Reading: Reading Photographs, An Introduction to the Theory and Meaning of Images by Richard Salkeld

My tutor had recommended this book to me during our tutorial about the work I'd done for Assignment 4, mainly because of the discussion it contains on semiotics. It's part of the 'Basics - Creative Photography' series of books, some of which I already have so I was happy to buy it as I've found … Continue reading Reading: Reading Photographs, An Introduction to the Theory and Meaning of Images by Richard Salkeld

Reading: Auto Focus; The Self Portrait in Contemporary Photography by Susan Bright

I decided to buy Auto Focus; The Self Portrait in Contemporary Photography by Susan Bright after reading a substantial part of it in the library at Arts University Bournemouth. I'm thinking, rather nervously, of taking some self portraits although whether this will be for EYV or is a longer term idea I'm not sure. There … Continue reading Reading: Auto Focus; The Self Portrait in Contemporary Photography by Susan Bright

Reading: Why It Does Not Have To Be In Focus; Modern Photography Explained

by Jackie Higgins This book is exactly what I needed to pick up six months ago. There are six chapters: Portraits/Smile; Document/Snap; Still Lifes/Freeze; Narrative/Action; Landscapes/Look; Abstracts/Dissolve. In each of these chapters is a double spread looking at the work of one photographer working with this genre. There is an example of their work, an … Continue reading Reading: Why It Does Not Have To Be In Focus; Modern Photography Explained

Reading: The Photographer’s Playbook; 307 Assignments and Ideas

Edited by Jason Fulford and Gregory Halpern I originally found this book in the library at Arts University Bournemouth, and having seen it around in various places decided to have a look. Within 5 minutes I'd decided to buy it and I'm already working my way through a couple of ideas I've had from it. … Continue reading Reading: The Photographer’s Playbook; 307 Assignments and Ideas