Never Photograph People Eating: And 50 Other Ridiculous Photography Rules

Never Photograph People Eating: And 50 Other Ridiculous Photography Rules

by Anneloes van Gaalen


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Anneloes van Gaalen never stops researching ridiculous rules in creative sectors and we are thankful for that because it produces more of these wonderful and bestselling Ridiculous Design Rules books, which make perfect gifts for creative people and those who love creative work. In this series, "ridiculous" is a relative term, because what is nonsense for one can be an important guideline for another. These pleasing and educational books are not about laying down the law. For each of the fifty-one rules covered in each book, Van Gaalen refers to quotes by famous fellow creators, who either think there is something to the rule or have made a personal variation on it. Whether you agree with them or not, the Ridiculous Design books sharpen your own thoughts about the rules and the assumed truths within the creative disciplines. Each rule is convincingly illustrated, with the illustrations either confirming or disproving the rule in question.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789063692773
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
Publication date: 05/28/2013
Series: Ridiculous Design Rules Series
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Anneloes van Gaalen is a writer, editor, curator, translator, lecturer, producer
and all-round creative. Her articles have been published in a wide variety of international publications, including Wired, Dazed & Confused, I.D. Magazine and Surface. More recently she wrote Loser, a book on failure and design, and has been
working on other design-related publications.

Table of Contents

Provisional list of Rules:

1) Never photograph people eating
2) A picture is worth a thousand words
3) Diagonal rule
4) Get close
5) Keep it steady
6) “Never work with animals or children.”
7) Make it pretty
8) Golden section rule
9) Mind your finger
10) Don’t shoot against the light
11) “If your image does not work, put a dog in it. If it still does not work, put a bandage on the dog.”
12) The rule of thirds
13) Don’t cover the flash with your finger
14) Never use flash
15) Be at the right place, at the right time
16) Frame your image
17) Break the rules
18) Make use of the light
19) Keep it simple
And 32 other more Photography Rules

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