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eBook Photo Impressionism and the Subjective Image: An Imagination Workshop for Photographers download ISBN: 1552633276
Author: Freeman Patterson
Publisher: Key Porter Books; First Edition edition (August 10, 2001)
Language: English
Pages: 159
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Category: Art and Photo
Subcategory: Photography and Video

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Photo Impressionism And the Subjective Image. Now Shipping, PHOTO IMPRESSIONISM AND THE SUBJECTIVE IMAGE is a new instructional book on photography co-authored by Freeman Patterson and André Gallant. Topics covered in the new book include: multiple exposures, montages, subtle and vibrant colours, familiar techniques, trends, the intimate Earthscape, photographing around home, photographing abroad, photographing people, and a conclusion entitled "The Craft and Art of Photography. Through all, impressionism rules.

This book explains how to venture into the In Photo Impressionism and the Subjective Image the authors show how .

This book explains how to venture into the In Photo Impressionism and the Subjective Image the authors show how photographs can be used to alter physical reality to express the photographer's personal response to specific subject matter. The "impressionist" photographer deliberately abandons physical exactitude to convey the reality of feelings more effectively. The first part of the book includes instructional topics such as: Multiple exposures Montages Subtle and vibrant colors Selective focus, exposure and speed Creative image transfer techniques Trends and film choices.

The fifth book in Freeman Patterson's internationally acclaimed series of instructional books on photography and visual design, Photo Impressionism and the Subjective Image takes the photographer beyond the world of seeing to the world of feeling, beyond documentation t. .

The fifth book in Freeman Patterson's internationally acclaimed series of instructional books on photography and visual design, Photo Impressionism and the Subjective Image takes the photographer beyond the world of seeing to the world of feeling, beyond documentation to personal expression, and beyond physical fact to emotional reality.

Photo Impressionism and the Subjective Image: An Imagination Workshop for Photographers. Patterson gives guidelines to help photographers improve their visual thinking and develop their imaginations, emphasizing what he calls "good seeing. He also covers effective expression, abstract thinking and principles of visual design. For anyone wanting to move away from some tired visual habits, the exercises and topics of this book should encourage experimentation and a new way of observing.

Freeman Wilford Patterson, CM ONB (born September 25, 1937) is a Canadian nature photographer and writer . In 2001, Patterson and co-author Andre Gallant, produced Photo Impressionism and The Subjective Image

Freeman Wilford Patterson, CM ONB (born September 25, 1937) is a Canadian nature photographer and writer born at Long Reach, New Brunswick He earned a . from Acadia University and was granted a fellowship to study at Union Theological Seminary at Columbia University. While in New York, he studied photography and design under Dr. Helen Manzer. In 2001, Patterson and co-author Andre Gallant, produced Photo Impressionism and The Subjective Image. Together with photographer and friend Colla Swart, he has hosted many photographic workshops in Kamieskroon, Northern Cape, South Africa.

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Freeman Wilford Patterson, is a Canadian nature photographer and writer . i,

Freeman Wilford Patterson, is a Canadian nature photographer and writer born at Long Reach, New Brunswick. three more years in Edmonton before finally deciding to pursue photography full-time.

Think Freeman Patterson and Andre' Gallant. Freeman Patterson/Andre Galant Workshop. Nettles1 says: Three friends and I have just got places on the above workshop in October '07!. We are all from Cape Town, South Africa and were on one of Freeman's workshops in Namaqualand in Spring '06.

com User, April 7, 2007. Together they produced a masterpiece in this book. It is clearly written, expressively creative, and visually attractive and informative.

In Photo Impressionism and the Subjective Image the authors show how photographs can be used to alter physical reality to express the photographer's personal response to specific subject matter. The "impressionist" photographer deliberately abandons physical exactitude to convey the reality of feelings more effectively.

This book explains how to venture into the non-literal world of photography to create and record impressions that express emotion, feelings and spirit.

The first part of the book includes instructional topics such as: Multiple exposures Montages Subtle and vibrant colors Selective focus, exposure and speed Creative image transfer techniques Trends and film choices.

The second part is a gallery of photographs taken around the world with extensive captions that explain the authors' personal approaches to photography.

