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Insights From Beyond the Lens: Inside the Art & Craft of Landscape Photography [Kindle Edition]

Robert Rodriguez Jr
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (58 customer reviews)

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Insights from Beyond the Lens is a short new book from landscape photographer Robert Rodriguez Jr that explores the art and craft of landscape photography from a holistic perspective. Based on real world experiences as a photographer as well as an instructor, speaker, and blogger, Robert distills his approach to capturing evocative images in a series of essays based on his popular Beyond the Lens blog.

Beautifully illustrated with Robert's original photographs, you'll get an inside look at the mental process Robert uses when he's in the field scouting and making his images.

While many books focus on the gear and technology, the aim here is to look inside the motivation, passion, and vision involved in successful landscape photography. Go behind the scenes as Robert explains how several images were made, how he draws inspiration from the Hudson River School of painters, and what resources he recommends for further exploration.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2798 KB
  • Print Length: 68 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Robert Rodriguez Jr Photography Inc. (11 Sep 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0099RFUDC
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (58 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,912 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A pocket full of gold 2 April 2013
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First, read the description of this product and it'll help you weed out the worthwhile reviews. I say this because it aims not to provide another manual on how your camera works or a definitive step by step to landscape photography, but insight on one man's holistic approach to landscape photography. It not only aims to do that, but succeeds magnificently.
The book is comprised (at least in part) of previous blog entries (though cohesively presented as one volume here) so it is short (again, as described), but long enough to be engaging and even captivating. At a couple of pounds I'd have been very satisfied. For free, I'm delighted.
There are unlimited resources on the genre of landscape photography and the technical mastery of it and the same can be said for other genres. But whether you're just a fan of Mr Rodriguez Jr's photography or a photographer of any level, what you get here is a much rarer commodity. Robert shares his own experience and philosophy in relation to his photography and that's something you can't get from the manuals. If you're serious about photography you either have or will figure out that there's as much to learn about yourself as there is about the art or equipment and the author's reflections are not only motivational (whatever stage your development is at), but also provoke thought on your own approach and style.
For those who are just fans, it's a fascinating read because what differentiates this from many other photographer e-books is the fact that the author knows how to write for different audiences and his text is very accessible indeed. And the best thing is that his philosophy is appropriate to any genre of photography.
I had never heard of Robert Rodriguez Jr (I came across this because it was free!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great little find 12 Mar 2013
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This book was a wonderful read and an inspiration dealing with not just the technical but also getting into the spiritual and also encouraging photographers of any skill to see something different in the world
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Photography 8 April 2013
By lovvi1
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If you are into landscape photography he gives a clear insight on how to take the photo and he shows you photos that he felt did not work, and how he improved the image.
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This is such a thoughtful and well laid out book that it has inspired me to go take those pictures that I have seen in driving past but always been too busy to stop for and when I return the light has gone. A delight not to have in the first part of the book a detailed list of what gear you should and should not have (typical of most photographic books, we are not all complete novices!) but some very sensible observations such as get the best tripod you can and invest in lenses, which hold their value, rather than the latest camera body, which won't.

For many of us there are so many things to do in life that everything is crammed into little boxes and maybe we only have an hour a week for photography. Mr Rodriguez is so laid back and has re-evaluated his life to put first the really important things which are taking photos, reading, learning from others, breaking the rules! Wonderful photos throughout and then he shows his "failures" (every one of which I would have been proud to take) with his reasons for considering them so.

Anyone who has spent the time to get comfortable with their equipment should read this book which guides you gently through taking wonderful landscape photos. I will re-read it again many times.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Useful 7 Jan 2014
By Anna
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Some good examples of mistakes and how they were corrected. I would like to have seen more examples. Otherwise an inspiring read.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great motivational read 31 Dec 2013
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This is the best free book and by far the best photography book I have read. Made me want to stop everything I was doing and take some pictures. Very motivational.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars OK, for free 21 Dec 2013
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Quite short, as if it was something written in a few days. Think it tended to be a personal book on reasons why he identified a shot rather than an instructional book on what and how to look.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars good 21 Dec 2013
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I love it its very good and free great book if your just starting out not if your a pro but try it anyway it's free
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
thoughtful
Published 25 days ago by Rod
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
wow
Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars Decent Book but more of a personal Diary
I think this should be a free book.
I loved the way in which the photographer romanticized every chapter :-)
Published 1 month ago by Ian Keegan
2.0 out of 5 stars Don't bother
Great photographs but light on technique tips. Since purchase found it free elsewhere.
Published 1 month ago by Roger
5.0 out of 5 stars Beyond the lens....
A great little book that gives the reader a lot of tips on photography, some beautiful photographs inside along with the camera settings.
Published 2 months ago by Rosemary
4.0 out of 5 stars I like it
As some one who is only looking in to this area of photography I think this book is fine
Published 2 months ago by Gavin Walker
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Read
Clear and easy to follow, well worth reading. I liked the style and that made it easy to
read. Recommended
Published 2 months ago by Allan W Trappitt
1.0 out of 5 stars Kumbayaa
some may find something useful here but I did not. Too much kumbayaa stuff about getting in touch with nature etc, not enough real addvice on better photos. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Richard
3.0 out of 5 stars Stunning Pictures if not content!
A mildly entertaining look at landscape photography, but lacks real depth. I enjoyed the short descriptions of getting the shot, but I felt there wasn't enough there to really... Read more
Published 3 months ago by J. Whiting
3.0 out of 5 stars Chatty, but diffuse
I liked this book, and I ended up liking the author. Nice chatty style. I'm not sure that he says anything particularly useful, helpful or memorable about landscape photography in... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Dr. Peter Davies
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