ARRAY(0xb61c9a08)
 
Customer Review

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Great images - not sure about the text, 27 Dec 2011
This review is from: Landscape Beyond: Insights and Inspirations for Photographers (Paperback)
David Ward is part of the "Light and Land" team alongside Joe Cornish and Charlie Waite. David likes to concentrate on details in a landscape rather than just the 'outdoors in all its glory' and so is an intriguing photographer. His photos are quite wonderful and he clearly has an incredible talent.

His proposition is that landscape images are better for being simple, containing an element of mystery, and having a beauty that invokes and emotional response in the viewer. I entirely agree with his argument; my disappointment is just with his long-winded and slightly pretentious style of writing in which he conveys these ideas. These concepts of his, which I've just mentioned, are very easy to convey in a few words but hard to achieve in photographic practice. I think that possibly he felt that the book would be a little thin if he set out his thoughts in such a simple way so he uses devices such as slightly overblown language and repetition to pad out his argument. He also is very fond of splattering the text with quotable quotations which I found quite distracting after a few pages. At times he digresses into his personal opinions of aspects of art history, especially modern art, which simply do not stand up to scrutiny.

Despite these criticisms, the book is a useful addition to anyone interested in improving their landscape photography.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No

Be the first person to comment on this review.

[Add comment]
Post a comment
To insert a product link use the format: [[ASIN:ASIN product-title]] (What's this?)
Amazon will display this name with all your submissions, including reviews and discussion posts. (Learn more)
Name:
Badge:
This badge will be assigned to you and will appear along with your name.
There was an error. Please try again.
Please see the full guidelines ">here.

Official Comment

As a representative of this product you can post one Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
The following name and badge will be shown with this comment:
 (edit name)
After clicking on the Post button you will be asked to create your public name, which will be shown with all your contributions.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.  Learn more
Otherwise, you can still post a regular comment on this review.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
 
System timed out

We were unable to verify whether you represent the product. Please try again later, or retry now. Otherwise you can post a regular comment.

Since you previously posted an Official Comment, this comment will appear in the comment section below. You also have the option to edit your Official Comment.   Learn more
The maximum number of Official Comments have been posted. This comment will appear in the comment section below.   Learn more
Prompts for sign-in
 


Review Details

Item

4.6 out of 5 stars (9 customer reviews)
5 star:
 (6)
4 star:
 (2)
3 star:
 (1)
2 star:    (0)
1 star:    (0)
 
 
 
20.00
Add to basket Add to wishlist
Reviewer


Location: Knutsford, Cheshire England

Top Reviewer Ranking: 758,974