Build a Better Photograph: A Disciplined Approach to Creativity by Michael Stern is a new book about the creative process of conceptualizing ideas and executing those ideas to make a photograph.
Instead of focusing on equipment, techniques, and compositional approaches to image creation, the book describes the steps involved in the creation of the picture idea.
It addresses questions like: â€œHow do artists conceptualize? Where do they get their ideas? How do they incorporate those ideas into their work?â€ These questions and others are explored during actual assignments, along with discussions about the technical and business skills needed to succeed in commercial photography.
The accompanying DVD contains additional images, Virtual Reality panoramas and short videos of photographic sessions, reference tutorials, and much more.
Build a Better Photograph by Michael Stern (160 pages, Rocky Nook) is available from Oâ€™Reilly for $35.