A Book recommendation for everyone

Discussion in 'Casual Photo Conversations' started by ellis_vener_photography, Dec 28, 2014.

  1. I don't care if you just got your first camera (or gave someone their first camera) or have been taking and making photos avidly for fifty
    years, you should have this one book to dip into regularly.

    It's called "Color, Light, & Gesture" and is by a photographer whose whose work s still vibrant and exciting even though he's been a
    photographer for 60 years, Jay Maisel.

    If you ever feel stymied or bored with your own photographs his image, coupled to his words, will unlock you, guaranteed. And it's not
    even a compilation of his "greatest hits."
  2. Ellis,
    Do you recommend it over 'Light: Science and Magic,' which I see recommended quite often?
  3. already on my Amazon wishlist but no one actually read my wishlist :(
  4. Bill: Jay's book is completely different from LS&M.
  5. http://www.amazon.com/dp/0134032268/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=2F3UVM8K8RV4L&coliid=IN15OTVCZI4F4
  6. +1. I got it about a week ago. Wonderful celebration of the joy of seeing.
  7. Does this book have photos in it? Or is it simply text? I have a kindle and if it's just text I could read it on there but if theres photos I prefer to have a hardcopy.
  8. It's on it's way from Amazon. Thanks for the recommendation.
  9. Yah! This book is really outstanding!!!
  10. I got mine. It is very nice. Thanks for the suggestion.

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