Alain Briot states, "The personality of the photographer must be present in the image for an artistic photograph to have value". And in this book he sets out to teach what is essential in achieving this goal.
Following his successful first book, Mastering Landscape Photography, Briot goes beyond the conventional rules of composition and takes on a fresh, new approach to teaching the art of photographer, he opens new doors to the reader; doora leading to new ways of seeing and composing images.
Briot approaches fine art photography as being a combination of art and technique, and in this book he adresses both. On the artistic side, Briot introduces artistic concepts that have been rarely, if ever, associated with photograpy . On the technical side, he presents numerous tools that can help you learn to create better photographs and he provides technical solitions to common photographic problems.
The author practices photography as a fine art. What matters most to him is how photograpy can be used to express feelings and emotions. For Briot, a good photography must be both artistically inspired and technically excellent. To have just one of these two elements is not enough for a fine art photograph to be successful.