My books are an accumulation of 40+ years of experience in image building and design. The articles are an example of how this lifetime of image making can be applied to the art of photography and is perfect for photographers of all levels of experience.
PHOTO DESIGN: Image Design and Composition for Photographers
PHOTO DESIGN is a must-have on the bookshelf of any photographer whether you’re a beginning amateur or seasoned pro. This book has three sections, the first being the art of making and evaluating photographs, including a brief history of photography in America. The second section features the all-important nuts and bolts of image building and the third section illustrates the principles discussed in this book with 15 of my unique Composition Maps. This book was written for photographers of all specialties and genres.
NATURAL DESIGN: Image Design for Nature Photographers
The 25 unique Composition Maps included at the end of this book are what makes NATURAL DESIGN stand alone in the photo design book market. Nobody dissects a composition as completely as I do and I have done it 25 times in this book. NATURAL DESIGN has been taught at art colleges, universities and countless workshops and photography classes globally for decades. This book was written for nature photographers but general photographers will increase their knowledge, terminology and understanding of design and composition guidelines.
COMPOSITION MAPS: Visual Design Aids for Nature Photographers
COMPOSITION MAPS is a PDF e-book comprised of 50 of the finest photographs made by world renowned nature photographer Arthur Morris, illustrated and explained by award-winning photographer and image design expert Gloria Hopkins.
15 Composition Guidelines: popular and reliable design techniques
Breaking all the Rules! breaking the traditional rules of composition
Vision Bird: a photograph three years in the making – visualizing your photographs
The Selfish Artist: the reasons an artist may be accused of being selfish at times
The Plover: one of my first articles about my first bird photography trip
The Confident Artist: the reasons an artist needs to have confidence
The Selfie: The digital conversion creates a new genre
The Artist and the Bluebird Day: the dreaded blank sky
The Photographic Journey: Evaluating Your Progress: it’s about the journey!
Demystifying Composition: the basics of composition — perfect for beginners!
Understanding Shapes and Forms: understanding shapes and forms
The Importance of Learning Composition: control the outcome of your photographs
The Visual Experience: the process of viewing and evaluating photographic art
Observation Skills: the importance of the development of observation skills artists
Developing a Personal Style: overview of the benefits of a personal style
Know it Intimately, Render it Uniquely: ways to make your work stand out
Reading Photographs: seeing and evaluating the composition attributes of a photograph
Perspective in Photography: the basics of perspective in photography
Is it Art? identifying art through emotions, evaluation and the visual experience
Using Lines in Nature Photography: using the different lines found in nature.
Beauty in Art: a look at the word beauty as it applies to photography and the visual arts
Evaluating a Photograph: different ways to evaluate a photograph