Within the Frame: The Journey of Photographic Vision
Product Author Bios
David duChemin has been creating compelling stories with a camera in hand for over twenty years. An impassioned travel and humanitarian photographer, David has shot on five continents for assignments and projects covering places as diverse as Paris, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Peru, Ethiopia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, India, Nepal, and Mongolia. David's portfolio can be found online at www.pixelatedimage.com.
Within the Frame Podcast Series
Each week David duChemin critiques images submitted to the Within the Frame flickr group. These podcast critiques are geared to be a positive experience that the shooter, as well as all of the rest of us, can learn from. Share your photos and David could select your image to critique in an upcoming podcast episode! The owners of images selected for the podcast will of course keep all the rights to their work.
Within the Frame is a book about finding and expressing your photographic vision, specifically where people, places, and cultures are concerned. A personal book full of real-world wisdom and incredible images, author David duChemin (of pixelatedimage.com) shows you both the how and the why of finding, chasing, and expressing your vision with a camera to your eye. Vision leads to passion, and passion is a cornerstone of great photography. With it, photographs draw the eye in and create an emotional experience. Without it, a photograph is often not worth—and can’t capture—a viewer’s attention.
Both instructional and inspirational, Within the Frame helps you on your photographic journey to make better images of the places and people you love, whether they are around the world or in your own backyard. duChemin covers how to tell stories, and the technology and tools we have at our disposal in order to tell those narratives. Most importantly, he stresses the crucial theme of vision when it comes to photographing people, places, and cultures—and he helps you cultivate and find your own vision, and then fit it within the frame.
Share photos on our Within the Frame flickr group.
141 of 147 people found the following review helpful
The best in a long time,
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This review is from: Within the Frame: The Journey of Photographic Vision (Paperback)I've bought and read dozens of how-to photography books over the years. I enjoyed Peterson, Freeman and many others. In the digital age we have a glut of books on digital photography and post-processing by well-known self-promoters churning out the product. Until now, the only two remaining on my shelf were Galen Rowell's Inner Game of Outdoor Photography and Bob Krist's Spirit of Place.
Within the Frame will join them. When millions of photos are snapped by cameras and phones or produced via software, David eloquently reminds us that vision, creativity, sensitivity and thought are (and always have been) at the core of making (not just taking) meaningful images. This book is a must-read, and one which you'll return to again and again for inspiration and insight. Deserves to be in hardcover, and easily earns the right to be called a classic.
70 of 73 people found the following review helpful
Walking with David DuChemin,
This review is from: Within the Frame: The Journey of Photographic Vision (Paperback)Taking a picture is easy. You aim the camera, fiddle a few dials if you have a digital single lens reflex camera, and press a button. Taking an image that speaks to people, perhaps even rises to the level of art, is much harder. You have to add a secret ingredient, vision, to get that kind of image.
There are tons of books that talk about technique, like exposure, composition, post processing and so forth. As far as I know there are only a handful of good books that tell about how to get the secret ingredient. This book is one of them.
A description of the chapter headings doesn't do justice to the book, or even a look at the subheadings. What can one learn about a book from a heading like "Indecisive Moments" in a chapter called "Within the Frame"? It all sounds so vague.
A few years ago in a review I wondered whether you can teach someone to be creative (which I took to be similar to developing vision.) The author took issue with me in a... Read more
134 of 171 people found the following review helpful
Not what I had been expecting...,
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This review is from: Within the Frame: The Journey of Photographic Vision (Paperback)After I have read so many positive reviews of this book, I decided to order it. What struck me is the fact that not many photography books have rating that high at Amazon, and most of them have valid criticism. DuChemin's books seemed like an exception to the trend. I cannot tell you how much my expectorations went up but I was very eager to get it.
Let me first say that I'm new to photography and as many others looking for things that are most valuable to get started and continuously improve, that is- train my eye, search for vision, get inspired whenever I grab my camera and go out. Under these circumstances you have to consider things how much you travel and what you like to photograph. David DuChemin is inspired by visiting new places and meeting new people, he is inspired by sacred houses of worship, new cultures etc. The title itself contains the main theme of the book: journey of photographic vision.
However, after one reads the reviews, one gets the... Read more
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Praise For Within the Frame: The Journey of Photographic Vision
“If the book simply stayed right there in the realm of how-to, go-to advice, it would be a wonderful book indeed. But it crosses the line from useful to inspire because David opens up much more than his camera bag. He opens his considerable heart and mind, both of which belong to a masterful storyteller driven by an acute sympathy for the human condition, coupled with an intense curiosity and respect for both the differences and the sameness of the world.”
Joe McNally, photographer, author of The Hot Shoe Diaries and The Moment It Clicks
“David does something here that few have ever donehe not only shows his absolutely captivating images, he shows the thought process behind those images, as well as how to start capturing the types of images we all long to take. People will be talking about this book for years to come. It’s that good!”
Scott Kelby, photographer, author, President of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals
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Table of Contents
It’s About Vision
Within the Frame
The Artist and the Geek
Afterword, by Vincent Versace
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