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Photos With Impact Paperback – 24 Nov 2006
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A fascinating look at how this top photographer produces impact full, contemporary images. Practical commentary covers composition, lighting, colour and form & filters, as well as digital photography. Practical instruction is accompanied by 200 stunning colour images, encompassing a worldwide collection of landscape, architectural and travel subjects. Mackie helps readers to see subjects that others might miss, and to simplify images down to their basic elements, as well as exploring the use of strong colours and shapes, lighting and filters.
About the Author
Tom Mackie was born in Philadelphia and spent the first five years of his career as an industrial photographer in Iowa. He then began photographing landscapes in the western United States and since settling in the UK in 1985 has established an international reputation, and received numerous awards, for his remarkable landscape, travel and architectural photography. He lives near Norwich, England.
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Tom is a well established'exellent landscape photographer up there with the best.
This book covers pretty much every thing you need to know along with great photographs' the printing could be a little better to show them off more but dont be put off by that'Tom gives the reader great advice on composition'lighting'etc'and your pictures will be better of for it a'"great buy"
Well worth the money. Stunning shots.
Which leads me on to Photos with Impact. At the beginning of his talk at Swavesey, Tom Mackie commented how difficult it must be for anyone starting out new right now as a photographer - and he doesn't envy them. But this book gives masses of generous advice on how to get ahead in the success stakes, and Tom is certainly right up there with the world's most successful landscape photographers, not just with photo libraries but cornering lucrative markets such as a range of Ikea prints.
The author explains what makes a photograph striking, the effective use of colour and what may be hidden in details, and the search for strong graphic elements in a shot. He advises never to be satisfied with the first attempt but to try different times of day, weather conditions, viewpoints and ranges. He covers the importance of the sky, human figures, lighting, forward planning, framing and composition. There are many useful suggestions such as the use of reflections, how to use lead-in lines, create mood, use filters - and even digitally manipulate (although at the time of writing, the author was still using film cameras) - for example to strengthen composition.
The entire book is packed with stunning example shots, all aspirational, though I would not have chosen the particular cover shot. My favourite is a church and the Dolomites, St Johann Italy, but I'm sure everyone will have their own.
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