A successful photograph, or any artistic piece, will often invoke a certain mood upon its viewer. As a photographer, do you think about the emotion you are trying to convey when you create an image?
Craft & Vision has released a new eBook entitled The Evocative Image – A Photographer’s Guide to Capturing Mood, by Andrew S. Gibson. As is typical of the Craft & Vision eBooks, this new one is filled with beautiful, inspiring images and text. Mood is defined by Gibson as “a feeling or emotion that you feel as you experience something.” Using this definition as a base, he discusses a number of ways in which mood can be expressed in an image, from the use of color – or lack of it – to backgrounds, depth of field, and even ISO. Using some wonderful examples from his own photography, he suggests various ways in which you can use these, and other techniques, to bring out various moods in your photos. Many of these techniques are in-camera methods, things you do at the time of capture. However, Gibson also shows us how, using post-production procedures, you can create different moods from the same image. Although somewhat weighted toward landscape images, examples are given for injecting mood into images from various photographic genres.
If your images seem to be lacking mood lately, or you are just looking for some inspirational images and words, at only $5 this eBook is a great value.
Special Offer on PDFs
For the first five days only, if you use the promotional code EVOCATIVE4 when you checkout, you can have the PDF version of The Evocative Image for only $4 OR use the code EVOCATIVE20 to get 20% off when you buy 5 or more PDF ebooks from the Craft & Vision collection. These codes expire at 11:59pm PST February 28, 2011.
What mood does this image evoke with you?