Book Impressions #3 – The Photographer’s Eye

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General Impression:

This book ignores technical jargon and details such as f/stop, shutter speed, ISO, and other technical techniques. It focuses simply on composition, techniques and intent behind the images. I find this type of information way more valuable than any technical know-how which is nice to have as I find many photographers today strictly focus on the technical aspect.

The Photographs:

There are certainly some nice photographs within this book; however, there are many that I consider bland and basic. However, I have to keep in mind that they’re being used to show the basic idea behind the composition and are used for instructional purposes.

There are also references to other photographs that are not included within this book, likely due to rights usage. I find this unfortunate as it would be nice to have included the images he references right within the book.

Final Verdict:

This is a very useful book for learning composition and it is written in such a way that anyone can understand and immediately apply these techniques. The information contained within is valuable and I consider this an excellent entry-level book to anyone interested in photography. However, for books of this nature – I found “The Art of Photography” more insightful but it is also for a slightly more advanced photographer.  Of course this is also personal preference.

You can buy the book using the below links:

Buy In The United States

Buy In Canada

 

 

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