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Photo Idea Index Vinyl Bound – November 5, 2005
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This book is not a text that dives ten feet deep into any one particular subject. Rather, it calls on you to get off the couch and experiment with your camera (digital or film, SLR or non-SLR...any camera will do). It makes suggestions that will inspire you to investigate the ideas on your own and learn through your own experience. It provides intelligent suggestions for setting up a scene and gets you thinking about and experimenting with backgrounds, lighting, close-ups, reflections, shadows, props, empty space, cropping and many other elements. It also introduces a few ideas that none of my other photography books even begin to address, such as visual hierarchy, involving the viewer, photographing words and keeping an eye out for bad tangents (which I'd never even HEARD of before but am certainly glad I know now).
The author obviously believes in learning through hands-on exploration and he provides the reader with hundreds of ideas and suggested starting points for their own photographic experiments. If you are like me and are trying to obtain a better understanding of all the elements that go into a photograph but are not quite inventive enough to come up with your own starting points, this book will be a fantastic companion for you. All that is required of you is a willingness to commit to experimenting. Can't think of anything to photograph? Can't think of new ways to photograph something? You will never have a shortage of ideas with this book around.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great for ideas and inspiration. It lives on my desk and is a great go-to book when I need to get excited about photography or design in general. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Balanced Life
While I like what I have read in the book so far I find the book difficult to read, due to the small print and colored pages. Therfore I have not read much of itPublished 15 months ago by C. Morrison
An excellent, helpful, inspirational guide to improving your photographic creativity.Published 23 months ago by Amazon Customer
I have gotten so many tips out of this book. Im super excited when i learn a new trick to try on my camera...Published on May 8, 2014 by Tracy Barbee
This came highly recommended and was a great intro to photography. I went forward and purchased more books by this author.Published on August 21, 2013 by Katherine Fulwood
Ridiculously simplistic info which boils down to - take lots of pictures, crop lots of pictures, if your picture turns out like crap then call it art. Read morePublished on July 17, 2013 by LeendaDLL
I teach classes at a local community college and am always looking for new "hands-on" learning exercises I can use in class. This book packs a wallop! Read morePublished on March 21, 2013 by Dana Kehr
I think it is a great book so far I like the book and hopefully it will help me become a better photographer.Published on March 18, 2013 by Ada Wells