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3.0 out of 5 stars A new camera is not a new technique or idea, 14 Mar. 2011
This review is from: 50 Photo Projects Ideas (Hardcover)
Buying a new camera is not the way to jolt your way out of a photography rut. So goes the general wisdom.

11 out of the 50 suggestions here are about using a new camera (including a scanner). Using a toy camera is included twice. Panoramic cameras are included twice (once for vertical use).

5 of the suggestions are not about taking photographs at all: mixed media printing, montage, three of a kind, making a blog and using print-on-demand services.

It takes 5 sections to get across the idea of simplicity in composition: isolation, details, keep it simple, patterns and shapes.

It takes 5 sections to talk about light: dawn, dusk, storms, night and low light

That leaves 14 about subjects and 12 about technique.

One section is about "Taking a holiday". That's just taking the mickey.

All in all a lazy and unsatisfactory book.
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Initial post: 24 Jul 2014 18:50:50 BDT
JawDbloke says:
The general wisdom is wrong. Using a different TYPE of camera is a challenge which some professional and non-professional photographers may enjoy and find stimulating. The book is not all about 'taking photographs,' but about ways of enjoying one's photography,and developing new ideas.
Lee does not simply write "Take a Break." He gives sound advice on equipment to be taken,and advice on making the most of one's photography when away.
Each page is carefully written, as is all of Lee's published work: the book is crammed full of of detailed advice and information.
A thoroughly good buy whether one is a beginner or experienced professional.
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