News tagged with "book-review"

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Book Review: Shooting in Sh*tty Light

Lindsay Adler and Erik Valind, both working professionals and educators, have written a beginner’s guide to photographic lighting with an unusual conceit at its core. By structuring a book around a list of common challenges - what they call the 'top ten worst situations' - they've created a digestible, useful 'lighting 101' guide. In this short review, Adam Koplan takes a look at their book 'Shooting in Sh**ty Light: The Top Ten Worst Photography Lighting Situations and How to Conquer Them'.

ARTICLE Comments 32 Published: May 20, 2013 at 20:46
Book Review: The Practical Zone System for Film and Digital Photography

First developed by Ansel Adams and Fred Archer, the Zone System is one of the most enduring methods for understanding - and mastering - exposure. In the fifth edition of his well-regarded book 'The Practical Zone System for Film and Digital Photography' Chris Johnson explains why the Zone System, developed as paradigm for film shooters, can also be easily applied in the digital age. Adam Koplan takes a look.

ARTICLE Comments 102 Published: Oct 6, 2012 at 23:03
Book Review: 'Envisioning Family' by Tamara Lackey

A mixture of personal anecdote and practical advice, 'Envisioning Family: A Photographer's Guide to Making Meaningful Portraits of the Modern Family' by Tamara Lackey should be of interest to anyone who wants to add a little something extra to their family portraits. Adam Kaplan takes a look.

ARTICLE Comments 11 Published: Aug 4, 2012 at 17:18
Book Review: Joel Sternfeld - First Pictures

Joel Sternfeld was one of the photographers that pushed for the acceptance of color photography in fine art and documentary photography. Adam Koplan looks at a 'First Pictures,' a collection of his early work (1969-1980) and how it foreshadows his work that was to follow.

ARTICLE Comments 35 Published: May 1, 2012 at 22:43
Book Review: Visual Stories - Behind the Lens with Vincent Laforet

Book Review: Visual Stories - Behind the Lens with Vincent Laforet. As Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Vincent Laforet transitions away from still photography and more towards film and video, he looks back at his photojournalistic and commercial career in this engaging book, published late last year. Adam Koplan takes a look. 

ARTICLE Comments 19 Published: Feb 27, 2012 at 05:51
Book Review: 'Vivian Maier, Street Photographer'

When Vivian Maier died in obscurity in 2009 she left behind a huge collection of photographs, taken over several decades. A new collection of her work, 'Vivian Maier, Street Photographer' showcases the breadth of her hitherto unrevealed talent. Barnaby Britton takes a look.

ARTICLE Comments 150 Published: Feb 19, 2012 at 10:46
Book Review: Edward Weston, One Hundred Twenty Five Photographs

Edward Weston was one of America's most celebrated photographers. Published to mark the 125th anniversary of his birth, Edward Weston: One Hundred Twenty Five Photographs showcases his work through both photographs and excerpts from his journals and letters. Adam Koplan takes a look at this lavish limited-edition collection.

ARTICLE Comments 23 Published: Feb 13, 2012 at 20:00
Book Review: Private Views by Barbara Crane
Adam Koplan reviews 'Private Views' a collection of work by Barbara Crane. In the early 1980’s, Barbara Crane attended crowded summer festivals and fairs in the parks of Chicago. Koplan concludes that, while none the individual images appear particularly masterful, together they add up to a well-executed and wonderfully idiosyncratic body of work.
ARTICLE Comments 3 Published: Jan 5, 2012 at 23:58
Book review: The Passionate Photographer

Adam Koplan takes a closer look at Steve Simon's 'The Passionate Photographer.' Seasoned photojournalist Simon has deep knowledge of photographic technique and, as a veteran teacher and podcaster, he is adept at explaining its facets. The book is structured as 10 steps toward becoming a more powerful photographer and along the way the author addresses both the art and the craft of creating a gripping photo.

ARTICLE Comments 15 Published: Dec 6, 2011 at 00:35
Book review: The Photographer's Mind

Adam Koplan takes a closer look at Michael Freeman's 'The Photographer's Mind'. In this follow-up to his widely regarded book, 'The Photographer's Eye', documentary photographer Freeman has published a fascinating text that aims to help photographers to be more thoughtful in their picture-making.

ARTICLE Comments 20 Published: Nov 21, 2011 at 22:15
Book review: Walker Evans - Cuba
Adam Koplan takes a close look at 'Walker Evans: Cuba' -  a striking collection of photographs taken during a visit by the young photographer in 1933. Although not as polished as Evans' later work, the images in this collection provide a fascinating insight into a unique moment in time and a nascent photographic genius.
ARTICLE Comments 18 Published: Nov 12, 2011 at 13:00
Book review: Speedliter's Handbook

Adam Koplan takes a closer look at Syl Arena's 'Speedliter's Handbook: Learning to Craft Light with Canon Speedlites'. This handbook explains and demonstrates techniques for the use of small flashes with particular attention paid to the Canon system of Speedlites.

ARTICLE Comments 15 Published: Nov 6, 2011 at 13:03
Book review: The Photofile series

Adam Koplan takes a closer look at Thames & Hudson’s Photofile series - a sort of Reader’s Digest of coffee table books. The volumes in this series are well-produced paperbacks containing approximately 60 decent reproductions each and provide a strong sense of an artist's vision. Currently the series comprises 22 books.

ARTICLE Comments 9 Published: Oct 26, 2011 at 21:48
Book Review: Figures and Fictions: Contemporary South African Photography

Adam Koplan reviews 'Figures and Fictions: Contemporary South African Photography.' Edited by curator and art historian Tamar Garb to accompany an exhibition at London's Victoria and Albert Museum, the book looks at the work of 17 photographers who have been pushing forward the country's burgeoning post-apartheid photographic scene.

ARTICLE Comments 14 Published: Oct 22, 2011 at 20:33
Book review: 500 Poses for Photographing Women

How well your subjects are posed can make the difference between a photoshoot that looks professional, and one that looks amateurish. Richly illustrated, Michelle Perkins' book '500 Poses for Photographing Women: A Visual Sourcebook for Portrait Photographers' provides hundreds of examples of female portraits. Click through to read Adam Koplan's review.

ARTICLE Comments 39 Published: Oct 7, 2011 at 18:21
Book review: The Adobe Photoshop CS5 Book for Digital Photographers

For many photographers Scott Kelby's Photoshop 'how-to' books are the standard by which others are judged. As Adobe releases new versions of Photoshop, Scott Kelby rewrites his manual to the program to address relevant changes and upgrades. Click through to read Adam Koplan's review of the latest edition of this popular book which covers Photoshop CS5.

ARTICLE Comments 11 Published: Sep 28, 2011 at 18:27
Book review: Saul Leiter- Early Color

Barnaby Britton takes a look at the work of New York photographer Saul Leiter. Although not as well-known as some of his contemporaries, Leiter is considered one of the most interesting photographers of his generation. This collection, 'Early Color' showcases some of his early experiments with color film and reveals a unique eye.

ARTICLE Comments 24 Published: Sep 23, 2011 at 18:18
Book Review: Subway by Bruce Davidson

Adam Koplan reviews the third edition of Magnum photographer Bruce Davidson’s classic series of images of New York City subway riders from all walks of life - including 25 never-before-published photos.

ARTICLE Comments 6 Published: Sep 15, 2011 at 17:21
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