John NeelNov 29, 2017
Focus in Photography
Master the Advanced Techniques That Will Change Your Photography Forever
Ilex Press 2016
John Neel's Focus in Photography: Master the Advanced Techniques That Will Change Your Photography Forever (Ilex Press, 2016) is both instructional manual and analysis on why focus is such an important artistic tool for photographers. Neel uses his own images to illustrate how focus works to directs viewers into and around an image. In his book Neel creates the first serious treatment of the topic in the digital age, by showing how mastery of the lens will greatly enhance the quality and "wow" factor of photographs. John Neel is a graduate of the University of South Florida, School of Fine Arts and has an MFA from the Visual Studies Workshop SUNY. He has an interest in merging photography, design and illustration. Recently he has become interested in the relationship of synthesized sound and electronic images and became a member of the electronic band uforkestra as the group's visual musician. His work is held in public and private galleries in both the US and Canada, including the George Eastman House, the Art Gallery of Ontario. In the 1990s John worked at Kodak Research Labs where he developed skills and knowledge on such subjects as stereo and immersive imaging, as well as new human interface technologies (such as haptic), augmented reality and experimental media. Besides his artistic pursuits and accomplishments, John holds numerous patents and patent applications regarding digital imaging. Focus in Photography is available online at Ilex Press and through Amazon.