8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Sweet book full of original photographs,
This review is from: Expressive Photography: The Shutter Sisters' Guide to Shooting from the Heart (Paperback)This is a lovely book, great value at the amazon price and full of beautiful, interesting pictures. I found the photographs in this book inspiring and original, and the fact that it's comunally written means that the tips and ideas come from a wide variety of people with very different experiences in photography.
Parts of the text were very similar to the advice that can be found in many photography books, so if you've read a few "guide to" books you'll probably find large chunks of the writing repetitive, and to be honest i found the writing style too sentimental for my tastes at times (either because I'm british or cynical, or both). However, for an amateur like myself, the photographs were very instructive (a lot of them have the camera settings for the image next to the picture, which really brings the effects of different ISOs and apertures to life), and the book is packed full of advice on capturing feeling in your photographs and relating to the people you want to photograph in order to capture natural, at ease images.
Overall i think this deserves the 5 stars because of the great layout/presentation and the images from all ten of the very talented photographers who collaborated on this book. The pictures are amazing, there's lots to learn, and you can skip over the bits you already know.