6 Books: Aesthetics and content are far more important than technical perfection!
EDITORIAL COMMENT: The aesthetic quality and content of photographs is far more important than technical perfection. These books concentrate on the aesthetics and content. Photographers, no matter how accomplished, are always looking for ideas that will help improve their photographs. These 6 books are full of great ideas. If you get one idea it is worth it. You may get a 100 ideas. What-a-deal!
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Doeffinger, Kodak Workshop Series, THE ART OF SEEING, 8.5x11 inches 96 pages.
This is an excellent book that, as the title indicates, will help photographers use the art of seeing and thus improve their photographs. The chapters are:
The Glory of Light and Shadow
Elements of the Scene
Treating the Subject
Camera, Lenses, Film
Wignall, Jeff, KODAK WINNING PICTURES, 100 IDEAS FOR OUTSTANDING PHOTOGRAPHS
, 1988 1st edition. This is a wonderful book that provides inspiration for photographers. It has 100 ideas with a whole page with a text description of the idea and photographs to illustrate the idea, Some of the ideas are: Landscape moods, Scale in Landscapes, Painting with Light, Surreal Scenes, Electrical Storms, Using Props, Soft Focus, Star Trails, Shooting Through a Surface, Blurred Motion, Afterglow, Comical Gestures, Handcoloring, Compression with Telephoto Lens, and many more. 8.5x11 inches 116 pages.
Hattersley, BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO COLOR PHOTOGRAPHY 1979. Old but comprehensive and excellent. By one of the greatest photography teacher and photographer. 8x10 224 pages paperback
3 of the ledgendary TIME-LIFE PHOTOGRAPHY books, all in excellent condition.
Time-Life: Special Problems, describes difficult photographic situations and how to overcome them
Harsh Environment, heat, cold, water, sand etc.
Problems of the Professional
The Assigned Problem
The Deliberate Mistake
Time-Life: The Art of Photography
What the Camera Sees
Principles of Design
Responding to the Subject
Photography and Time
Challenging the Traditions
The Principles at Work
Time-Life: The Great Themes
The Human Condition
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