Photo Inspiration: Secrets Behind Stunning Images

The inspiration you need to help improve your photography skills
Well-known for their stunning world-class photography, 1x.com has worked with their most talented photographers to handpick 100 awe-inspiring images and provided the back-story and photographer’s secrets that helped capture them. This book presents you with inspiration as well as underlying techniques that can help improve your photography skills immediately.

Silent Song
This is the voice of a marginal society that is constantly pushed aside by the greed of a civilization, and whose voices are unheard. They live in the trash left behind by the strong who always threaten the environment of the world. No matter how hard they scream and how loud they sing, they would never be heard. The only sound is that of damage that is growing into a bigger threat each day.
Final Toto is a photographer from Jakarta, Indonesia
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Big Sister
I took this picture when on a bike tour in the mountains together with some friends. It was a full day adventure through villages and the countryside. I always carry a camera when I go adventuring or walking and take pictures when looking at beautiful scenery or meeting interesting people.
Adhi Prayoga, photographer
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The Court of Heaven: “A Galley’s Last Stand”
I had taken a two week touring vacation to the north of France in June 2008. We arrived at around midday to find this scene. The immediate possibilities were obvious but the conditions were poor; the tide was out with the boat beached upon uninteresting sand with harsh, unforgiving and unattractive light. Still it was a scene that excited us greatly, and we knew that there was potential here.
Mal Smart, photographer
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Freedom
This one was created as an entry to a challenge. The subject was “fences.” I scratched my head to find a creative way to feature fences. Fences can obviously engender a prison-like feeling, so the idea of freedom quickly appeared. From there, I sketched out several options, and I found this one to be pretty effective.
Christophe Kiciak, photographer
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Painting of Nature
This image was taken in a place named Situ Gunung. In the Indonesian language, situ means lake and gunung means mountain.
Hardibudi, photographer
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Photo Inspiration: Secrets Behind Stunning Images
* Shares behind-the-scene stories of the featured photos from the photographers themselves, from their artistic vision to the technical details that went into each shot
* Offers clear, concise, and accessible descriptions for the ideas, vision, performance, setup, location, equipment, camera settings, lighting diagrams, and image editing methods of each amazing photo
Photo Inspiration provides a unique combination of the final photograph with the tools and knowledge that made it possible, all of which are aimed at helping you meet your photographic potential.

ISBN: 978-1-118-29052-1

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