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Creative Digital Photography: 52 Weekend Projects Paperback – 5 Oct 2009
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About the Author
Chris Gatcum has lived and breathed photography for over two decades, working as a pro photographer, journalist, specialist magazine and book editor, and best-selling author. A passionate advocate of experimental digital and traditional photography, he is as comfortable conducting technical camera tests as he is demystifying the art of photography for the rest of us.
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20 Weekend Projects and other Tips - would be more apt.
It suggests using vasceline on your filter lens to create a "softened" appearance to your pictures - I dont think ill be doing this!
Putting stockings over your lens is another suggestion. "Zoom Burst" Is something I havent tried before and had a go at after reading the book, which had a little success.
There are some nice little ideas for night time photography.
The reason i bought this book however, is sometimes my ideas go stale, and I was hoping that I could get a new idea/mini project every week for a year with this book - not so, its literally just pages and pages of how to use your camera to create different effects and not at all what I was hoping for.
It has loads and loads and loads of ideas of how to take pictures, effects to use, things to make to use with your camera but it isnt what I was expecting.
52 Ways of using your camera to get varied images would be accurate.
It is not a "weekend project" to use your zoom lens or shoot in panoramic.
Good for the basic photographer who wants to learn many way of how to get the most out of your camera - if it were advertised and titled that way id give it 5* no question. But Projects No, disappointed
Initially i got the feeling that it was not that great i was not going to get anything out of it, how wrong i was. Don't judge a book by is cover and all that.
Sitting down one Sunday evening i read through a number of the different projects it describes and i can say i was pleasantly surprised with what it offered. Fantastic little book that will have something for every one in.
So I got this book - and I'm glad I did.
It's very informative and has lots of ideas for creative shots, using the most basic or simple of surroundings/subjects. It's also written at a great level for everyone and the projects are small enough that you can pick through them at your own pace, when you have time.
It even has great ways of creating cheap homemade accessories (such as snoods, diffusers and beauty dishes [to name a few!]).
Although (I'm sorry to say), I haven't got through as many of the projects as I would have liked to yet (but I will!), the book has provided me with new ideas and I've got some great shots using these on projects of my own.
I'd definitely recommend this book, even if you're an expert - I bet there's something in here that you hadn't thought of!
Whether your preferences are outdoors or in the garage (sorry, I meant studio), there is something here for everyone.
OK, there are a few projects which don't float my boat, but with 52 to choose from I have found plenty to keep me happy.
One reviewer complains that you need an external flash for some of them and he hasn't got one. Well I would suggest that he goes out and buys one so that he can join in the fun. Every photography book that I have ever read, and I've read a few, contains references to bits of equipment that I don't possess, but I don't criticise them for it.
I have found this book to be an excellent buy, especially at Amazon's price, and it is nicely printed on good quality paper.
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one of best books I've seen on this, full of great ideas , tips and other useful and inspiring informationPublished 19 months ago by Mrs. Pamela Ward
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