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Serial Photography: Using Themed Images to Improve Your Photographic Skills, by Harald Mante. Image provided by O'Reilly Media Inc. PRESS RELEASE: Serial Photography -- New from Rocky Nook



Using Themed Images to Improve Your Photographic Skills

Santa Barbara, CA—One of the most promising ways to improve as a photographer is through the use of serial photography—a method that author Harald Mante has used and taught throughout his career.

In Serial Photography: Using Themed Images to Improve Your Photographic Skills (Rocky Nook, $39.95 USD), Mante explains how to focus your photographic work on themes, objects, shapes, colors, and moods. After putting his methods into practice, you will soon notice that you are able to train yourself to look at things in new and exciting ways, rather than randomly searching for that one great shot. And by continuously adding new images to your collections, you will improve the quality of your photographic work.

In this beautifully illustrated book, Mante presents many of his own photographic series and gives thorough explanations of the concepts behind each series, providing motivation for readers to pursue their own serial projects. Serial Photography can be used as a guide or textbook by both amateur and professional photographers, as well as by students.

About the Author
Harald Mante was born in Berlin in 1936 and studied graphic design and painting at Werkkunstschule Wiesbaden. He taught Photographic Design at Dortmund Polytechnic and the European Art Academy in Trier, and has also taught a number of workshops and seminars.

Mante has authored numerous art books and textbooks. His photographic work has been exhibited in museums and private collections worldwide, and his books and calendars have become collector's items. Mante is regarded as one of the most prominent contemporary photographers in Germany today.

View Harald Mante's full profile page.

Additional Resources
For more information about the book, including table of contents, author bios, and cover graphic, see: http://oreilly.com/catalog/9781933952734

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Serial Photography: Using Themed Images to Improve Your Photographic Skills, by Harald Mante.
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Serial Photography
Publisher: Rocky Nook
By Harald Mante
Print ISBN: 9781933952734
Pages: 160
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(First posted on Friday, February 11, 2011 at 15:55 EST)

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