Photography As Art
Black Oaks, Morning Mist, Yosemite Valley, California
Learn from the success of others.
It's often been said that we learn from our own mistakes and are inspired by our successes. Here's a great opportunity to learn from the success of other photographers who have produced some noteworthy images.
George Barr is a Canadian fine arts photographer and also a medical doctor. About six years ago he began writing photography oriented books using the communication skills he developed as a doctor to share information about shooting and producing top quality images.
His latest book is Why Photographs Work -- 52 Great Images: Who Made Them, What Makes Them Special and Why. It was published by Rockynook and is available through Amazon.
What was he thinking?
Says Barr from the introduction, "My own tastes are firmly based in the highest image quality: that concept does not trump craftsmanship; that being radical is not an end in itself but rather a tool to express ideas that are difficult to express in more traditional techniques. I'm an experienced photographer, with high standards for both my own images and the photographs of others. I have had some success being published and in selling my photographs and it is with this background I chose the images for the book."
And later, "The book is about photography as art."
Two People/Two Doors -- Carlow, Ireland
More about 52 great images.
- My review of "Why Photographs Work"
Check out my thoughts on a great new book about photography, excellent photographers and their amazing images.
Like the review? Buy the book now:
A "must add" book for the library of anyone who takes and/or enjoys the study of superb images. Very informative and educational.