Impressionistic Photography eBook


Impressionistic Photography:
A Field Guide to Using Your Camera as a Paintbrush


Unlock your creative potential and discover how to craft impressionistic-looking photographs using nothing but your digital camera.

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Book Details

Using easy-to-follow, illustrated step-by-step instructions, Charles guides you through the process of using long-exposure and multiple-exposure techniques to transform everyday scenes into unimaginable visual masterpieces. What’s more, he demonstrates how you can accomplish many of these expressive effects using only a smartphone.

With 1,500 copies already sold in paperback book format, this 157-page eBook in PDF format covers a myriad of painterly techniques, including: Multiple-Exposure Monet (a technique Charles invented), Rotating and Zooming, Soft-Glow Montage, Composite Montage and much more.

If you’re a photographer seeking to elevate your work beyond literal interpretation, you’ll find Charles’ innovative approach to artistry and teaching refreshing and empowering. Impressionistic Photography: A Field Guide to Using Your Camera as a Paintbrush will forever change the way you see the world and your camera.

© Charles R. Needle. 157 pages. Mac and PC compatible. Permission granted from the author to make one printed copy of this eBook.

This publication is produced in Adobe Acrobat PDF format. If you have problems opening or reading the eBook, please make sure you have the latest version of the free Acrobat Reader software.


Charles Needle has written a fantastic field guide for crafting impressionistic imagery. Whether you are using an SLR or a smartphone, he shows you how you can magically transform an ordinary scene into a painterly masterpiece. His clear, concise language, coupled with dozens of photo illustrations, make new techniques remarkably easy to learn. The book is a ‘must-have’ for any photographer wishing to push the creative edge both in their photography and in their capacity to appreciate beauty. — Dewitt Jones, Outdoor Photographer magazine columnist, former National Geographic photographer, author & speaker

Charles Needle has been cultivating and perfecting his multiple-exposure techniques for years, and this book is the exquisite culmination and compendium of his signature impressionist style. Upon reviewing only a few chapters, I have picked up several ideas that will dramatically alter my approach to impressionistic image making. And, like everyone who purchases this book, I look forward to many more creative insights and techniques from Charles. I consider this a definite ‘must-have’ book for anyone wanting to extend their creative reach. — Tony Sweet, Nikon “Legend Behind the Lens”

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