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Visual Palette Book Review

Lots of information and detail. That’s what I look for in a book.

Are you a photographer just getting started? Find yourself in a photographic rut? Getting the same old photographs from iconic places?

And this one has it.Are you a photographer just getting started? Find yourself in a photographic rut? Getting the same old photographs from iconic places?

Are you a photographer just getting started? Find yourself in a photographic rut? Getting the same old photographs from iconic places?

A pro and find yourself in a photographic rut?

Getting the same old photographs from iconic places?

visual palette book coverMaybe it’s time to take a look at a book called Visual Palette by Rocky Nook Author Brian Matiash.

I always appreciate taking a peek into another artist’s thought process when it comes to finding new ways to view and capture a scene that lay before me. Brian gives a great primer on the basics of composition and then moves the process forward with ways to apply the basics in a more advanced way. The

The images included in the book are solid examples of the point that is being made. Are all stellar? Nope. Some are. But, do they do the job? You bet. This book is about, and should be about YOUR photography. You get to experience Brian’s work and thought process but he is sharing ideas and concepts that you can take out for a test drive.

And that’s what it’s all about. Learning new ideas or being reminded of those long forgotten.

Yours in CreativePhotography,     Bob

PS – here’s a small excerpt from the book to give you a taste of Brian’s ‘voice’…

“I, Photographer
I am sharing the backstory of my life as a student to illustrate a few
points as it relates to you, the photographer. The first, and probably
most important, point to make is that photography absolutely is a
journey with no set destination. There isn’t a geographic coordinate
to plot to, a set distance of miles to travel, or a number of exposures
to take. There is no master class you can complete where you’ll
receive a certificate stating, “You’ve Made It!”
Don’t feel any despair over this. The fact that this is a never-ending
journey should be something to rejoice! I first picked up a camera to
use with meaningful intent in 1996. At the time of this writing—nearly
20 years later—I’m still forging ahead on my path to discover who this
person, this photographer, really is. Sure, I have a solid understanding
of the correlation between the aperture, ISO, and shutter speed
of my camera equipment, but beyond that, I will be a student of this
craft for life. To think otherwise is to resign myself to the idea that I
am done growing as a photographer. And that, dear reader, is a terrifying
thought to ponder.”  Brian Matiash

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book review visual palette — 2 Comments

  1. Angela P. Schapiro on said:

    H Bob,

    I have this book and totally agree with you. It is always refreshing and educational to see the work of others

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