The Passionate Photographer: Ten Steps Toward Becoming Great (Voices That Matter)

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If you've got a love and passion for photography, a feel for your camera gear and settings, yet your images still fall short--The Passionate Photographer will help you close that disappointing and frustrating gap between the images you thought you took and the images you actually got.

This book will encourage you to determine what you want to say with your photography, then translate those thoughts and feelings into strong images. It is both a source of inspiration and a practical guide, as photographer Steve Simon distills 30 years of photographic obsession into the ten crucial steps every photographer needs to become great at their passion.  

Simon's practical tips and advice are immediately actionable-- designed to accelerate your progress toward becoming the photographer you know you can be. Core concepts and suggestions include:  

  • The power of working on personal projects to fuel your passion and vision

  • Shooting a large and targeted volume of work, which leads to a technical competence that lets your creativity soar

  • Learning to focus your concentration as you shoot, and move outside your comfort zone, past your fears toward the next great image

  • Strategies for approaching strangers to create successful portraits

  • How to edit your own work and seek second opinions to identify strengths and weaknesses, offering opportunities for growth and improvement with a goal of sharing your work with the world. 

  • The critical need to follow, see and capture the light around you

Along the way, Simon offers inspiration with "Lessons Learned" culled from his own extensive experience and archive of photojournalism and personal projects as well as images and stories from acclaimed photographers.

If you're ready to be inspired and challenge yourself to take your photography to the next level, The Passionate Photographer provides ideas and creative solutions to transform that passion into images that convey your unique personal vision.

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Steve Simon has been passionate about documenting the beauty and drama of the human condition his entire photographic life. The author of four critically acclaimed photography books with pieces in major museum collections around the world, his work has been featured three times at the Visa Pour L'Image Photojournalism Festival in Perpignan, France and at solo shows in New York, Buenos Aires, Toronto and Montreal. He has been honored by the Art Director's Club of New York, the National Press Photographers Association, an Alfred Eisenstaedt Magazine Award Nomination and chosen Canadian Newspaper Photographer of The Year. He loves to lead workshops with passionate photographers everywhere and is on the faculties of ICP and SVA in New York City, where he lives.

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Verlag: New Riders Jul 2011 (2011)
ISBN 10: 0321719891 ISBN 13: 9780321719898
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Buchbeschreibung New Riders Jul 2011, 2011. Taschenbuch. Buchzustand: Neu. Neuware - Professional photographer, School of Visual Arts faculty member, and co-host of the popular This Week in Photography podcast Steve Simon shares 30 years of experience as he discusses the ten crucial elements every photographer needs to know and do in order to become truly great at their craft. For photographers who are ready to challenge themselves to take their craft to new heights, Steve Simon mentors through education, inspiration, practical tips and photographic concepts that are both immediately actionable and capable of being revisited time and again throughout your photographic journey. Simon discusses the often overlooked yet core concepts to becoming a great photographer, such as the simple importance of shooting a lot of pictures; learning how to work a scene and not give up too soon; taking evocative and compelling portraits; learning to see and take advantage of light; making the best edits and learning from each shoot; and more. For those who have gotten a feel for gear and settings, but are still not taking the pictures they want to take, Steve puts forth a wealth of ideas and creative solutions that every photographer can add their unique vision to. The Passionate Photographer draws out the personal vision of every reader, encouraging a unique way of looking at the world that we all possess but don't always have the confidence to pursue. 253 pp. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9780321719898

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