Piotr Szymczak

Helpful votes received on reviews: 88% (23 of 26)
Location: Warsaw, Poland


Top Reviewer Ranking: 4,152,869 - Total Helpful Votes: 23 of 26
First Light: A Landscape Photographer's Art by Joe Cornish
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Medium-format wonders, 11 Dec 2008
Joe Cornish's "First Light" is more than a collection of visually stunning, atmospheric images. The photographs are wonderful and the print quality is impeccable but the book shines on two more important counts.

1. The book discusses at length Cornish's work philosophy which is encapsulated in the book's title: "First, light". There is the old but true adage that amateurs care about the gear, pros care about the money, and the masters care about the light. To a good photographer, the right kind of light is always first in the list of priorities. Many of Cornish's images in this book rely on capturing some special moment of absolutely magical light, and his comments help a… Read more
The Photographer's Guide to Filters by Lee Frost
18 of 21 people found the following review helpful
My review provides a detailed discussion of the book's contents but if you have a train to catch, here's my verdict in a nutshell. Frost's is as good a book on filters as you are likely to find, with one caveat. The digital revolution has made large sections of this book obsolete, and it is not such a long book to begin with.

Simply put, if you are a digital camera user like me, you'll find some of the material of no use. Other sections, while not necessarily useless, will describe effects which are now routinely achieved using image processing software. Luckily, there remain valuable sections on filters such as polarizers or ND grads which are still essential for digital… Read more

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