Extraordinary Everyday Photography

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Extraordinary Everyday Photography

Awaken Your Vision to Create Stunning Images Wherever You Are

By Brenda Tharp; Jed Manwaring

Amphoto Books, Paperback, 9780817435936, 160pp.

Publication Date: August 21, 2012

Through accessible discussions and exercises, readers learn to use composition, available light, color, and point of view to create stunning photographs in any environment.
Photographers are born travelers. They ll go any distance to capture the right light, beautiful landscapes, wildlife, and people. But exotic locales aren t necessary for interesting photographs. Wonderful images are hiding almost everywhere; you just need to know how to find them.
Extraordinary Everyday Photography" will help you search beyond the surface to find the unexpected wherever you are, be it a downtown street, a local park, or your own front lawn. Authors Brenda Tharp and Jed Manwaring encourage amateur photographers to slow down, open their eyes, and respond to what they see to create compelling images that aren t overworked. Inspiring photo examples from the authors, taken with DSLRs, compact digital cameras, and even iPhones, show that it is the photographer's eye and creative vision--not the gear--that make a great image.

About the Author
Brenda Tharp is a professional photographer and author of "Creative Nature & Outdoor Photography, Revised Edition" (Amphoto, 2010). Her work has appeared in "Outdoor" "Photographer," "Audubon," "Discovery," "Forbes," "Sierra," and "Sunset," and clients include Audubon, Canon, the National Park Service, and the Sierra Club. Brenda teaches workshops at Maine Media Workshops, Santa Fe Photographic Workshops, the Rocky Mountain School of Photography, and BetterPhoto.com. She can be found at www.brendatharp.com.

Jed Manwaring is a professional photographer whose images have appeared in such publications as "Outdoor Photographer," "Outside," and "Sunset." He has contributed to several books and leads photography workshops with his partner, Brenda Tharp. For more about Jed, visit www.jedmanwaring.com."