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The Passionate Photographer: Ten Steps Toward Becoming Great (Voices That Matter) Paperback – 20 Jul 2011

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  • Paperback: 264 pages
  • Publisher: New Riders; 1 edition (20 July 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0321719891
  • ISBN-13: 978-0321719898
  • Product Dimensions: 20.3 x 1.4 x 23.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
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About the Author

Steve Simon has been passionate about documenting the beauty and drama of the human condition his entire photographic life. His work has been featured at the Visa Pour L’Image Photojournalism Festival in Perpignan, France, and at solo shows in New York, Buenos Aires, Toronto, and Montreal. He’s received numerous honors and recognitions, including Canadian Newspaper Photographer of the Year. He is on the faculties of ICP and SVA in New York City, where he lives.


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This is an exceptionally good book in many respects. Simon is, first and foremost, an excellent photographer and the images in the book are far more exciting and varied than most dedicated collections. The book is, of course, not simply a showcase for Simon's photography, but a discussion of 10 'steps' toward become a great photographer yourself. Unlike most authors of similar books, Simon has helpful insight into the process that an ordinary photographer would need to undergo to truly improve. I'm an amateur photographer, but a professional composer and I found these ten steps to also be deeply thought provoking and, in make cases, inspiring. Not every step translates literally, but any person involved in the creative arts would benefit from thinking through Simon's steps, and observing the way that those steps have played out across his photography over a number of years.
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I bought this as a present for a friend, and after sneaking a look at the first chapter, had to go and buy the ebook, and then spent the rest of the day reading it.

Simon has that rare talent both for photography and writing, and I was sucked in from the first chapter. I found the book pitched pretty well - as a keen photographer with a lot of technical experience, I found that it was less a beginners getting-going guide in photography, and more a means for motivation, and really getting me out there and raising my game. His ten steps were pitched perfectly, and I have already set myself a few projects based on them for the new year.

A lot of photographers books these days seem purely showcases for their images with a small amount of technical information - luckily for this book this isn't the case, and while Simon's images are all really great, it's the writing that shines.

Really inspiring stuff, and worth getting for any serious photographer in your life, whether they are only getting started or a veteran photographer.
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This is a book that I encountered for the first time very recently.

For many years, I had long-recommended one or more of a three-volume series authored by Michael Langford, I think originally in the 80s, but frequently revised by Langford during his lifetime. More recent revisions have, of necessity, involved other hands but it is unlikely that future revisions will continue to appear ad-infinitum.

This is a much more current book, is more modern in its approach and probably considerably better for most users. If it has a drawback it is that it is a little too obviously North American with rather too much US and Canadian flag-waving. But if you can ignore that and live with it, the book will probably satisfy most of its readers. The purpose of the book is to guide those new to photography or those wishing to advance their skills to improve their photography. They can do this by improving the composition of the image, correct exposure, focus and several more. It isn't a 'do this then do that' type of book and some portions, composition as an example, may be less easy to grasp on the first read. If you need to, return to that section on another occasion and possibly re-read it in smaller chunks. It should then become clearer.

There is a plentiful supply of illustrations, but its text is arranged throughout in a two-column spread. From a personal viewpoint, I will accept it in magazines but hate it when used in books.

This is a another book from New Riders and Voices That Matter and one that is not translated from another European language, as several others almost certainly were.
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After the lavish 5-star reviews, I found this book to have some interesting ideas for developing your own photography but ultimately not as good as I hoped. There are useful tips and some really good example photos, but also quite a lot of waffle and a fair number of photos that I thought were not so wonderful. Towards the end there are also too many naked plugs for iPads and various social networks.
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Move your photography projects up a notch or two by getting hold of this book. A breakdown in ten chapters of how to professionalise your photography projects. Excellent examples of topics with plenty of illustrations.
Steve Simon is a master of storytelling through imagery and he has shared his wealth of experience here. Worth every penny (or cent)
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I very much enjoyed reading this book and found the tips useful and practical. The format of the book is to base each chapter around a "step" towards becoming a better photographer, with the format of introducing what you need to do and giving a rationale for why this will increase your skill level. I liked the way it was written, and considered the advice to be very sound, and in most cases not just a repetition of what most people know anyway or a regurgitation of the contents of a hundred other books. I am quite happy to recommend it. It may not make you a great photographer, but for most people it will make you better.
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