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Photo Inspiration: Secrets Behind Stunning Images 1st Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-1118290521
ISBN-10: 1118290526
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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.

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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 (83 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #524,729 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Bought this as a gift after reading the glowing reviews on Amazon. Once again reminded that a book must be bought after looking and flipping through it physically. The book is roughly 8 by 11 (squarish) in size, and not too thick at all (1/2 inch?). What I found unsatisfactory was the quality of the printing. Although I bought my copy new, I found the featured photos to lack the vibrancy/ detail one would expect of such a book. There were lines/streaks in my copy that came from the printing press - large vertical watermark-like lines on almost every page. The background to the pages with the photos (As well as the corresponding commentary on each page opposite) is black. In my copy, this black comes off as an ashy charcoal color - and not very appealing looking. I was expecting something along the line of a nice portfolio-like collection of photos printed on good quality paper - in high resolution and with special emphasis on pixels (even the pics are small, roughly 1/4 to 2/3 of each page). I might consider keeping this for the stories/ tips that go with each photo - but not because I want to be "inspired" by the beauty of the photos featured. All in all, a good idea in the mind - but on paper, this fails. The fault, doubtless, lies with the publisher on this one. Wouldn't recommend - Especially at over $20 per new copy.
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