As a photographer it’s possible to train your mind to see inspiration in any situation, and this book will show you how. By introducing you into her creative process, Brooke Shaden―one of the most recognized names in modern art photography―reveals techniques and exercises that you can undertake in order to be inspired by your environment, everyday, everywhere. In addition to the exercises, you’ll learn how to compose, plan and shoot colorful, atmospheric, fairy-tale artistic photography, so you can adapt Shaden’s techniques and apply them to your own photographic style. Indeed, all artistic photographers seek to achieve their own style, but it’s not always easy to see how to get there. This book provides the perfect balance of insight and instruction to help you find inspiration whenever you need it, and capitalize on it every time.
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Brooke Shaden is a gifted writer as well as an amazing photographer. It is fascinating to learn how she creates her art. While I do not necessarily like her "dark art" style, the concepts she teaches are universal and therefore beneficial to you as an artist regardless of your style.
If you are interested in Fine Art Photography, especially if you are a photographer, do yourself a favor and read Brooke's book. It is absolutely fantastic. One of the toughest things about Fine Art Photography is coming up with original ideas. Brooke's book gives you tons of tips and exercises to help you see the world differently. She also takes you through many iconic photos and tells you her inspiration and her process while shooting. I've seen Brooke speak on Creative Live and at Photoshop World and was impressed. After reading her book, I'm a huge fan!
The book fully delivers what is in the title, but it delivers much more. I have to admit that I bought the book merely because I liked the author as an artist and enjoy her images, but thought the book wouldn't be that interesting for me because I feel inspired every day. I was pleasantly surprised. The book is an excellent reminder of how to create great images, not images that are created to please an audience, no imitations of other artists' styles, no regurgitation of fashionable artistic concepts, but OUR images, from our heart and soul, images that we can be proud of, images that we would probably create if we had only a limited time to live (and we all do, but we forget).
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