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David Noton The Vision

David Noton: The Vision analyses, in a detailed and logical progression, the ways in which a successful photograph comes to be, from the formation of an idea to the moment of exposure. David Noton: The Vision explains how a photographer can translate an idea into reality by using their vision, imagination and understanding. This focus on vision means that the actual cameras and hardware used are not important. Detailed diagrams alongside the finished photograph make it easy to see how the shot was achieved. The technical information and advice is delivered with David's characteristic wit and charm and is accompanied by beautiful images and context from David's travels around the globe. This makes the book both a useful and entertaining read. Each chapter is interspersed with personal and witty diary entries from David's travels along with photo essays that breakdown how the striking photographs were achieved. David begins by exploring how photographers come up with those initial ideas for creating the perfect photograph: how to find inspiration and be imaginative. He then focuses on finding the best location, thinking about composition, waiting for the right light, considering colour from monochromatic to full colour, and finally, finishing with The Moment: analysing when that Decisive Moment is.
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Table of Contents

1-3 Front matter 4-5 Contents list 6-7 Introduction 8-17 Chapter 1: The Idea 18-21 Journal Entry 1 (Sri Lanka) 22-31 Chapter 2: The Location 32-35 Photo Essay 1 (Tour de France) 36-51 Chapter 3: The Composition 52-55 Photo Essay WW (Wendy's Wanderings) 56-69 Chapter 4: The Light 70-73 Journal Entry 2 (Sutherland) 74-85 Chapter 5: The Weather 86-89 Journal Entry 3 (SW USA) 90-103 Chapter 6: The Colour 104-105 Photo Essay 3 (Iceland or Philippines) 106-115 Chapter 7: The Plan 116-119 Journal Entry 4 (Corsica) 120-131 Chapter 8: The Moment 132-133 Photo Essay 3 (Semana Santa) 134-153 Gallery 154-155 Summary 156 Author Bio/Acknowledgments 157-159 Index 160 Copyright

About the Author

David Noton is an award winning landscape and travel photographer with over 26 years' experience, and runs his own highly successful freelance photography company. For many years he has worked for the UK's National Trust on countless commissions and he co-authored the NT publication Coast. For the last few years David has written a regular column for Practical Photography. David is a regular contributor to Outdoor Photography, Digital Photography Pro and where he has a monthly column. Additionally, David publishes a monthly eZine called 'Chasing the Light', runs a series of talks, workshops and shows across the UK and Europe, has published two DVDs (Photography in the RAW, David Noton - Get Inside This Pro's Boots and Chasing the Light) and has won awards in Wildlife Photographer of the Year over three different years.

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