Sub-Genre: Individual Photographers
Book theme: Artists' Books
Street Date: February 18, 2019
Item Number (DPCI): 247-18-1406
Right Brain Photography, an award-winning book, is for photographers who want to get the most out of their cameras, without spending hours in front of the computer, but yet want high quality professional results. It covers both the creative aesthetics and technical know-how sides of photography. You will learn about being an artist first, photographer second; see with your imagination, not your eyes; see something before you see it; how to make the common uncommon and the mundane insane. The book starts off with an emphasis on starting with the end in mind. The reader is immediately engaged with right brain exercises which the author introduces to get the mind stimulated. Eli has created three photography models, or paradigms, which he shares in his book, now in its fourth edition: "I S.E.E. SOMETHING," "ELI'S 5-POINT PHOTO ART MODEL," and "THE PHOTO IMAGE CREATION PROCESS." He also spends an entire chapter on the subject of composition, which he learned during his college art days, and which he feels is becoming a lost art among photographers. Throughout the book "challenge assignments" are introduced to encourage readers to apply what they learned, but in real life situations. They are intended to connect the dots. Most highly experienced professional photographers do not share the stage with other photographers, especially in a book about their photography. Eli does. He showcases eight of his students' works to show what other photographers create when they apply his principles, concepts, paradigms, and techniques. Right Brain Photography has over 130 eye-catching images that serve to illustrate lessons taught.