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PhotoSynthesis: A Simple Guide to the Magic of Photography
Title | PhotoSynthesis: A Simple Guide to the Magic of Photography
Author | Bryan Moss
Type | Book
Rating | 9.75
Notes | What photographers don’t need is another book about f-stops, shutter speeds and lighting schemes.

They need a book that tells them how to think about what makes good photographs.

There's nothing technical in this book, nothing to memorize, no formulas to follow.

Instead, it reveals what all great photographers have always known. The camera is just a machine. It computes exposure and handles focus very well.

But it doesn't think or feel. Thinking and feeling require the human touch of a photographer.

"PhotoSynthesis" discusses the practical application of the intuitive process to photography — evoking that process, believing in it, sharing the joy of it.
Purchase/Additonal Info |  http://www.lifeinamerica.us/photosynthesis

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Clive Evans Photographer
Antibes | Cote | France
Comments | [03/23/07] How to make your photographs better? Just buy this fabulous book and use it as a self-teach workshop. Buy it and spend two weeks [ten days] practising each section on a daily basis. Then repeat........ Its really worked for me! Thanks Bryan!
Rating | 10

James Nix Photographer
Brunswick | GA | USA
Comments | [01/29/07] As a young photographer trying to figure things out at a small daily, this book offered up a tremendous amount of knowledge on what photojournalism is all about. It will be a book I revisit regularly.
Rating | 10

Marcus Yam Student/Intern / Photographer
Buffalo | NY | USA
Comments | [01/29/07] This book is special - for everyone including non-photographers. It speaks out to the heart inside everyone: it doesn't matter what level you are in photography, this book reminds us why we do what we do everyday. It definitely is a great refresher, after a long long week of shooting. It keeps you in touch, with your heart and soul. I feel motivated, just reading it. It's a light reading for anyone who doesn't read too much - all you have to do is think about what he says in the book.
Rating | 10

Erik Markov Photographer
Kokomo | IN
Comments | [01/14/07] I got Photosynthesis, Great Picture Hunt 2 and Best Business Practices for Photographers by John Harrington all on the same day by mail. Photosynthesis is great and with the other two I think it creates aa great trio of books for any photographer.
Rating | 8

Alan Stewart Photographer
Corydon | IN | USA
Comments | [01/12/07] This paperback is a must-have for any photographer. Yeah, it's a cliche comment to make, but this book is anything but cliche. Sticks, bricks and drywall make it a house, but it takes something human to make it a home. The same can be said for photography, and Moss shows us how.
Rating | 10

Nick Wright Photographer / Photo Editor
Independence | KS | USA
Comments | [01/09/07] Just got it in the mail today. I've already read it all the way through. It was exactly what I needed right now. Now to sit down and really read it.
Rating | 10

Brad Mangin Photographer
Pleasanton | CA | USA
Comments | [09/21/06] This is a wonderful book. Bryan Moss had me right in the beginning of this very cool new book when he talked about light and how to use available light to make our pictures special. This is the kind of book that really makes you think about what you are doing when you go out to take pictures. Wonderfully illustrated with black and white photographs from photographers like Ansel Adams, Joe Rosenthal, Morris Berman, Bruce Ely, Jim Merithew and Bryan Moss himself. This is a book that you will continually look back to and re-read for inspiration time and time again when you feel like your shooting needs a new burst of energy. Highly recommended.
Rating | 10

Paul Myers Photographer
Ventura | CA | US
Comments | [09/13/06] I can hear him laughing with me right now while by mistake I keep erasing the comments I write into this box; emptying the cup, over and over again. Once again, in Photosynthesis Bryan Moss offers us a beautiful gift, his love for humanity and an approach to telling these stories through photography. The wisdom held in these pages, both photographs and words, make his gift a much needed and wonderful contribution to our field. This book is a great read that one will return to over and over again as a source of inspiration.
Rating | 10

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