What is even better is he isn't afraid to show the shots that almost work but don't quite.
All the technique he talked about in the book are so basic and vague that I get more confused after reading this book.
The focus of this book is to teach you the process of designing a photograph and to learn to see on your own.
This book is recommended reading for professional photographers studying to become certified by Professional Photographers of America - PPA.Published on August 22, 2010 by ajader
This book is a good visual tool. It lacked slightly on the actual technique side. Not enough detail for the actual design of a photo. Was able to work around that however.Published on July 3, 2007 by P. A. Anderson
For such a small book (page-wise), it conveys an enormous amount of information. Each page contains a photo with a textual description of the design philosophy behind it. Read morePublished on May 8, 2007 by A. Bromage
I have first bought this book in 1986 and, I believe, I have learned a substantial lesson from it throughout the years. Read morePublished on April 18, 2007 by Firestarter
There is some useful information about composition and design in the first section, but the bulk of this book is full of generalities and common sense information that won't be of... Read morePublished on March 13, 2005 by Robert Ellis
This is an excellent resource for photographic design. In these days of digital photography, people are just clicking away and often don't think about the design of their photos. Read morePublished on June 8, 2004 by T. Hooper
I've read dozens of books on photography and this one has to be the worst one. Why? As a aspiring photographer, I wanted to improve my compositional skill. Read morePublished on June 2, 2004 by Chris Wong
Real nice advice, and easy to read. Some things are a little simple an I knew already, but that is no reason to down grade the book. Read morePublished on February 24, 2004
THis is a good book if only for the exercises it provides and its intructions on how to evaluate your own work which is especially helpful if you cannot attend photography classes... Read morePublished on July 28, 2003 by Gerald Davis