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Creative Digital Photography: 52 Weekend Projects Paperback – 5 Oct 2009
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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.
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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