Read This If You Want to Take Great Photographs

August 6, 2019 - Comment

Photography is now more popular than ever thanks to the rapid development of digital cameras. Read This If You Want to Take Great Photographs is ideal for this new wave of snapshooters using DSLR, compact system and bridge cameras. It contains no graphs, no techie diagrams and no camera-club jargon. Instead, it inspires readers through

Photography is now more popular than ever thanks to the rapid development of digital cameras. Read This If You Want to Take Great Photographs is ideal for this new wave of snapshooters using DSLR, compact system and bridge cameras. It contains no graphs, no techie diagrams and no camera-club jargon. Instead, it inspires readers through iconic images and playful copy, packed with hands-on tips.

Split into five sections, the book covers composition, exposure, light, lenses and the art of seeing. Masterpieces by acclaimed photographers – including Henri Cartier-Bresson, Sebastião Salgado, Fay Godwin, Nadav Kander, Daido Moriyama and Martin Parr – serve to illustrate points and encourage readers to try out new ideas.

Today’s aspiring photographers want immediacy and see photography as an affordable way of expressing themselves quickly and creatively. This handbook meets their needs, teaching them how to take photographs using professional techniques.

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Anonymous says:

Taught me more, in 10 minutes and as many words, than any any other book on photography. This book taught me more, in 10 minutes and as many words, than any any other book on photography. I was feeling a bit fed up that I couldn’t get my shiny new compact system camera to do what I wanted it to. Carroll’s easy writing style, great graphics and the photographs helped me to understand what I needed to do. I would recommend it to anyone. I’m smiling again and I have some great photographs! I’ve also invested in another lens and I’m confident that I’ve made the right choice because I…

Anonymous says:

Direct, clear and thought-provoking Basic, yes. But Henry Carroll’s book is both a useful primer for anyone starting out who wants to know how to take interesting photos, and it is also a good refresher for more experienced photographers. Shelving technical details and looking more at the what makes certain photos work, Carroll’s guide is easy to flick through. Photos from masters such as Cartier-Bresson, Martin Parr and Ansel Adams act as a kind of visual tutorial, with Carroll addressing composition, lighting, framing,…

Anonymous says:

Read this if you want to know the basics of photography. This book is great if you’re just starting out in photography and feel a bit overwhelmed by your camera and the technical aspects of photography. The explanations of the raw ingredients that go into making a photograph are very clearly communicated, and the supporting images illustrate each point quite well. The page layouts and overall design of the book is also very good. It’s short enough to read the entire thing in an evening, and its small enough to take in a bag, making it handy to dip in…

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