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ISBN-13: 978-1118290521 ISBN-10: 1118290526 Edition: 1st

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (May 8, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1118290526
  • ISBN-13: 978-1118290521
  • Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 0.6 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (80 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #314,968 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'...the images are awesome and the stories behind them make it a great read. There's plenty of inspiration available here and many genres of photography are covered too, so well worth a look.' (Advanced Photographer, July 2012) 'Full of inspiring images to keep your creative juices flowing.' (Digital SLR Photography, August 2012) 'Featuring outstanding shots...aspiring enthusiast photographers will find plenty of ideas and encouragement...a reasonably priced and inspiring book.' (Digital Camera Magazine, August 2012)

From the Back Cover

Look. Learn. Be inspired.

To be a photographer is to endlessly crave new, innovative ways to express your vision. The archives of 1x.com offer a treasure-trove of images from photographers known and yet to be known. This breathtaking, one-of-a-kind volume puts into your hands 100 of those spectacular images, each with the photographer's personal description of the process, technique, equipment, and vision behind the photograph.

Enjoy the work. Study the stories. Here is a well of inspiration to which you can — and will — return again and again.

Customer Reviews

Beautiful pictures, great description - perfect inspiration for any photographer.
clgraf
"Photo Inspiration: Secrets Behind Stunning Images" is a "how to" book for photographers who reach for excellence in their own work.
Donald Scarinci
As a photographer sometimes I get in a rut and need a little fresh inspiration to keep my work moving forward.
pebbles

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One of the best books I've ever read about photography. Not only a coffee table type of book but a tool to understand in depth the photos displayed in its pages.

Whatever your favorite sort of photo is, you'll find a tutorial about it (macro, landscape, and so on).

You're not only going to get into the photographer's mind and going to understand the process of creation behind each of those stunning pictures, but you'll also realize you don't need an awful amount of gear to make a good picture, only a little skill and imagination.

The book is thrilling indeed because those tutorials are so clear, so easy to understand and adapt to your own photos that after reading this book you feel invigorated and eager to try something by yourself !

A great "mind opener" too. If you you are fond of taking landscape pictures, for example, you'll soon feel like trying some abstract or why not have a go at editing ?

As an amateur photographer, I'll say it's a book that boosts you !

Besides, it's addictive ! A page turning book !
Open it you won't leave it, and it's even better than a thriller : the story never ends since you'll create your own from what you got in that book !
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66 of 75 people found the following review helpful By P. P. Yang on May 17, 2012
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I was expecting the same layout as a real book in the preview, but instead, the wonderful pictures are shown only a 2" by 2" or so sizes.
You couldn't zoom in the photos any further without losing the quality.
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful By R. Itoo on July 6, 2012
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I was very excited about this book, but the excitement lasted just a few pages. The book is made of a cheap paper like those ones we found in magazines. For these reason printing quality is also not good, especially for a photography book. Than one page came out of registration causing that blur effect on the photo and some text (looks like a 3D image). Than another page, and another one.... OMG, if it was a text book I would not mind at all, but a photography book with bad printing quality and pages out of registration has no value!
4 stars for the photos, none for the book quality. What a shame!
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Jvstin VINE VOICE on September 20, 2012
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I read this book, as an avid amateur photographer, in the hopes I might unlock some secrets and ideas for my own photography.

The book doesn't quite deliver on that promise, however. What the book is a series of pictures by theme and subject by a wide
variety of photographers. While technical information and some discussion of how the shot was processed is in each of the write-ups
for the images, I never really felt they rose to the level of instruction. Photo Inspiration definitely works on the inspirational
level, as a book that gets photographers out into the field. Some of the photographers do offer actionable advice, others unfortunately
offer only relatively innocuous platitudes.

Some of the photos are really well done, too. Eye Candy is one of the selling points of the book.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful By PAUL GOMEZ on May 10, 2012
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An excellent book, with technical instruction (detailed tutorial) of how to create 100 amazing photos of the style of [...] Gallery. This literary source, is a book not only to look and admire for its graphical content, but an opportunity to learn of 100 skilled photographers. This book is one of the best examples of the quality of information and instruction that [...] can offer to its members and visitors.

Today has arrived to my hands. What a great adquisition!.

My greetings from Colombia.

PAUL GÓMEZ S.
[...]
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Christian Wulff on May 18, 2012
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For the first time I have found a photo book, with soo many amazing images and soo many talentet photographers that I can actually learn something from!!I think it is great that the photographers are willing to share their experince and skill, so we can learn from them!! The tutorials are very informative, and very easy to understand. You do not need to have much knowledge of photography to learn something from the book. This is a book I'm ready to recommend to all photographers, especially those who want to develop and learn something!

Goog light every one:-)
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful By dfsphoto on May 14, 2012
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This book is great if you not only want to see stunning images, but also get some insight as to how those images were captured and processed.

1x.com has some of the most compelling photographic images you'll ever see. This book displays many of them in great detail. It also includes commentary from the photographer on how the image was achieved.

Several categories from Landscapes to Macros to Architecture to People and more will spark the interest of almost any photographer or fan of photography.

Some images are strikingly beautiful, some are thought provoking, while others can be controversial. One thing for sure, they are never boring.

I was fortunate enough to have one of my images chosen for the book, so I suppose I might have a bit of a slanted opinion. ;-)

I received my book a couple of days ago and perused it several times. Every time I look through it, I find something new in an image or technique that I hadn't seen before.

The book itself is very well produced. I would have preferred a hardback edition, but the paperback keeps the cost down. The reproduction is top-notch.

You won't regret buying this book.
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