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Great Photos – Simple Cameras by Bernd Daub is a new title from Rocky Nook. Centred around the idea that with simple camera techniques, traditional film, and some imagination we can create ambitious artwork; the book teaches us how to focus our attention on the motivation behind our chosen image and develop a strong impact without the need for high-tech equipment. The print version of Great Photos – Simple Cameras is now available for pre-order priced at $34.95, with an electronic version selling for $14.95.
Great Photos - Simple Cameras — New from Rocky Nook
From Holga to Pinhole: An Alternative Approach to Creative Photography
Santa Barbara, CA — August 7, 2012 — Everyday life can be far from easy. Indeed, it is often just the opposite: complicated instead of simple; demanding instead of effortless.
As photographers, we face a similar situation in regard to our chosen hobby. Cameras and computers are wonderful technical instruments, but their growing complexity can sometimes detract from the joy we find when we engage in creative work.
In Great Photos–Simple Cameras (Rocky Nook, $34.95 USD), author Bernd Daub shows us that simplicity works. He describes that with simple camera techniques, traditional film, and some imagination we can create ambitious artwork. This book teaches us how to focus our attention on the motivation behind our chosen image and develop a strong impact without the need for high-tech equipment and flawless exposures.
Learn about a variety of reasonably-priced, low-tech cameras — such as the Holga, Diana, and Blackbird — as well as single-use cameras, the good old Agfa-Box, and the pinhole camera. For price-conscious beginners and intermediate photographers with high-quality equipment, this book provides ideas for alternative techniques without large investments. You’ll discover many new possibilities as you foster your creativity.
About the Author
At the age of 30, Bernd Daub acquired some simple darkroom equipment and his passion for photography was ignited. He is a self-taught photographer and is continually developing his skills and adjusting his technique. Daub does not seek out specific images or try to fit his photographs into particular categories, but rather carries his camera with him so he can capture images spontaneously in his everyday life. He uses small- and medium-format cameras with black-and-white or infrared film. He prints his images on 30 x 34 cm photo paper and occasionally modifies his images in the darkroom.