What makes some photographs stay in the memory forever? Sometimes it s the subject matter alone, but more often it s the skill of the artists who took them. The premise of this magnificent book is quite simple: take 100 leading examples of the work of the world s greatest photographers, and a distinguished academic will describe how they achieved their effects to allow you to recreate them yourself. Discover how to compose 'decisive moments' like Cartier-Bresson, use long exposures for landscapes like Simon Norfolk, and experiment with flash in daylight like Rineke Dijkstra.The images are arranged thematically, with engaging analysis of each image and a description of its technical make-up, along with a biography of each artist. The book showcases 100 of the greatest images in the history of the art and will provide an indispensable guide to the technicalities behind the well-known masterpieces and hidden gems in the world of photography.