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The Passionate Photographer: Ten Steps Toward Becoming Great (Voices That Matter) Paperback – 20 Jul 2011
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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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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.
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.Read more ›
Steve Simon is a master of storytelling through imagery and he has shared his wealth of experience here. Worth every penny (or cent)
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Really impressive book that I would highly recommend for anyone who enjoys photographyPublished 8 months ago by chris_w
This an excellent book and well worth the read. Thank you Steve taking the time to share your experiences SiPublished on 19 Mar. 2015 by Si
interesting photographs and text telling the author experience in a very simple way.entertaining.Published on 26 Dec. 2014 by catherine o l
This is a lot more than a "how-to" book, more of the laying out of a personal philosophy on photography, combined with the story of the author's journey through his photographic... Read morePublished on 16 Nov. 2013 by stevelavelle
Thi,s is not a book for learning how to use a digital camera, there are many of those, this is a book for those - like me- who want to improve their picture making and maybe with... Read morePublished on 7 Oct. 2013 by Ted with a Canon
If there be a philosophy of photography, then this book introduces you to it. Very well written and inspirational. Read morePublished on 24 Jan. 2013 by Biswajit Basu