- Paperback: 90 pages
- Publisher: Blackford Books (7 Aug. 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1909334006
- ISBN-13: 978-1909334007
- Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 0.6 x 21.6 cm
- Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 801,017 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Street Photography: The Complete Guide Paperback – 7 Aug 2012
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Kit Sadgrove is a serial entrepreneur, business author and spare time photographer.
He runs a distance learning business, at www.inst.org. This makes him happy because it lets him spend time working with words. He'd rather be doing that than cleaning the house or putting up shelves.
The company's courses focus on self-employment and careers, which means Sadgrove can spend time thinking how people could work for themselves. Too many people work in low paid jobs, or have a bad boss. Life is short, and being self employed can be no less risky than being an employee. But Kit knows that self employment doesn't suit lots of people, and he is also interested in the world of business generally.
For a business to run smoothly, there should be a written procedure for every major process. It makes life less stressful for the employee. And if an employee leaves, the knowledge will stay in the business. If you don;t believe that, wait until a key employee leaves and takes their records with them.
ISO 9001 is best known for its written procedures, and that's how Kit got into writing 'ISO 9001: The Complete Guide'. He's a fan of ISO 9001, or at least the principles behind it, because it requires a business to understand its processes. Sadly, ISO 9001 is often implemented under duress.
Most risk management is common sense. If it gets too sophisticated, it's probably off course. But it's easy to miss some important areas of risk, and focus on those categories you're familiar with. So if you come, say, from health and safety, you may find you spend time on that topic. You may be less familiar with fraud, finance or procurement.
And that's why The Complete Guide to Risk Management is a useful book. Because it's been through two editions, and lots of people have made helpful suggestions, it's gold mine of information. No other book covers so many areas of risk.
If you have a smart phone, you're carrying a camera everywhere you go. And if you travel through the streets of any city, you come across an extraordinary range of people.
You only have to sit in a coffee shop for twenty minutes for a parade of weird and wonderful characters to pass before your eyes.
And the iPhone and the Android phones are just great at capturing that exuberance.
If you're nervous or unsure about how to start street photography, try Sadgrove's book: Street Photography: The Complete Guide. It's packed with practical information.
Although Sadgrove has always taken photos, the iPhone brought him to explore street photography in a more serious way. Now he can't walk down the street without his phone in hand.
He likes to accompany his girlfriend around the shops, camera in hand. As a result he has a lot of pictures of women trying on shoes. One day this will get him into trouble.
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The author illustrates his points with pictures taken by him. Well, although those photos are nothing special, that should not mean that Mr Sadgrove is not entitled to offer his knowledge about this style of photography. After all, one can master all the theory but be bad or average when it comes to practice. But, the problem is that Mr Sadgrove offers just a mixture of commonplaces and questionable ethics.
The commonplaces consist on what I said above, there is nothing in this book you can't find googling "street photography". The questionable ethics concern the treatment Mr Sadgrove gives to his subjects. I like street photography, I try to shoot some myself and I like reading about it. One of things most street photographers seem to agree with is that you must treat your subjects with respect. Above all if you are, as Mr Sadgrove, into candid street photography. That is, taking portraits of strangers without their knowing. As you can see, we are on thin ice when it comes to the ethics of this practice. It is true that, in most countries, it is possible to take photos of anything that is on the street, including people. But, on the other hand, you must be conscious that you are intruding people's life and using their image without their consent. Therefore, I think that you must try and make your photo respectful.Read more ›
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Excellent book, if you are into street photography and its concepts, this is a good bookPublished 13 months ago by Amazon Customer
Interesting and informative publication. Nothing I already know and practise here but all the same it's presenters in a no nonsense, non-technical style.Published 19 months ago by axeman
The content of the book was OK but could have done with a bit more input. I got to the end of the book far too quickly.Published on 30 Dec. 2012 by Mr Jack Fowler
This book is crap do not like it at all the font cover says a lot. The picture is very insensitive.Published on 25 Dec. 2012 by Tony McKenna