I have two favorite photographer books that I sit down with on a regular basis and just browse. It’s like getting the batteries charged. I always come away refreshed and ready to start taking photos.
The first of the two books* is Sam Abell’s The Life of a Photograph. A long time National Geographic photographer Sam has put in one book his way of seeing a photograph. What gives life to a photograph?
This video isn’t a replacement for the book but a terrific addition to it.
Update: I’ve added a talk Mr Abell gave at B&H back in December 2015. This video works perfectly with the first video but giving a more detailed description on how he works. So view them both and maybe, like me, view this added video 2, 3, 4, or more times. It’s a treasure of insights.
*The second book is À Propas de Paris by Henri Cartier-Bresson.
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