Photography Masterclass

Photography Masterclass

Creative Techniques of 100 Great Photographers

  1. Paul Lowe
  2. Foreword by Simon Norfolk
  • ISBN 9780500544624
  • 24.20 x 19.90 cm
  • Flexibound
  • 288pp
  • Illustrated in colour and black and white throughout
  • First published 2016

Analyses the visual approaches and techniques of 100 great photographers, and shows readers how to weave some
of this magic into their own photography

Photography Masterclass

Why do some photographs stay in the memory forever? It can be down to subject matter alone, but more often than not this timeless quality is due to the photographer’s skill.

This book showcases 100 iconic images by the world’s greatest photographers, and analyses how they achieved their mesmerising effects so you can recreate their techniques yourself. Discover how to compose ‘decisive moments’ like Henri Cartier-Bresson, use long exposures for landscapes like Simon Norfolk, and experiment with flash in daylight
like Rineke Dijkstra.

Arranged thematically to offer fresh insights that transcend traditional genres or chronology, the book reveals the techniques behind perceptive portraits, unusual landscapes, eye-opening reportage and unforgettable fashion shots, to name a few. Perfect for students as well as seasoned pros, and with a broad historical and global reach, it is an indispensable introduction to the rich history and practice of photography.

Paul Lowe is course director of the MA in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography at the London College of Communication, University of the Arts London. He is an award-winning photographer, whose work has been published in Time, Life, the Sunday Times Magazine, the Observer and the Independent among others.