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Arab Photography Now by Rose  Issa
Arab Photography Now by Rose Issa
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I don't usually write reviews but I felt Col Mustard's was so ill-informed that it needed balance.

It seems Col Mustard has not read the editors' statements or the ambition they have for the book. If he had they would find his expectations are completely misguided. The authors purposely set out to profile less well known photographic artists (after all the well known ones are easier to find as evidenced by Col Mustard's role call) Rose Issa writes "How could we satisfy our readers without choosing artists who are already established? We wanted to involve equal but lesser known talents from a wide variety of backgrounds." p11 This seems a more exciting goal than trotting out what… Read more
Train Your Gaze: A Practical and Theoretical Intro&hellip by Roswell Angier
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
A good workbook helping photographers to find out what it is they want form a portrait. In this way it scratches a good bit deeper than the standard how-to-light-and-pose books. And there are any amount of those that will show you how to flatter the sitter and carve a semi-pro career. If that's what you are looking for you should look elsewhere. And then use the two books in tandem. The book achieves what its title states, Practical through the exercises and Theoretical by helping you to learn to look and inquire. The theory here does not refer to lighting or camera. I run workshops for photographers on a variety of subjects and this is a useful book to help design content so classes can… Read more
Color: A Natural History of the Palette by Victoria Finlay
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
This book should have been brilliant. A facinating approach to an engaging subject. But it was so badly written I couldn't finish it. The author put so much of her first person refences that it ready more like a diary than a story on colour. Perhaps that's what she intended but it wasn't for me. I bought a copy for a friend at the same time I bought mine and he couldn't finish it either.

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