Y I rarely photograph people and feel most comfortable with landscapes and architecture and art and scenes Rarely people though This author transgresses left and right and makes amazing art from it but it still feels like a lot A theft of potential Maybe not Maybe it s worth itSometimes what s good about a book is that it repeats its titular concepts with examples until they have time to crystalize in memory Jay Maisel does not set out to teach a specific method or rulebook for making great imagery This is not a do this book There are no methods or gear talk no diagrams of settings or lighting setups Those things are not the point The point is to learn to see The wisdom he offers in this book is not meant to shame you for what you ve sought but have not attained but to teach you to keep striving to keep opening yourself to grow in awareness and open your eyes to all of the wonder that is around you in every moment in light and in color and in gesture This book is predicated on the discipline of photography but it is a book that any creative person in any discipline can glean wisdom and insight from The man is a genius and has practiced for a long time He has learned many things and he s put much of it into this book I have read this book at least six times and I have no doubt that I Ord like Jay MaiselLight Gesture Color is the seminal work of one of the true photographic geniuses of our time and it can be your key to opening another level of understanding appreciation wonder and creativity as you learn to express yourself and your view of the world through your camera If you're ready to break through the barriers that have held your photography back and that have kept you from making the types of images you've always dreamed of and you're ready to learn what photography is really about you're holding the key in your hands at this very momen.
Technical teachings can be found in countless other books this is about teaching one to see our every day world with new eyes To see the spectacular around us To see light and color that make the image To capture the gesture frozen in time Wonderful images throughout Words that define what the shooter was seeing A short and interesting read It seems to me that the business savvy people over at Kelbyone recorded a few lectures of Jay wrote down what he said edited a bit and left the seuence of telling and pictures otherwise untouched That was not a bad idea The book flows easy and balance between text and photos is ideal meaning it is NOT text heavy as so many other photo books with way too much blabla A worthwhile read specifically for photographers Make visible what without you might perhaps never have been seen It is an important book filled with Jay advice s One won t learn to photograph from here but heshe will be exposed to a great collection of pictures spanning a lifetime of a great photographer You won t regret the time spent with this book That s for sure Great tips Didn t shoot in the pointThis book is composed as a flowing story with subtle rules rather than a manual it s same as explain economy rules in a novel Maybe to someone it will appear as appealing way of commu. Jay Maisel hailed as one of the most brilliant gifted photographers of all time is much than that He is a mentor teacher and trailblazer to many photographers and a hero to those who feel Jay's teaching has changed the way they see and create their own photography He is a living legend whose work is studied around the world and whose teaching style and presentation garner standing ovations and critical acclaim every time he takes the stageNow for the first time ever Jay puts his amazing insights and learning moments from a lifetime behind the lens into a book tha.
Nication Although I didn t consider my time wasted completely as there are plenty good pictures but u have to study them by yourself as explanation to composition and light is not the point of this book Not a tutorial but he rather his thoughts on his images It really is aimed to get you thinking about your photos and the intention behind them to capture light gesture and color I enjoyed it and started thinking about how when and why I shoot or don t shoot This is so simple Don t know why folks haven t explored it before Great book This is the reflections of a successful photographer in his old age But it s youthful in what it tries to communicate It doesn t really stick to the sense of a book which is what it felt like towards the beginning It uickly settles into the author describing a scenario and showing a photograph relating back which element from the title was primary in the photograph It s a motivating book my takeaway for my own photography is to always take a camera with me and focus on the things in the title And maybe get a useful zoom lens since the author spends a good deal of space describing and showing you the fruits of his probably obscenely large 28 300mm lensOne thing I fear in photography is that feeling of committing a transgression against a subject This is wh. T communicates the three most important aspects of street photography light gesture and color Each page unveils something new and challenges you to rethink everything you know about the bigger picture of photography This isn't a book about f stops or ISOs It's about seeing It's about being surrounded by the ordinary and learning how to find the extraordinary It's about training your mind and your eyes to see and capture the world in a way that delights engages and captivates your viewers and there is nobody that communicates this visually or through the written