- Paperback: 312 pages
- Publisher: Focal Press; 1 edition (April 17, 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1138807354
- ISBN-13: 978-1138807358
- Product Dimensions: 9 x 1 x 11 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 105 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #178,721 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Rick Sammon’s Creative Visualization for Photographers: Composition, exposure, lighting, learning, experimenting, setting goals, motivation and more 1st Edition
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Award-winning photographer Rick Sammon is a man on a mission – a mission to make learning digital image-making fun, creative, exciting and rewarding. He has published 36 books (including seven children’s books), offers 11 iPad and iPhone apps, and has more than a dozen online classes. He is a regular columnist for Digital Photo and Adventure Collection.com. Rick hosts inspirational, photography and Photoshop shows on kelbytraining.com, and runs more than a dozen photography workshops and presentations around the world each year. Rick was named on of the best photographers by Squarespace.com and one of the best travel photographers by Chillisauce.com. He reaches his wide audience of photo enthusiasts through his blog, books, how-to videos, iPhone and iPad apps, the Digital Photo Experience podcast and an expanding following (almost a million total at the time of this publication) on social media. He also presents at Photoshop World. He is also a Canon Explorer of Light, a Westcott Top Pro Elite, Lexar Pro, and a x-rite Coloratti. Rick also plays guitar, bass guitar and keyboards, one of his great joys in life. See www.ricksammon.com for more information.
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So you're aware - I'm a big fan of Rick's work - and have been on a workshop with him so my bias is positive. That said, it's still money and time and it would be easier to avoid writing a review than to post anything at all - disclaimer complete.
This is a book that covers a lot of ground. It's not a "Field Guide" nor is it a camera owner's manual - but I don't know that it's supposed to be either so that's ok by me. I won't comment about the ebook as I have the printed version which is well organized, clear and beautifully presented - both ideas and images.
I first read this book cover-to-cover and there is a lot of material - and it may seem overwhelming at first read. The second time I went back and broke it down into chapters - each chapter conveys specific thoughts, ideas and tutorials. You may not need everything in the book - but it's sure nice to have in case you do - or even as a reminder.
My summary of the book follows:
Part I is about thinking - the what, how and why of photography - basically figuring out a photo before you take it;
Part II is about making the photo better - composition, separation of elements, managing the light, etc.
Part III is about adjusting your images. Here's a discussion I hear a lot "A good photo does not need any post processing." OK - if that's your thing then cool. For me, color correction, cropping and sharpening are important to my photos. Rick does not seem to advocate anything, but just guides us through options that allow us to be more creative - use if you want
Part IV is about advanced concepts (EDR, HDR, B&W) that are neither so advanced as to be complex nor so unusual
In short - the book, to me, could be called "Making Your Photo Look Like You Want It" and I'd be good with that. Unlikely to be a best-seller due to title alone though. As important, Creative Visualization allows me to look at my photos in a new way - and to figure out why I like something or why I do not - which will hopefully make me a better photographer.
Now the bad news - it's going to be very expensive. OK, the book is like $25 but when I saw photos of Wales, Route 66, Iceland, Zion NP, etc. the travel costs are going to be excessive - even by photography standards where everything is expensive.
Here's my advice - buy "Understanding Exposure" to learn about shutter speed and aperture. Buy Creative Visualization to help you become better with the camera in your hands, and in the digital darkroom. Then, go take pictures.