This is a comprehensive guide for all artists who want to use photography to inspire and inform their work. It demonstrates the photographic skills required to use a camera as a sketchbook to gather information for your work. It takes you through the process of working from photographs, creating effective compositions and developing this to finished paintings. Six step demonstrations track a painting from initial photograph to finished artwork. This title oinvaluable guidance on composing and painting images in watercolour, acrylic, coloured pencil and oil, making it perfect for artists of all skill levels.