But it doesn't have to be this way. Enter Make Great Photos: A Friendly Guide and Journal for Improving Your Photographs. In this book, photographer and author Alan Hess teaches you the basics of photography by breaking down the topic into its fundamental parts. In the first section of the book, Alan explains what makes a great photo in the first place, examining a selection of images and working through why each one is successful. He then dives into chapters that cover the photographic choices every photographer needs to make. These choices boil down to just three topics: light, focus, and composition.
In the second part of Make Great Photos, Alan addresses specific shooting situations--categorized into travel, action, events, and people--discussing the challenges that each scenario poses and how to conquer them. Finally, you'll learn the top five basic edits you need to know to make your images pop when you share them online.
Alongside Alan's images and words are journal sections that push you to learn and grow in your photography through thoughtful exercises and engaging assignments. These fun activities help you fully absorb the lessons throughout the book so you can head out with your camera and capture great images.