The Complete Photographer

Buy The Complete Photographer from Amazon‘The Complete Photographer’ is a new kind of photography book. It aims to inspire by example, inform by practice, explore by being thoughtful. It covers ten genres – from sports to portraits, fashion to landscapes – and features twenty superb professionals from around the world. China, Japan, USA, India, Germany, Cambodia, Australia.

We’ve combed the world for this book! (And no; I didn’t travel the world myself. Nor does the book contain any images by me, for once.)

Each pro has allowed us behind-the-scenes to follow them on a shoot. Watch Tarun Khiwal – India’s top fashion photographer – as he shoots a gorgeous campaign for Vuitton in Karnataka. Be amazed as Adam Pretty creates a stunning sports shot in Beijing through meticulous planning and top-flight professionalism. Watch Sylvie Blum put together one of her stylishly sensual images. And there are more top photographers in the book.

In fact, I’m amazed at how much we managed to cram into its 400 pages. There are tutorials, interviews, portfolios, assignments for you to do, summaries, even a bit of history and overview of each genre. And hundreds of images from top agency photographers to illustrate every point being discussed.I’m very proud of what we – the dedicated team at Dorling Kindersley and the contributing photographers – have managed to create (and core to the effort was the intelligent coverage of the shoots by Nigel Wright). I’m sure it will inspire many for years to come.

Taking the successful thematic approach of How to Photograph Absolutely Everything and combining it with the practical tools and genre tutorials of Digital Photography Masterclass, The Complete Photographer encourages photographers to explore every discipline and experiment with different approaches, to hone their skills, and find their own personal style. Unlike other books, which tend to cover the principles of photography in a general way,

The Complete Photographer is based around tutorials on ten different genres-

  • Portraits
  • Landscape and Nature
  • Fashion
  • WildlifeSport
  • Documentary
  • Events
  • Travel
  • Architecture
  • Fine Art

and shows in step-by-step detail how an idea progresses from concept stage to final image.

Reviews

  • Smart, gorgeous and highly useful … by far my favorite book about the various approaches to taking an image. Eye candy with an eduction- who can ask for more?  (davidnewsompix)
  • A fantastic guide to photography exploring every dimension of the art. (Cocoa Cabana)
  • A really great find for any photo enthusiast. (Freda)
  • Outstanding value for money for a quality hard backed book. I would recommend this book to any photographer what ever their level of knowledge and skills. I cannot fault the book an it should be essential reading for all photographers. (MrJohnOsborn)
  • Definite must have for any photographer in the making! (Roberto)
  • Great book with accessible inspiration (SchalkMyburgh)
  • Far from run-of-the mill instruction, Ang’s examples utilize top notch photography as well as inside information from recognized experts… it could reasonably be argued that “The Complete Photographer” may be the only photography book you may ever need. It certainly goes in the desert island book collection. (BlogOnBooks)
  • Tom Ang strikes again with another fabulous book… (MrPaulMJoyce)

Cover for the UK edition


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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