Michael Freeman, an acclaimed international photographer and author of more than 40 books on the practice of photography, including the international best-selling The Photographer’s Eye.
The moment you press the shutter is the most important one regardless of your type of camera— learn how to make that the moment you set the story before you in stone.
With modern cameras capable of handling the technical side of shooting, or at least delaying it until you’re at a computer, anticipating and capturing the million-dollar moment is the most crucial skill.
Learn from a lifetime of experience from one of the most widely published practitioners of photography in the world.
Freeman shows exactly how images work and how a moment is captured by using his unique style of illustration (which he does himself ) to deconstruct photographs in a way that is clear, elegant and easy to understand – especially for visual learners.
This is not a book about the fundamentals of shutter speed or how your camera works; it is a book that will teach photographers of all levels how to work with their cameras to capture moments whether they are occurring quickly or unfolding over many hours. Capturing the Moment is about a gesture, an expression, a ball in the net, a whale breaching, like Marilyn Monroe’s skirt flying up or Alfred Eisenstaedt’s image of a kiss between a soldier and nurse in Times Square. Moments in all forms are the true core of photography, and this book will explain how to anticipate them, recognise them, choose them, and capture them, through the eyes and wisdom of award-winning photographer and celebrated author Michael Freeman.
‘This is a very interesting book and following some of his wonderful suggestions should make a big difference in the way you approach your photography in the future.’ – Noella Ballenger, Apogee Photo Magazine
- Camera Work ; 2. In-Camera Moments ; 3. Fast Moments ; 4. Slow Moments
Author’s previous publications include
The Photographer’s Eye: Composition and Design for Better Digital Photos
The Photographer’s Mind: Creative Thinking for Better Digital Photos
The Photographer’s Vision: Understanding and Appreciating Great Photography
The Photographer’s Story: The Art of the Visual Narrative
Michael Freeman’s Perfect Exposure: The Professional’s Guide to Capturing Perfect Digital Photographs
The Low Light Photography Field Guide: The essential guide to getting perfect images in challenging light
The Complete Guide to Black and White Digital Photography
The Photographer’s Eye Field Guide: The essential handbook for traveling with your digital SLR camera
The Exposure Field Guide: The essential handbook to getting the perfect exposure in photgraphy; any subject, anywhere
The DSLR Field Guide: The essential guide to getting the most from your camera