• Current Legal Issues, like its sister volume Current Legal Problems (now available in journal format), is based upon an annual colloquium held at University College London. Each year leading scholars from around the world gather to discuss the relationship between law and another discipline of thought. Each colloquium examines how the external discipline is conceived in legal thought and argument, how the law is pictured in that discipline, and analyses points of controversy in the
    use, and abuse, of extra-legal arguments within legal theory and practice.

    Law and Global Health, the sixteenth volume in the Current Legal Issues series, offers an insight into the scholarship examining the relationship between global health and the law. Covering a wide range of areas from all over the world, articles in the volume look at areas of human rights, vulnerable populations, ethical issues, legal responses and governance.

  • Current Legal Issues, like its sister volume Current Legal Problems (now available in journal format), is based upon an annual colloquium held at Univesity College London. Each year leading scholars from around the world gather to discuss the relationship between law and another discipline of thought. Each colloquium examines how the external discipline is conceived in legal thought and argument, how the law is pictured in that discipline, and analyses points of controversy in the use, and abuse, of extra-legal arguments within legal theory and practice.
    Law and Childhood Studies, the fourteenth volume in the Current Legal Issues series, offers an insight into the state of law and childhood studies scholarship today. Focussing on the inter-connections between the two disciplines, it addresses the key issues informing current debates.

  • Current Legal Issues, like its sister volume Current Legal Problems (now available in journal format), is based upon an annual colloquium held at University College London. Each year leading scholars from around the world gather to discuss the relationship between law and another discipline of thought. Each colloquium examines how the external discipline is conceived in legal thought and argument, how the law is pictured in that discipline, and analyses points of controversy in the
    use, and abuse, of extra-legal arguments within legal theory and practice.

    Law and Global Health, the sixteenth volume in the Current Legal Issues series, offers an insight into the scholarship examining the relationship between global health and the law. Covering a wide range of areas from all over the world, articles in the volume look at areas of human rights, vulnerable populations, ethical issues, legal responses and governance.

  • In The Photographer's Eye, Michael Freeman showed what a photographer needs to do in the instant before the shutter is released. In the sequel, The Photographer's Mind, he explained the way that professional photographers think a picture through before taking it. Both of these international best-sellers featured Michael's own photography: stunning landscapes, revealing portraits, and fascinating street photography.

    Now, in The Photographer's Vision, he examines the work of photography's greats, explaining how to look at a photo - and how to learn from looking at it.

    The featured work includes some of the most distinguished names in photography's history: Nick Knight, Frederick Henry Evans, Frans Lanting, Tim Page, Wolfgang Tillmans, Nan Goldin, Paul Outerbridge, Walker Evans, Cindy Sherman, Elliott Erwitt, Trent Parke, Jeff Wall, Paul Strand, Romano Cagnoni, Horst Faas, James Casebere and many more, making this book visually stunning as well as intellectually authoritative.

  • Like all the titles in this successful series, The Low Light Photography Field Guide offers advice from a respected expert and professional. In this volume, Michael Freeman looks at an area that remains problematic for photographers with even top-of-the range equipment: low light.

    Opening with a section on the qualities of different kinds of low light, the book then deals with ways of overcoming gloomy situations, whether you're shooting hand-held or on a tripod. Post-production fixes are also covered, allowing the reader to turn difficult shots into amazing images.

  • The source of any photograph is not the camera, or even the scene viewed through the viewfinder - it is in the mind of the photographer. In The Photographer's Mind, photographer and author Michael Freeman unravels the mystery behind the creation of a photograph.

    More than any other art form, the nature of photography demands that the viewer constantly be intrigued and surprised by new imagery and different interpretations. The aim of this book is to answer what makes a photograph great, and explore the ways that top photographers achieve this goal time and time again. The Photographer's Mind will provide you with invaluable knowledge on avoiding cliché, the cyclical nature of fashion, style and mannerism, light and even how to handle the unexpected.

