The sequel to the experimental photo best-seller, with a wealth of new techniques that photographers will love Photography is about so much more than technically perfect images: most photographers want to experiment, try something new, create visual surprises above all, have fun. Chris Gatcums first collection of creative exercises for the hobbyist photographer was a worldwide best-seller, and in this sequel he reveals more of the techniques that anyone can master, and that are guaranteed to result in pictures with the wow factor. The techniques include: still lifes frozen in ice; 3D, micro and macro on a budget; solar photography; and recreating Polaroid effects, and range in duration from a few minutes to an afternoon so there will always be a new trick for you to master!
Chris Gatcum has been involved in photography for over two decades, working as a photographer, journalist, and author. Like many aspiring photographers, his career started at college where a degree course taught him a wide range of skills and technologies, covering both studio and location work, large format photography through to the then-emerging digital technology, and, of course, Photoshop.
He went on to work as a set-builder on a number of high-end advertising campaigns and as a photographer and retoucher, before joining the UK's longest-standing photography magazine, Amateur Photographer, as technical writer. Magazines led to books, and the rest--as the cliché goes--is history...
Chris' books include Creative Digital Photography: 52 Weekend Projects (published as Camera Creative in the US), Light & Shoot: 50 Fashion Photos, and Landscape Photography: The Four Seasons. He currently lives in East Sussex, UK.