“A Beginner’s Guide to Pictures” by Stuart Oring

"A Beginner's Guide to Pictures" by Stuart Oring

"A Beginner's Guide To Pictures takes you into the world of visual communication by showing you how to read pictures. How do you approach a photograph, in order to understand what it might express? What do you think it says and is the photographer really trying to say that—or is something else in the photographer's mind? The various concepts about pictures are thoroughly explained (such as lighting, design, tonality, space, symbolism etc). A section of photographs provides examples and descriptive material to help your understanding. And, the author walks you through the analysis of a picture step-by-step."