Portraits of Earth
PORTRAITS OF EARTH An Introduction to Landscape Photography
When one speaks of David duChemin the conversation usually does not involve landscape photography, but rather one of vision and expressing that vision in print. However, as David points out in his latest ebook from Craft and Vision, he did not suddenly decide to become a landscape photographer. His pursuit of making art has led him on a journey that has resulted in his appreciation of our planet earth and capturing its beauty. As Jay Maisel has been often quoted, "If you want to make more interesting pictures, lead a more interesting life." Now I'm not claiming that David did not lead a more interesting life before this, it just seems more recently he has been challenging himself to improve his craft by taking some risks and creating a very interesting journey.
This book is a solid effort that really hits home on pursuing one's goals. The book provides very a very useful discussion of light and its importance in landscape photography. David does talk about gear in the book and does it well by highlighting those items that really come in handy without presenting obstacles. He provides insight to many techniques and tools that I had taken for granted, but now see based on his results why they are so important.
And the images, wow the images. David includes many beauties from his travels over the last several years and discusses them and shows what makes them mean something to him. I found myself reviewing each image for sometime, trying to study them to see why I like them so much. It is part of the process to improve your self by studio others art. I can't think of a better way to spend $5 to and improve both your appreciation for our art and to improve upon our craft.
I thoroughly enjoy David's writing style and always look forward to grabbing a cup of coffee and sitting down to take it all in.
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