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Landscape Beyond: Insights and Inspirations for Photographers Paperback – 25 Apr 2008

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  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Argentum (25 April 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 190253851X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1902538518
  • Product Dimensions: 23.2 x 1.3 x 28.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 119,341 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Photographer David Ward has worked extensively throughout the all over the world. His previous book was Landscape Within (also published by Argentum). He writes regularly for Outdoor Photography magazine and runs courses for the photographic travel firm, Light & Land.

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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Mr. A. J. Nail on 24 May 2008
Format: Paperback
I found this book totally engrossing. Having read Davids first book, "Landscape Within" I was eager to hear thoughts from one of the UK's finest photographers. David offers opinions on what he considers to be the most important aspects of a sucessful photograph.

The images presented with the text are second to none and are every bit as captivating as the text. So many of the shots are of "ordinary" subjects that most of us might pass by, David's insight toward these subjects is absolutely second to none and it seems he is the best proponent of the "inner landscape"

The print quality is excellent, the writing style is attractive and I am sure this will be a book I read many times.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Carolyn on 29 Aug. 2011
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I bought this book when I was studying photography at the local Adult Ed college and found it extremely inspiring and thought provoking. The photographs in it beautifully illustrate the text, but are also captivating by themselves. The author shares his thought on both the philosophy and the process, looking at simplicity, beauty and mystery with a fresh eye, and challenging the reader to do the same. I will admit that after reading this I walk through the world looking at my surroundings in a different way.
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By Jim Hawthorne on 28 Dec. 2010
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A worthy philosophical stroll through the art of landscape photography, this is a book for the thoughtful photographer aspiring to add something fresh to the pile, and together with his first book this series might be considered The Tao of Landscape Photography. It's an inspiring read for the experienced landscaper who has a decent handle on the technique and wants to breathe more soul and depth into their compositions, to persuade the viewer to tarry and reflect.

Ward is an honest and open-minded author not shy of criticism or self criticism (which, after all is the path to self improvement), and his writing conveys the impression of a journeyman perfectionist, work-in-progress, with a fitting degree of seriousness and passion for the subject, as well as humility, to make this book a pleasing harmonious read. This is the first photography book that I couldn't put down, and I know I will want to re-read and re-read it; and that it will improve my own photography.

No matter what your experience, anybody serious about landscape photography should give this book prominent place in their library. For anyone who has realised that they're better off spending their cash on film or their own photography rather than buying photography magazines, Ward's books offer outstanding value for money. Oh and there are loads of quality photos to reflect on too.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By J. Patterson on 27 Dec. 2011
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David Ward is part of the "Light and Land" team alongside Joe Cornish and Charlie Waite. David likes to concentrate on details in a landscape rather than just the 'outdoors in all its glory' and so is an intriguing photographer. His photos are quite wonderful and he clearly has an incredible talent.

His proposition is that landscape images are better for being simple, containing an element of mystery, and having a beauty that invokes and emotional response in the viewer. I entirely agree with his argument; my disappointment is just with his long-winded and slightly pretentious style of writing in which he conveys these ideas. These concepts of his, which I've just mentioned, are very easy to convey in a few words but hard to achieve in photographic practice. I think that possibly he felt that the book would be a little thin if he set out his thoughts in such a simple way so he uses devices such as slightly overblown language and repetition to pad out his argument. He also is very fond of splattering the text with quotable quotations which I found quite distracting after a few pages. At times he digresses into his personal opinions of aspects of art history, especially modern art, which simply do not stand up to scrutiny.

Despite these criticisms, the book is a useful addition to anyone interested in improving their landscape photography.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Ian Farrell on 13 Nov. 2009
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As part of my collection of books on photography, I have quite a few on landscape work. I particularly admire the work of Joe Cornish, who has never failed to impress and who contributes the Foreward here.
However, this book by David Ward is well presented and provides a carefully considered dialogue with some stimulating and thought provoking opinions. A worthy addition to any photographers shelves and recommended.
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A wondefully written book. Great pictures, but better advices.
Simplicity, beauty and a bit of mistery both in pictures and in text.
Highly recommended

Un libro maravillosamente escrito. Reúne una hermosa selección de grandes fotos, pero sus comentarios son aún mejores, al aunar sencillez, belleza y una pizca de misterio.
Muy recomendable para mejorar las fotos, pero sobre todo para aprender a ver.
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