50 Photo Projects: Ideas to Kick-Start Your Photography Paperback – 26 Aug 2011
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About the Author
Lee Frost is an acclaimed photographer and one of the best-known writers on photography in the world. He leads photo tours, has written several best-selling books (including The A - Z of Creative Photography for D&C) and is a regular contributor to magazines including Photography Monthly, Outdoor Photography and Black & White Photography. This is his 10th book for D&C. Lee lives in Northumberland. www.leefrost.co.uk
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. . . Big mistake! This book is a revelation.
Firstly - none of the 50 suggestions are rocket science. Most people who own a camera of any sort will be able to get through something in this book with some success.
Whether using film or digital media, all of Lee's suggestions are very un-exclusive. You don't need to be a massively creative person to make beautiful imagery - because the book will show you how.
Secondly - even if you are a relatively experienced amateur or professional - I would be very surprised if you were already aware of ALL the techniques in this book. Many are well-known. Some are quite commonplace
- but a lot are simple, easy-to-understand but creative practices. With not too much difficulty, your results should be a presentable, even 'frame-able' image & isn't that really what most people are after when doing personal work?
If you buy this book, or are bought it - set aside some spare time. You are likely to be making quite a lot of beautiful pictures in the near future!
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.
A beautiful book with wonderful pictures throughout and great advice and tips - I am really pleased with my purchase :)
Would make a wonderful gift for the keen amateur or buy it for yourself!
does try to author interesting and fresh photography books, with his 50 projects
he has done it again. The book presents neatly presented and inspirational
projects dealing with a diverse range of subjects. I am sure there will be
of plenty of digital only advocates who may not want use the film suggestions
but the idea of the book is to get you out of the point and shoot doldrums
and get discipline into your photography endeavours without stifling creativity.
I would certainly recommend this to anyone who is willing to try new ways with
their imaging making.
definitely recommend this!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Bought this for my husband and he's now talking about buying more by the author, very happy with it.Published 20 months ago by Cinders07
At first glance at the headings, i wasn't that impressed but reading it and getting into the book my mind was running with ideas. So glad i bought it. Thank you.Published on 16 Jan. 2014 by RedDjinn
Have learnt a lot from this book, some great ideas as I love experimenting with my camera this book came in very HandyPublished on 30 Dec. 2013 by P. Wightman
I suppose I was expecting something different. I expected 50 sample pictures and tips on how to reproduce them as a way of teaching you how to get effects. Read morePublished on 24 May 2013 by KHOH
If your photography is in the doldrums this book amke kick start your interest and give you some ideas to challenge yourself with.Published on 12 Mar. 2013 by wigglespokes