- Paperback: 128 pages
- Publisher: Laurence King (3 Mar. 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1780673353
- ISBN-13: 978-1780673356
- Product Dimensions: 14.6 x 1.3 x 20.3 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (71 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,880 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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""Read This If You Want to Take Great Photographs" is the perfect quick reference for photographers to toss in their camera bag for a bit of inspiration and reminder of the basics." - "GeekDad" --GeekDad
"If you want really solid advice on how to 'see' great images unfold in front of you, then this should be on your wish list by now." - Digital SLR Photography "An easy-to-follow guide to how to take a decent photo, this systematic and at times humorous book introduces you to everything from basic camera functions, such as aperture and exposure, to more nebulous ideas about the 'perfection of imperfection', using Robert Capa's blurry D-Day landing shots as an example. Wonderfully illustrated throughout." - Royal Photographic Society "Henry Carroll's superb new book takes some beating, thanks to its combination of clear, no-nonsense tips, and iconic images from some of the greatest photographers of the 20th century." - Photography Week --Photography Week
About the Author
Henry Carroll studied photography at the Royal College of Art and his work has been featured in a number of international exhibitions and publications. Building on his experience teaching aspiring photographers of all ages, Henry founded frui.co.uk, one of the UK s leading providers of photography holidays and courses. Henry s clear, jargon-free style of teaching has demystified digital photography and inspired thousands to get creative with their cameras.
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Top Customer Reviews
Just starting out in photography I have read many many books covering all aspects from the Artistic such as Composition, to the Technical, such as what is Aperture and how to select Shutter Speed. I have got a lot from these books but find them hard going, key concepts taking 3 or more readings, much head scratching and STILL not being quite clear. As a result it gets frustrating and spoils what is a fun and interesting hobby.
This book is not written as a textbook, or preaching from on high, but comes across more like a conversation with a good friend over a pint in the pub who is passionate about photography and wants to share. I lost count of the amount of 'Ahhh...so THATS it!' moments I encountered in this book. It just makes everything so clear and, most importantly, engaging. Key concepts such as Aperture etc are written in such a way that they are easily accessible, well documented and become easily digestable nuggets that stick in the mind.
Once again I simply can't recommend this book enough...I even caught my girlfriend reading it....and she has no interest in photography!
If you're a seasoned photographer, here's a brief volume reminding you that you should challenge yourself to take better photographs. Every day. It is also handy as a gift for anybody you'd like to help move from beginner to seasoned, like you.
And I wasn't wrong! It is a really great book, written in a way that is really easy to understand and that doesn't go to much into technical details.
If I had to find a downside that would be that I found every chapter (or the all book in general) to be really short
Overall it's one of those books that is nice but without much substance.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a splendid compendium of a wide range of photography styles and is thus highly commendable.Published 21 days ago by Mr. C. F. Burton
Great advice on improving your photography made accessible in small bite-size snippets of information. Excellent.Published 1 month ago by pauland
Great little book for beginners showing the basic features but in a stylish wayPublished 2 months ago by Mr R J Campbell
This book is a great piece for people who are starting to learn photography. It would help you to understand how important composition in the frame is.Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
I found this book easy to read and it kept jargon to a minimum. I'm new to photography so the inclusion of famous images were also helpful. I would recommend this book to a novice.Published 3 months ago by Sonia Dutton
This book was recommended to me by a friend. Great guide to help in taking better photographs and put in such a way that is easy to understand.Published 3 months ago by Darren Skelton
A good snappy (just over 100 pages) introduction to the basics (or some of the basics) which will be of great help to the very beginner. Read morePublished 3 months ago by I. G. Wright