From the introduction:
. . . Photo Idea Index is primarily a "what if" book--as opposed to a "how to" book. If there's one thing that this book aims to leave in the mind of the individual read (regardless of their level of photographic or artistic experience), it's this: YOU are your camera's best view finder. . .and
Most of the shots in this book were taken using the 4 megapixel Canon pocket digital camera . . . The lighting equipment for the studio shots was purchased at a hardware outlet (as opposed to a photography store). . .
The reasons for this creativity-before-pricey-equipment approach to photography are aligned with the beliefs that good composition and intriguing subject matter are interdependent of the camera that captures them, and the photographer who is creative and resourceful will be able to capture aesthetically sound and communicative photographs using practically any kind of functioning equipment.The photos in the book are obviously professional and beautiful! It reminds me of this quote I came across recently:
Boy have I learned this lesson. With a simple point-n-shoot camera I was able to improve taking photos by using a few simple tips; same camera, world of difference! Anyone can learn to take better photos, even with a camera on your phone or a simple point-n-shoot camera. Even though an SLR style camera is on my wish list, I really don't need it to take great photos.
What I plan to do is go through this book, doing the challenges two or three a week and post the photos here, along with a Daily Shoot once a week or so.
I'm off to get started with the first assignment!
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