Read This if You Want to Take Great Photographs

January 14, 2019 - Comment

Photography is now more popular than ever thanks to the rapid development of digital cameras. Read This If You Want to Take Great Photographs is for this new wave of DSLR dabblers and amateur snapshooters. It contains no graphs, no techie diagrams and no camera-club jargon., Instead, it inspires readers through iconic images and playful

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Photography is now more popular than ever thanks to the rapid development of digital cameras. Read This If You Want to Take Great Photographs is for this new wave of DSLR dabblers and amateur snapshooters. It contains no graphs, no techie diagrams and no camera-club jargon., Instead, it inspires readers through iconic images and playful copy packed with hands-on tips. Split into five sections, the book covers composition, exposure, light, lenses, and the art of seeing. Masterpieces by acclaimed photographers including Henri Cartier- Bresson, Sebastiao Salgado, Fay Godwin, Nadav Kander, Daido Moriyama and Martin Parr serve to illustrate points and encourage readers to try out new ideas., Todays aspiring photographers want immediacy and see photography as an affordable way of expressing themselves quickly and creatively. This handbook meets their needs, teaching them how to take photographs using professional techniques.

Comments

Anonymous says:

Taught me more, in 10 minutes and as many words, than any any other book on photography. This book taught me more, in 10 minutes and as many words, than any any other book on photography. I was feeling a bit fed up that I couldn’t get my shiny new compact system camera to do what I wanted it to. Carroll’s easy writing style, great graphics and the photographs helped me to understand what I needed to do. I would recommend it to anyone. I’m smiling again and I have some great photographs! I’ve also invested in another lens and I’m confident that I’ve made the right choice because I…

Anonymous says:

Direct, clear and thought-provoking Basic, yes. But Henry Carroll’s book is both a useful primer for anyone starting out who wants to know how to take interesting photos, and it is also a good refresher for more experienced photographers. Shelving technical details and looking more at the what makes certain photos work, Carroll’s guide is easy to flick through. Photos from masters such as Cartier-Bresson, Martin Parr and Ansel Adams act as a kind of visual tutorial, with Carroll addressing composition, lighting, framing,…

Anonymous says:

but am compelled to as this book is brilliant. It is very easy and quick to read … I don’t often write reviews, but am compelled to as this book is brilliant. It is very easy and quick to read and really inspires you to get out and have a go. I have always struggled to get my head around aperture in particular and this book gives a brilliant and accessible summary. It is not for those who want complex, in depth instructions, but for beginners and not so beginners (who want to understand a bit more), it is a really good read!

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