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Taking Pictures: A Guide to Great Photography

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If you want to be inspired how to take great photographs, then this 116 page eBook will guide you step by step.  

Welcome to the Taking Pictures: A Guide to Great Photography eBook by Todd Johnson. This book will take you through getting started with building a solid foundation of understanding how to take great photographs. The book will provide a detailed path for learning and practicing creative photography. The book is organized in a series of inspiring chapters that will guide photographers to quickly strengthen their creative skills and advance their knowledge of the field of photography.

You will be guided through 11 chapters and 116 pages. 

1.     Introduction
2.     Framed: The Art of Composition
3.     Light: The Magical Element
4.     Vision: Concepts and Content 
5.     Cameras: Introduction 
6.     Editing: Introduction
7.     Art: Going Deeper With Your Work 
8.     Critique: Learning to Think Critically 
9.     Exhibitions: Showing Your Work
10.   Resources 
11.   Conclusion

Each chapter is designed to create an important learning opportunity, that the next chapter will build upon to take you to another level of understanding on how to make your best photographs. The book will challenge you with building goals and creating a meaningful practice of taking visually striking and compelling pictures.

About the Author

Todd Johnson is a conceptual and experimental photographer living and working in Portland, Oregon. He received his MFA in Photography from the San Francisco Art Institute. He is the founder and director of Black Box Gallery. He has worked in arts education and arts administration for 25 years.
 
Todd has been a photography portfolio reviewer for Photolucida (PDX, OR), Critical Mass (PDX, OR), Dodho Magazine (Barcelona, Spain) and Blue Sky Gallery (PDX, OR). Todd has worked as an independent curator for exhibitions at Linfield College (McMinnville, OR), Gallery Homeland (PDX, OR), Mile Post 5 (PDX, OR), The Waiting Room Gallery (Minneapolis, MN), 4X Gallery (PDX, OR) and The Gorilla Art Gallery (San Francisco, CA).

Johnson has exhibited his photographic work in Portland, Oregon at The University of Oregon (White Box Gallery), Marylhurst University (The Art Gym), Pacific Northwest College of Art, Reed College, Linfield College, FalseFront Gallery and Augen Gallery. National exhibitions include Bushwick Open Studios (Brooklyn, NY), Carroll Square Gallery (Washington, DC), Hi Lo Gallery (Olympia, Washington), Davis and Cline Gallery (Ashland, Oregon), Midway Gallery (Bloomington, Illinois) and The Diego Rivera Gallery (San Francisco, California).

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