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?
The three videos I’ve included here aren’t a replacement for the book, A Life Of A Photograph, but a terrific addition to it.
The first video was recorded at the National Geographic headquarters so i guess you can say this is the offical video about the life of a photograph. The last two videos were from talks Sam Abell gave at B&H and at the OPTIC 2017 conference put on by B&H and sponsored by Canon USA.
These last two videos work perfectly with the first video but giving a more detailed description on how he works. So view all three and maybe, like me, view them 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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