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.
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.
Now in its second printing, with more than 1,000 copies sold, techniques covered in this 157-page paperback book include: Multiple-Exposure Monet (a technique Charles invented), Rotating and Zooming, Composite Montages 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 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”