Photo Impressionism and the Subjective Image – Photography Book

Photo Impressionism and the Subjective Image - Photography BookAnother book by Freeman Patterson (this time in collaboration with Andre Gallant) managed to draw my attention, basically because of the same reason: he talks about photography behind techniques and gear, he talks about creativity and how to see the picture before you take it through you eye and my not through a high performance lens. This book is called “Photo Impressionism and the Subjective Image”.

This edition features 100 stunning photographs with extended captions that include valuable technical information and personal commentary from both Freeman Patterson and acclaimed travel photographer Andr Gallant. A true collaborative effort, Photo Impressionism and the Subjective Image illustrates the superb craftsmanship behind beautiful photography.

There are two short books here under one cover, one called “Photo Impressionism” and the other “the Subjective Image”. Then each of these books is made up of relatively unrelated chapters. Each essay or chapter include several photographic examples and you would be amazed at the photos the author makes using nothing but tin foil as a subject. This book teaches presents a photography that can convey a scene or convey a mood or emotion using different techniques to switch between them. Several different techniques in subjective imagery are presented, including multiple-exposure impressionistic images (with different camera movement techniques for different effects) with good explanations, and techniques that are not difficult, although they take practice to master.

Tags: photography book, photo impressionism, subjective image, Freeman Patterson, Andre Gallant



I started photography as a hobby in 2005, during college. My passion slowly became a more important part of my life since 2008. Because of using a combination of my photographic knowledge, with those of internet marketing, I like to call myself a "photomarketer".

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