Now for Something Different……

Apart from it’s (catchy?) title, this new “open source” web based book is unashamedly different. It describes itself as “a book about low-maintenance photography” and it’s approach is refreshingly straightforward.

It’s main focus is about making “interesting photos”


It’s written by Dan Nguyen, a journalist, who says “I don’t assume that you have a great camera, dedicated lighting equipment, assistants, models, Photoshop, or even much time or passion (yet) to dedicate to photography.

This book just consists of the advice I’d give to help someone starting out: practical, but not intimidating. You don’t have to be born knowing you want to be a photographer, you just need curiosity and a willingness to learn and practice”.

A quick look at it’s Table of Contents (below) makes you want to delve further.

This is about photography, not Photoshop. It talks about camera techniques and setting, not computer skills.

At a time when we are overwhelmed with books and websites awash with tutorial advice on photography, my first impressions are that this is well worth a look. The photos used for illustration are fresh, there’s loads of useful advice, and, unusually, it seems to avoid being either too basic or too technical.

Have a look and see what you think.                                             Gary


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