing my vision, and you will chase yours in the places best suited to that. What's important is that you chase that vision intentionally and with passion, refusing to let it be anything but yours and yours alone." Through a heartfelt discussion about creating photographs of people, places, cultures, and the discovery of a personal point of view that makes those stories compelling and authentic, David teaches how to seek and serve your creative vision through the art of photography by highlighting images from his adventures around the world. Regardless of the setting, it's the lessons about the central role of vision and expression in photography that sets this book apart, even if you never wander far from home. David shares the nuances of approaching different subjects, the value of scouting locations (and wandering in unfamiliar places), techniques for photographing landscapes, how to capture a sense of place and culture with sensitivity through images of food, festivals, art and faith, and more. This edition includes new images, creative exercises, updated chapters, a streaming companion video, and discussions about changing perspectives, including an increased focus on landscape photography. Most importantly, David maintains the crucial theme of vision-and he helps you find, cultivate, and pursue your own, and then fit it within the frame. "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 inspired 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 and best-selling author "Some photographers inspire you with how great their photographs are, while other photographers inspire you to be a better photographer; David duChemin does both in Within the Frame." -John Paul Caponigro, photographer
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Table of Contents

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

About the Author

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.

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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

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