  • Whether on a weekend city break or a month-long trekking vacation, more and more of us are travelling with the hope of taking striking photos that capture the essence of our time away. Often these are more than just photos for our friends and family to enjoy, with an increasing number of talented amateurs uploading their images to photo agencies and earning extra income from selling rights. So whether you're a keen amateur photographer travelling for business or pleasure, or a budding professional with a specific assignment, The Photographer's Field Guide has all the information you need to help you successfully capture the many photographic opportunities that await. Divided into five sections, the book will help you to prepare for the trip, provide invaluable practical advice for when you're travelling and offer - through superb images from one of the world's most respected travel photographers - guidance on how, what and when to photograph.

  • Digital SLR cameras have manuals running to hundreds of pages, concentrating on technical features, but neglecting the fact that great photographers not only know how to navigate menus: they understand how the operation of their camera will help them to take better pictures. 'The Photographer's DSLR Pocketbook' gives the reader the benefit of Michael Freeman's decades of professional photography and years of experience with digital technology. Opening with the anatomy of a digital SLR, the book then covers settings, exposure, capture and image workflow, clarifying the operations of your camera and allowing you to operate it with speed, confidence and accuracy.

  • Designed by expert professional Michael Freeman, this complete course will let you take exceptional photos and develop a deeper understanding of what makes a great photo work. Inspired by the structure of a college course and the benefits of collective learning, in-depth lessons are punctuated by shooting challenges, encouraging you to get out and practice your new skills.

    Start by taking creative control of your images, learning the science behind exposure, getting comfortable with the full range of camera controls, and leaving Auto mode behind. Next, learn to read the light itself and capture consistently high-quality images even in the most difficult lighting conditions. Then take a step back and develop your photographic eye to recognize potential design and compositional choices, making the most of stunning scenes as they occur. Once you get back to your computer, wrap it up with a complete overview of the most important digital-editing techniques, cutting through the clutter and honing in on the tools and workflows that are relevant to your own photographic style.

    By the end of this course you will understand the principles of photography, you'll know what makes a successful photograph, and you'll have the skills to take excellent photos yourself.

  • Taking a new look at composition, the theme of his best-selling classic The Photographer's Eye, Michael Freeman now explores the visual mechanics of photography in its own native terms. Lushly illustrated with straight-to-the-point diagrams and graphic deconstructions, this book speaks in that intuitive, visual, and instantaneous language in which photographers think and work.

    Each section is organised into discrete units that articulate a working method for communicating particular ideas and capturing certain subjects. Dive into beautiful images and explore how each compositional element is placed and arranged in relationship to each other. Examine the outtakes from each shoot to understand why one particular image succeeded, compared to those shot before and after. Track the viewer's eye as it moves throughout the photo to see the optical dynamics held within each frame. And most of all, internalise this graphic language so you can instantly recognise amazing and powerful shots as they appear in your own viewfinder.

  • Understand the role colour plays in your images, learn to appreciate its dynamic effects and find out how to capture and reproduce it as precisely as possible in your own images.

    The Colour Photography Field Guide provides a unique look at analysing and combining three important ways of dealing with colour. The first is the subjective and cultural response to individual colour: the perception. The second is how colours are found and appear in photography: the science. The third is the means by which they can be viewed and altered digitally: the expression.

    - A clear and technically precise look at how colour affects your digital images - Portable and lightweight, for on-the-spot information and inspiration - With a host of case studies examining difficult colour situations such as capturing flesh tones and unreal colours

  • There's a whole new world of possibility waiting within each and every digital image you capture, and in this comprehensive field guide, you'll get straight-to-the-point tips and techniques for black-and-white conversions, written by acclaimed photographer and author Michael Freeman.

    Begin by exploring the illustrious history and tradition of black-and-white photography, to better understand its unique aesthetics so you can aptly apply them to your own creative work. Then study the particular advantages that digital photography brings to the equation - from how the technology works, to the best and most up-to-date post-production software, and all the specialised techniques and processes in between.

    Finally, learn to think in black and white by considering the numerous interpretations that each scene presents, and set about achieving your precise creative vision with skill and competency.

