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A new camera is not a new technique or idea
on 14 March 2011
Buying a new camera is not the way to jolt your way out of a photography rut. So goes the general wisdom.
11 out of the 50 suggestions here are about using a new camera (including a scanner). Using a toy camera is included twice. Panoramic cameras are included twice (once for vertical use).
5 of the suggestions are not about taking photographs at all: mixed media printing, montage, three of a kind, making a blog and using print-on-demand services.
It takes 5 sections to get across the idea of simplicity in composition: isolation, details, keep it simple, patterns and shapes.
It takes 5 sections to talk about light: dawn, dusk, storms, night and low light
That leaves 14 about subjects and 12 about technique.
One section is about "Taking a holiday". That's just taking the mickey.
All in all a lazy and unsatisfactory book.