When Within the Frame was first published in 2009, it received high praise for both its practical teaching and its humanity. Ten years later, it is a best-selling modern classic and a must-read.
Author David duChemin’s masterful and balanced emphasis on both the head and the heart—craft and technique on the one hand, passion and vision on the other—mirror the process of creating compelling, meaningful photographs that convey your vision. Filled with engaging photography, thought-provoking text, actionable takeaways, and creative exercises, the book’s message continues to resonate strongly with readers across the globe.
Celebrating a decade since its original publication, this 10th Anniversary Edition of Within the Frame has been given a hardcover treatment and an updated, refined design, but retains everything that has made it so well received in over a dozen languages.
Whether you’re encountering this classic for the first time or revisiting its universal themes, you’ll find the book inspirational and instructional in its real-world wisdom and beautiful photography. David continues to encourage you to reach beyond the usual shortcuts and search for what matters to you, not giving up until you convey it through your photography: “I’m chasing my vision, and you will chase yours in the places best suited to that. What’s important is that you chase that vision intentionally and with passion, refusing to let it be anything but yours and yours alone.”
Through a genuine and soulful discussion about creating photographs of people, places, cultures, and the discovery of a personal point of view that makes those stories compelling and authentic, David teaches how to seek and serve your creative vision through the art of photography. He shares the nuances of approaching different subjects, the value of scouting locations (and wandering in unfamiliar places), techniques for photographing landscapes, how to capture a sense of place and culture with sensitivity through images of food, festivals, art, faith, and more. Most importantly, David maintains the crucial theme of vision and helps you find, cultivate, and pursue your own—and then fit it within the frame.
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