  • The street aesthetic is more in vogue than ever, and rapidly becoming an essential part of every photographer's repertoire. Subjects are found around every corner, each moment offers a new and fresh perspective, and that excitement and spontaneity make it an ideal training ground for honing the skills needed to anticipate and successfully capture dramatic scenes on the fly.

    Getting great street shots is much more than just a matter of chance. Michael Freeman details the optimal strategies for anticipating the action before it happens, and the fastest techniques that ensure you're ready with your finger on the shutter for that critical moment. A thorough overview of which equipment is best suited for each particular style lets you make the most of the gear you have, even in the most challenging lighting conditions. And a series of exercises keeps you engaged and alert to the creative potential of countless scenes throughout your daily life.

    Beyond the gear and technique, you will also learn to think like a street photographer - recognising not just captivating scenes with engaging subjects, but also innovative angles from which to capture them, all with the split-second instinct of a professional.

  • The classic genre that has been a fundamental part of photography since the beginning, landscape has perennial appeal to all photographers. Michael Freeman shares his wealth of experience in this comprehensive guide to art of capturing beautiful landscapes.

    Start your exploration of this vast subject by deconstructing and studying its elements-'from the most reliable locations to the classic compositions. Next, learn how to find and position yourself in the optimal viewpoints for original and creative interpretations of these massive subjects. Using the right gear and techniques for each frame, you will be able to capture depth and dimensionality that speak to the grandeur of these exotic locations. With the sky as your studio, you can make the weather work for you to provide a stunning variety of spectacular light.

    Going beyond the purely technical side, Freeman also dives into the mind of the landscape photographer, addressing the environment, studying how distinct colour palettes can evoke moods, and following in the illustrious tradition of B&W landscapes. The studio will start to feel very small indeed once you start exploring the great outdoors!

  • From timeless, elegant portraits to gritty, graphic street shots, the possibilities of black and white are endless, enticing, and exciting. Recognising this potential within every shot, and knowing the digital-editing tools and techniques to maximize its effect are essential steps to building up your photographic repertoire.

    Having first established the fundamental aesthetic choices that go into every B&W conversion, Michael Freeman goes on to review the noble tradition of black and white, detailing its numerous styles and fashions, with step-by-step instructions on how to achieve each effect, regardless of your particular software. Presented in a straightforward and easy-to-understand format, you will soon be able to both visualise exactly how you want your final image to appear, and achieve that signature look with efficient workflows and powerful conversion techniques.

    These skills open up new worlds of photographic opportunity everywhere you look, and encourage artistic growth just as much as they inspire you to try new styles and exciting treatments.

  • Learn to 'read' light in this complete course on the building blocks of photography. Michael Freeman teaches not only how to see the subtle nuances of light and shade, but also how your camera views and records them, to make sure you approach each scene with the optimal settings and appropriate technical know-how.

    Explore the different ways to approach and capture existing light - from sunlit outdoor portraits to the moody urban landscapes of artificial light - through a comprehensive overview of the many forms of lighting encountered by photographers of all genres. Then tackle the art of adding your own photographic lighting with straightforward, easy-to-grasp tips and techniques for operating your own flash and studio equipment. All the essential lighting accessories are covered, with an emphasis on getting the most out of each piece of gear.

    You will learn to coax stunning photos out of even the most challenging lighting conditions, and enhance your images by developing your own personal lighting style.

  • Leave the Auto mode in the dust and take complete creative control of your images with this comprehensive guide to photography's most fundamental principles. Michael Freeman brings his years of experience to the table, teaching you all the professional techniques so you can nail the optimal exposure in-camera at the moment of capture, every time.

    Learn the particular nuances of shutter speed, aperture, and ISO, understand the specific ways in which they interact within each exposure, and master their usage to quickly and efficiently achieve your creative vision, regardless of the lighting conditions or subject characteristics. Get under the hood of your camera with an in-depth look at how each of its metering modes works, so you can know exactly how to find the best options and settings for each scene. Then review some of the most challenging exposure scenarios - from a bride against a shadowed background to the neon lights of city streets - all explained with reliable methods and established techniques for delivering stunning results.

