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Photos That Inspire: Photo Workshop [Paperback]

Lynne Eodice
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Book Description

October 8, 2007 0470119551 978-0470119556 1
This unique book is packed with more than 200 magnificent photos, each expressing the photographer’s unique take on a scene or subject. With each image, the artist shares a description of the setting, what inspired the idea, and what the photo was intended to accomplish, along with the technical details — camera and lens used, shutter speed, aperture, and lighting. Stimulate your creativity with these breathtaking landscapes, incredible action shots, heartwarming portraits of people and pets, intriguing close-ups, and more.

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"It is most certainly a book about pictures and not a book simply to be read." (Business Network, August 2008)

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SEE YOUR WORLD FROM A NEW PERSPECTIVE

This is a different kind of book. Packed inside are more than 200 magnificent photos, each expressing the photographer's unique take on a scene or subject. With each image, the artist shares his or her own description of the setting, what inspired the idea, and what the photo was intended to accomplish, along with the technical details — camera and lens used, shutter speed, aperture, and lighting. Explore . . . experiment . . . enjoy.

  • Let these striking images awaken you to new ways of seeing the world
  • Explore breathtaking landscapes, incredible action shots, heartwarming portraits of people and pets, intriguing close-ups, and more

  • Feast on the technical recipes used to create each photo

  • Discover what the photographer was thinking

  • Feel your own ideas emerge


Product Details

  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (October 8, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470119551
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470119556
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 7.5 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #805,560 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining and full of 'secrets of the pros' March 8, 2008
By S. Nigl
Format:Paperback
"Photos that Inspire" is the sixth and (for now) final book in the series, and the third that I've reviewed. Unlike the others I've read, this volume is more of a desert-after-the-meal book. Instead of being organized as a tutorial on one facet of photography, such as composition or exposure, that takes the reader from begging to end; this book provides a couple hundred examples of good photos in many different genres. Each entry is one page in length and includes a high resolution image taken by a different photographer; an entry by the author about what the photo has to teach the reader; a comment paragraph by the artist discussing the thought process when the image was made; and technical data such as ISO, film speed, aperture, etc.

"Photos that Inspire" is one part coffee-table book and one part how-to. The author, Lynne Eodice, is the online editor for Double Exposure, the web-based newsletter for Photo Workshop. Before the Wiley series was introduced, the only way to access these photo classes was to enroll in a membership with Photo Workshop.

This book will entertain, but more importantly, it gives you the 'secrets of the trade' from the perspective of hundreds of photographers. I loved it! It is not, however an indexed reference or a course unto itself. Rating five of five.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Inspiring photos to learn from January 2, 2009
By BIGH
Format:Paperback
This book is a compilation of images taken by a number of photographers, both professional an amateur, in 10 different categories. Each image is accompanied by comments by the author, comments by the photographer, and techical data about the image.
As you read through the book, you can get a sense of what the photographer saw, how it was interpreted, and then how the feeling was captured on the image. The goal of each photograph is to give us, the readers, as sense of how to "look" at what we see, perhaps differently, and how to transfer what our mind has interpreted to the camera.

This book is an extremely good reference for any photographer who wants to broaden their scope of obtaining somthing better than "snapshot" images. It gives you a feeling of inspiration to think that you, too, can see things in a different way. It also brings home that fact that the opportunities are sometimes serindipitous and unexpected...so carry that camera everywhere!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Many good photos ... March 25, 2009
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This book does contain many good photos, but also many that I would not rate as special ... photos that we've seen much the same sort of thing many times before, and just as good if not better.

I have one issue ... in this series they talk about "chapter assignments" that you can submit to their website for critique and feedback. There are no chapter assignments in this book, so I sent them an email asking if the idea is just to submit images in the spirit of a chapter (or several images for one or more chapters). After two attempts I still have no reply ...

Would I still buy this book? Probably. I'm always interested in looking at photos.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I'm Definitely Inspired June 14, 2008
By Arturo
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I loved the way this book was published. Photographers contributed their own work for the book and the author reviewed why they were effective photos. The quality of the pages, color and author's reviews are all excellent. I'm learning a lot about how to improve my photos. I highly recommend this book. It has something for every one. Buy it. You won't regret it. There are five other books in the Photo Workshop series.
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13 of 19 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Great Idea but amateur photos March 2, 2008
Format:Paperback
I really do love the idea and looked forward to receiving the book. Alas, the pictures are not really great. I mean, they are all solid photos, but on most photos I keep thinking things like "if only he had moved a little bit more to the right", believing that I could do it "better" (what ever that means).
Even worse: The description of how and why the picture was taken is very short and mostly not even about the photo but about background information (like this is my dog, i love him and have been running around with him all afternoon).
Sure the technical details (f/4 at 1/100) are there, but I can see those in any good photo community. I want to know where the lights were placed, problems he had, mishappenings, etc.

A much better book is "Perfect Exposure" from Zuckerman. Just take a look at the cover, I certainly do not believe that I can do better photos than those...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book October 8, 2013
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very simple to understand, and all pictures and technics in the book are well explained... I really enjoy it ...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good book and great service from the seller September 15, 2012
By K. Tan
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The book arrived within a week, I considered that fast and efficient service. Already enjoying the book.
I bought it basically to browse the photos and reading the photographer's comment to get some inspiration for my own photo taking, the photographer explain why and how he/she took the picture (each photo accompanied by photographer's comment,and the technical spec they used to take the photos), however, the 'quality' of the comment varied, some gave better comment in that the photographer explain why and how they took the picture in more detail. Overall, a great book to browse and relax. I am pretty sure it will help me appreciate photos differently.

I ordered the same book from the seller last Christmas, and for some reason, the book never arrived (I lost a couple of packages around the time, all via USPS), when I contacted the seller, they refunded my purchase price since they do not have any copy left , that is what I called good service ,5 stars for the seller and when I saw that they have it again, I order and am happy with it.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Guide
I find the photo and text format to be very helpful. I particularly like the author's and photographers' personal notes and insight as to why and how they took the picture. Read more
Published on December 21, 2009 by arthurstone
5.0 out of 5 stars To Be A BetterPhotographer
This is much more than a coffee table book. The images have all the qualities of good photographic art (fills the coffee table requirement), and then the book adds text giving two... Read more
Published on October 16, 2009 by David D. Snider
5.0 out of 5 stars Great food for thought...and action!!
Wow!! If this book doesn't get you wanting to grab your camera and try all kinds of new shooting techniques, nothing will! Read more
Published on January 15, 2009 by S. Marrugi
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Inspiring!!!
Another excellent book in the Photo Workshop series. The book serves as an excellent resource of information to learn more about taking great photos. Read more
Published on December 17, 2008 by Mary H. Gamble
5.0 out of 5 stars Photos That Inspire:Photo Workshop
I have reviewed it and it appears excellent. Lots of great information to advance my photography.
Published on December 28, 2007 by Mother of the Bogg
5.0 out of 5 stars Lots of great ideas here!
I've enjoyed the entire Photo Workshop series, and found this to be one of the best. I use the exercises as idea starters that often lead me in directions that are much different... Read more
Published on December 21, 2007 by Kate
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