Hot Shots: How to Refresh Your Photos Paperback – 1 Oct 2008
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The book is a great mix of coffee table eye candy and helpful information for inspiring photographers
--Oranges and Apples
I really like this book, its fun to look at, inspiring and informative
--Oranges and Apples
About the Author
An accomplished and recognised Lomographer, Kevin Meredith was ranked second in the world at the Lomolympics 2000 in Tokyo and was awarded third place at the Lomographic World Congress in Vienna in 2002. He has worked taking photographs for the Commonwealth Games in 2002, The National Gallery, the Victoria and Albert Museum, and The Royal College of Art, among other commissions. His work has been published in two Lomo photographic books: Spirit and Don t Think Just Shoot.
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Top Customer Reviews
Even without the interesting descriptions of how each image was taken, technical data and notes on why it works (something you don't often see provided or explained by the original photographer), this book would still be worth buying, if only for the quality of the images within. The print quality is particularly good, too - really brings out proper vibrant lomoish colours and contrast, which is so important to this artform and the author's particular use of it.
I'd recommend this book for anyone who's got a camera - however small and rubbish - and who wants to take their photography to the next level. This book shows (where others don't) that owning sophisticated technology isn't nearly as important as having a creative, fun, unorthodox (and even rule-breaking) approach to composition, lighting, processing and subject matter.
The thing that really makes this book about photography work where other similar ones don't is that all the approaches, techniques and composition ideas are explained and illustrated so simply and beautifully, you find yourself looking at each page and thinking "Yeah...I could do that!" With the help of this book, and inspired by Kevin Meredith's fabulous examples, you probably can, and will.
The only downside to Hot Shots that I can see at the moment, is that it's going to increase the cost of second hand 35mm compacts on the auction sites - as everybody rushes off to collect them, and follow the author's lead!
Great for a coffee table when you've looked through it, great to pick up and flick through the pleasing inspirational pics.
This book shows you a picture and then explains how the picture was taken so you can copy or use these techniques yourself.
It's a useful addition to anyone's photography bookshelf, but maybe not as 'Hot' as I'd been led to believe.
This is a great book to leave on the coffee table, the desk, the bedside table, or even on the kitchen table. Your family and friends will love just looking through it. You'll find yourself coming back to it time and again. I do.
This book re-ignited my enthusiasm. An ideal source for a newcomer or reminder for an old hand.
If I only had one book on photography, this would be it.
Gosh! My first camera would now be an analogue treasure ... and I never knew it or kept it.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Not gone through it fully yet but it is good to dip in and get some inspiration! Great little book to help you think about how to improve your everyday photographyPublished 9 months ago by Ros
Really great book with useful tips and tricks to getting the right shot!Published 15 months ago by Mr. D. P. Porter
Really simple and nice to read, the book is great to look at and gives you some really good ideas to try outPublished on 17 Oct. 2013 by Alabama
Saw this guy on Flickr where I have an account. Did not connect the two though till I had ordered it.
Very nice book just to look at, but some nice tips also.
The same old oh no,lomo and holga hogwash. He has a knack for composition, but should maybe concentrate on that. Read morePublished on 12 Sept. 2013 by Mr. Bj Chambers
This book shows what we can see on it's preview on line.
It's what we can expect, a book with Highlights about a few boosts we can give to our shoots
After reading this book i had to get an lc-a just so i could play with making images like kev funny tho i met him the day after i fin this book and he is a top fella :)Published on 26 May 2013 by Christian T