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New Reading Material–What I Want for Christmas

Posted on: 24 November 2008

One of my favorite photographers is Annie Leibovitz. I’ve been a fam of Ms. Leibovitz for some time now. For anyone wondering what to get me for Christmas, other than the glass I mentioned yesterday, this is a good choice–Annie Leibovitz at Work. dPS has a review posted here.

Not your usual collection of photographic images, this is more than just a picture book. In it Leibovitz takes you through life as a photographer, what it means to her and the background of some of her famous, and some not so famous, photographs.

It can be fascinating to see one of her shots and read her descriptions of how it came to be: what went through her mind and why she decided to shoot it the way she did. We get to enter the mind of a great portrait photographer. Little bits of information sprinkled throughout the book, the importance of environment, how there is more latitude with digital color than film color (greens photograph too dark without appropriate light on film), the importance of natural light. Not too much technical information here. [via dPS]

Read the complete review or order Annie Leibovitz at Work.

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  • thebail: Reblogged this on Underwater Ap
  • Veronica Lynne: Did you use it? It's RODEO time! That might make a good pic for the fb page to.
  • Veronica Lynne: Certainly. I am flattered. Just give credit--ChromaticSoul Photos. Also, I would love to see how you use it. The rodei is this weekend! Veronica Lynn
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