Freeman Patterson
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Freeman is the sole author and illustrator of four instructional books on photography and visual design, which are widely-recognized as articulate, practical, and inspirational texts on the subject and continue to sell world wide. A fifth book in the series, co-authored with André Gallant, was published in 2001. (These books are listed first, below.) He is also the sole author and photographer for three large-format books, and has collaborated on other major books.

Solo Books

Photography For The Joy Of It
Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1977, 168 pp., 60 colour plates; (revised edition, Key Porter Books,1989), cloth and paper

Photography And The Art Of Seeing
Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1979, 156 pp., 67 colour plates; (revised edition, Key Porter Books, 1989), cloth and paper

Photography Of Natural Things
Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1982, 168 pp., 68 colour plates; (revised edition, Key Porter Books, 1989), cloth and paper

Photographing the World Around You
Key Porter Books, 1994, 168 pp., 84 colour plates, 7 black-and-white, paper

Namaqualand: Garden Of The Gods
Key Porter Books, 1984, 128 pp., 61 colour plates, cloth

Portraits Of Earth
Key Porter Books, 1987, 180 pp., 112 colour plates, cloth

ShadowLight: A Photographer's Life
HarperCollins of Canada, 1996, 176 pp., 100 colour plates, 15 black-and-white, cloth plus limited boxed edition, (also available with CD-ROM -- Creating Pictures: A Visual Design Workshop).

Odysseys: Meditations and Thoughts for a Life's Journey
HarperCollins of Canada, 1998, 96 pp, 56 colour plates, cloth plus slipcased edition with limited edition print.

The Garden
Key Porter Books, 2003, 192 pages, 107 colour plates, cloth.


Photographic autho: Safari To Serowe
Gage Educational Publishing, 1969, many colour images, paper (for use in schools, including those of Botswana)

Photographic author: Tribal Drums
McGraw-Hill, 1970, 172 pp., 30 black-and-white images

Photographic author and contributing writer: In A Canadian Garden
Viking Studio Books (Penguin), 1989, 176 pp., 210 colour plates, cloth

Principal writer, contributing photographer, photo editor: The Last Wilderness
Key Porter Books, 1990, 180 pp., 137 colour plates, cloth

Co-author (with André Gallant): PhotoImpressionism and The Subjective Image
Key Porter Books, 2001, 160 pp, 100 colour plates, paper

Freeman contributed 55 photographs to the Canadian centennial book, Canada: A Year Of The Land, published in 1967 by the National Film Board of Canada; and many images to other books published by the NFB, including; A Time To Dream: Canada, and Between Friends: Entre Amis (Canada's official gift to the United States for its bicentennary, 1976).

Freeman has also written and photographed extensively for photographic magazines in Canada and the United States, for Canadian gardening and motorcycling magazines, and written for CBC radio. He was creative advisor for A Gift Of River, a video about the St. John River.

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