The Elements of Photography, Second Edition

August 23, 2011

Angela Faris Belt’s (Artist, Author, Educator) new book, The Elements of Photography, Second Edition, will be available in September from Focal Press. There is a four-page artist profile of my Rally Biker series. It’s wonderfully written and the image selection is really powerful. You can buy the book from Focal Press or Amazon. It will be a valuable addition to your library for years to come. Thanks to Angela, Focal Press and the many readers who made the first edition such a valuable contribution to the photographic community which it celebrates.

Austere, borderless frames that focus our concentration on solitary subjects help us understand this singular group of people who truly own who they are. There is no need for secondary content juxta- positions to inform us, to elevate them, or otherwise distract from their adorned, aging, tanned, and tattooed bodies. Michel LeRoy’s conscious decision to isolate subjects in a frame celebrates the indi- vidual, while displaying them within a series refers to their collective identity. Through his direct approach to framing and vantage point, he offers us an open door to understanding people we otherwise might never encounter.

Understanding and Creating Sophisticated Images

Description: The greatly revised and expanded edition of The Elements of Photography is a new kind of textbook for a new generation of photographers. Moving far beyond the usual technical manual, Angela Faris Belt dives deep into merging technique and vision, allowing you to master craft while adding meaning to your images. Here you’ll really learn to see photographically, expand your creative and conceptual use of apertures and shutter speeds, and choose the right media to create the look and feel you want.

Michel Leroy
Michel Leroy is an award-winning photographer based in New York City. Working with a select team of professional creatives at 2X Productions LLC they create advertising campaigns and social media solutions for advertising, media and corporate clients. Repeatedly clients including The Food Network, Adidas, Nike, Intel, Lenovo, GE, Pfizer, Bayer and L'Oreal have trusted Michel Leroy to connect their brands to customers through photographs with insight and narrative. Michel Leroy is a brand ambassador for Manfrotto US, Lastolite by Manfrotto and the range of Vitec brands in the professional photographic community.

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