Press Release- Photographic Composition from Rocky Nook
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New Release from Rocky Nook

Contact: Rocky Nook, Inc. — (805) 687-8727 —

Santa Barbara, CA—October 16, 2014

Rissler-Composition-CoverAll fine artists share a common goal: to combine individual elements into a convincing, cohesive whole that tells a story or expresses an intention. Photography is especially suited to this pursuit because the photographer can create multiple, distinct images of a single subject using a variety of design techniques.

The display on a digital camera instantly shows the arrangement of elements in an image, allowing the photographer to make changes and refine their creation as they work.

Albrecht Rissler believes that a firm understanding of image design is as important as having an observant eye or having the technical knowledge to operate a camera. Photographic Composition presents the most important concepts of image design and offers 250 beautiful photographs to illustrate these concepts. By applying these concepts to your own work, you will greatly improve your photographic eye and your ability to compose an ideal image.

This book’s impressive images are in black-and-white, intentionally removing the distraction of color and making it easy to focus on compositional elements and form. With this book, photographers as well as all visual artists will learn how to infuse their own images with excitement, develop and hone their visual language, and express their personal artistic aesthetic.

Topics include:

–           The effects of various aspect ratios

–           Perspective and composition

–           Form and contrast

–           Proportion and harmony

–           Symmetry and asymmetry

–           Brightness and darkness

–           Structures and textures

–           The “perfect moment” 

About the author:

Albrecht Rissler Albrecht Rissler began his career as an instructor for artistic-technical classes, but in 1980 he quit the teaching profession to form a studio for academic illustration. He taught at Merz Academy in Stuttgart as an associate professor in 1987, and then earned a professorship at FH Mainz University of Applied Sciences, where he taught illustration from 1988-2007. Since 2005, Rissler has been an associate professor at the Art Academy in Bad Reichenhall.

Photographic Composition: Principles of Image Design

Albrecht Rissler

Published by Rocky Nook

978-1-937538-56-9, 192 pages

Soft Cover 10″x10″

$39.95 US, $41.95 CA, $31.99 eBook

About Rocky Nook

Rocky Nook is a leading publisher of books written for photographers by photographers.

Rocky Nook boasts a broad collection of top-selling titles by renowned photographers from around the world, covering a variety of photography topics including composition, fine art, cutting-edge technology, and instruction manuals. Rocky Nook titles deliver premier content that helps beginning through professional photographers master the art, craft, and technology of photography.

Founded in 2006 and headquartered in Santa Barbara, California, Rocky Nook is closely associated with dpunkt.verlag, a German publisher of computer and digital photography books.