National Geographic Complete Photo Guide by Heather Perry informs the reader about many photography aspects. Ms. Perry is a professional photographer from Maine.
- 416 pages
- Publisher : National Geographic
- Language : English
- ISBN-10 : 1426221436
My rating for National Geographic Complete Photo Guide – 5
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I have to say that his book was a fantastic surprise. I’ve seen many books and lectures about photography, but I felt that this book ran the gamut from history, to amateur, to professional.
I’m just sad that I didn’t get this book before our big summer vacation across the American mid-west.
National Geographic Complete Photo Guide by Heather Perry talks about techniques, from professional cameras to smartphones, as well as a primer on editing software. I am not a professional photographer, but I have worked with several during my career and am well aware of the work done on a computer before the final product is presented.
The author also peppers throughout the book examples of photos she loves, and clarifies why she does. I felt that looking at photos from her perspective taught me a lot about what to look for in my own pictures. The book also features commentaries, specifically from other published photographers.
Ms. Perry keeps repeating that one must always tell a story. This is certainly something that I found important after we take a big trip. When looking backwards at the multitudes of pictures I took, I choose the ones which are memorable (I figured 1 out of 10 is a keeper, and 1 out of 100 is printable – so I take a lot of them).
Much like other National Geographic photography books, this one is choke full of excellent photos in premium format. The book is divided into easy to find sections to flip around, for me it the section about taking photos with a cellphone, as well as HDR, were a must.
Zohar — Man of la Book
Disclaimer: I got this book for free from TLC Book Tours
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