  • The essential concept for which there is no Auto mode, quality composition is what distinguishes a snapshot from a phenomenal photograph. Learn how to develop your photographic eye not to only seek out engaging subjects, but also to approach them from the best angle, in optimal light, for maximum effect.

    Going beyond the basics, Michael Freeman reveals why certain photographs succeed, demystifying the abstract aesthetics to give practical rules and real-world advice that will enhance your images and inspire your creativity. Presented in a straightforward, down-to-earth method, these compositional principles will become second nature, giving you the creative freedom to seek out new, stunning shots of your own. What's more, you will develop reliable skills to approach a wide variety of subjects - from portraits to landscapes and everything in between - and to consistently present them in a strong, compelling composition.

  • Unlock the full potential of each and every image with reliable post-production techniques that will become a fundamental part of your photography. Using easily followed, step-by-step instructions, Michael Freeman demystifies the complexities of today's high-powered editing programs to provide you with effective digital workflows tailored to your particular photographic style, and using whichever editing programs you are most comfortable with.

    Begin by exploring the fundamental aspects of image optimisation, from fixing exposure and making colour adjustments, to sharpening and noise reduction - essential steps that elevate simple snapshots to stunning images. Then move on to explore the advanced possibilities of black-and-white conversion, panoramic stitching, HDR imaging, and more. Learn to recognise the right tools for the job, saving you time on the computer and ensuring each image gets the treatment it deserves.

    Whether you're salvaging an underexposed shot or building a composite of multiple images, these techniques will give your photography a professional and refined style.

  • Choosing the exposure for a photograph is both alarmingly simple and infinitely complex; in fact, it's one of photography's most absorbing paradoxes.

    Exposure is at the very heart of photography. It has always been a subject of fascination to aspiring amateurs and professional photographers alike. Developments in digital technology have transformed the ways in which exposures can be manipulated, and this in turn has forced photographers to think about what they can achieve by understanding the variables of aperture, ISO, and time.

    In this book Michael Freeman takes you through this difficult and fast-moving area using unique workflow illustrations, histograms, and clear, visual examples to explore the subtleties of the subject and enable you to shoot with confidence.
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    Divided into six sections - Fast-track & Foolproof, Technical, The Twelve, Style, Post-processing, and Reference - the book will provide you with the necessary instruction to get perfect exposure anywhere and with any subject matter.

  • Having already taught you how to compose and interpret great photos, Michael Freeman now continues his best-selling series by exploring the most successful methods for presenting photography meaningfully and in an engaging format. This is the critical 'next step' that separates adequate image galleries from captivating collections - and disinterested viewers from enthralled audiences. Tapping into his decades of experience shooting for such publications as Smithsonian, GEO, and Condé Nast Traveller (among many others), Michael Freeman studies the photo-essay phenomenon that took the world by storm and gave storytellers a completely new set of tools to construct their narratives. Having established how rhythm, pacing, and careful organisation build tension and cultivate interest, Freeman goes on to explain what this means for presenting your own photos, particularly in the new digital formats of online galleries, slideshows, and tablets. The Photographer's Story will enliven your images, refresh your perspective, and elevate your understanding of how photographs work together to tell a story. Your audiences will thank you for it.

  • Human Rights

    Michael Freeman

    • Polity
    • 24 Juillet 2017

    Human Rights is an introductory text that is both innovative and challenging. Its unique interdisciplinary approach invites students to think imaginatively and rigorously about one of the most important and influential political concepts of our time. Tracing the history of the concept, the book shows that there are fundamental tensions between legal, philosophical and social-scientific approaches to human rights. This analysis throws light on some of the most controversial issues in the field: Is the idea of the universality of human rights consistent with respect for cultural difference? Are there collective human rights? What are the underlying causes of human-rights violations? And why do some countries have much worse human-rights records than others? The third edition has been substantially revised and updated to take account of recent developments, including the `Arab Spring', the civil war in Syria, the refugee crisis, ISIS and international terrorism, and climate change politics. Widely admired and assigned for its clarity and comprehensiveness, this book remains a `go-to' text for students in the social sciences, as well as students of human-rights law who want an introduction to the non-legal aspects of their subject.

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