Comments: (7)
Jaiarton
You may or may not like many of the photos included in this book. That is irrelevant. The authors are trying to engage the "artist" within you, to encourage you to view the world not in its stark realism, but in an emotional way. The authors ask that you look at each scene you wish to photograph, and determine what emotions it evokes. Then, decide what technique can be employed to capture and convey that emotion. Sometimes this results in an abstract photo where the underlying subject is hardly discernable. Other times, the subject is very identifiable, but chosen, positioned (interms of composition) to recall memories, feelings, senses. I wish that the authors had provided more technical details for many of the photos (which lenses, f-stops, etc.), perhaps as a footnote, even at the risk of detracting from the overall message of "art" rather than photography. This book is entirely about film photography, and translationn of some of the authors' techniques to the digital world is not always straight-forward. Certainly, any such translation would require Photoshop, and a rather sophisticated understanding of layers, masks, opacity, etc.
Rainshaper
Some interesting ideas for abstract compositions along with a lot of the standard Patterson shtick. Although its film based, an experienced Photoshop user can readily adapt the suggested techniques to the digital world. Also, a web search will help if the exact digital work flow is not obvious. For example, Ellen Anon has a page on how to do Andre Gallant's montage process -- but you do need to be proficient in the use of layers.
Funky
This book is certainly not the first book to purchase when beginning photography.
It is a book that tends to open your mind, and to learn to see differently.
It is not a digital technique oriented handbook, since this book still deals with slide, film and polaroid (written in 2001).
It becomes interesting when you have worked out most of the traditional photographic techniques and search new inspiration.
And for these reasons, I should recommend it for advanced photographers, not for beginners.
Peles
What this book is at its heart, is a series of short essays on how to do art photography. It teaches you how to think outside the box in terms of how you compose a shot and what techniques you might use in setting exposure. Each essay or chapter include several photographic examples and you would be amazed at the photos the author makes using nothing but tin foil as a subject. This book teaches you that a photography can convey a scene or convey a mood or emotion and the techniques that you used to switch between them can be very different.
Qus
very interesting and gives much information
Hiylchis
Although in this review the book's author is listed as Freeman Patterson, Andre Gallant was a co-author. Together they produced a masterpiece in this book. It is clearly written, expressively creative, and visually attractive and informative.
Anayajurus
At first glance, this book might appear to offer photographers a step beyond straight picture-taking as a tool to invoke a response from viewers. Freeman Patterson has always been an important teacher who talks about the role of the photographer, rather than equipment, in creating photographic art. Unfortunately, this book doesn't deliver on its premise or promise.
This book seems to have been made by joining together smaller pieces. There are two short books here under one cover, one called "Photo Impressionism" and the other "the Subjective Image". Then each of these books is made up of relatively unrelated chapters, like the first which discusses the creating of multiple images of the same subject on the same frame of film by making multiple exposures and the second which discusses creating images by sandwiching two or more pieces of film together. That the chapters are unrelated is made obvious by the fact that they are written by each author individually with no collaboration between the authors.
What one learns are a couple of techniques. One involves randomness in the creation of pictures that makes a mockery of the description of photo impressionism as a "depiction...intended to achieve...a vividness or effectiveness...." Ansel Adams' teachings about the role of vision in photography have guided fine photography for many years. Perhaps that has been an error in the conventional wisdom, but most serious photographers would deny any error. Randomness is the antithesis of intention and vision.
Other than that, the book is a collection of trite advice like the fact that exposure and film are important to good photography! A description of an author's trip to Morocco provides little guidance about photo-impressionism, and advice that a "long chin or nose will appear shorter if you lower your camera position" sounds very conventional. What is amazingly lacking in a book released in the 21st century is any reference to the manipulation of images digitally.
However, the photographs in the book are beautiful, and one can see how the authors have tried to speak to our emotions. At the same time many of even the best images appear to be quite conventional in approach.
Photography needs a good book on this subject that can tell serious camera wielders how to "achieve a vividness or effectiveness more by invoking subjective and sensory impressions than by re-creating an objective reality" (to quote the authors' paraphrase of the dictionary). How can one look at a subject and see the potential for its image to be adjusted in a way that will tell the viewer something that could not be said if a mere record was made? This book doesn't tell us that. In fact Patterson's earlier "Photography and the Art of Seeing" does a better job. Someone interested in seeing how one practitioner does this, along with the photographer's thoughts on individual pictures, would probably benefit more by reading Tony Sweet's "Fine Art Nature Photography: Advanced Techniques and the Creative Process"
In summary, nice pictures and weak words.
This author came recommended by a photography teacher & I have not been disappointed in any of his books. This is the third book I have purchased. Very clear writing and great pictures.