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The Minimalist Photographer by Steve Johnson is a new title from Rocky Nook. In this book, you’ll learn about the equipment and workflow of a minimalist photographer as Johnson discusses the strengths and weaknesses of various types of cameras and explains why the more expensive pieces of equipment are not always the best. He also addresses the importance of lighting and teaches you how to achieve effective lighting without spending a lot of money. The 144-page volume is available for $32.95.
The Minimalist Photographer: New from Rocky Nook
Santa Barbara, CA—April 11, 2013 – The Minimalist Photographer covers photography from a minimalist perspective, proving that it is possible to take excellent photographs with relatively cheap equipment. The minimalist process emphasizes the importance of knowing what you want to achieve as a photographer and choosing the most effective equipment, subject matter, and approach to meet your goals. The minimalist photographer works with the idea that the brain and the eye are far more important than the camera.
Author Steve Johnson begins by asking you to look inward and make the connections between yourself and your photography. Why do you want to take photographs? What subject matter are you attracted to? What type of photographer are you now, and what type of photographer would you like to become? These are important questions to consider when deciding what approach works best for you.
In this book, you’ll learn about the equipment and workflow of a minimalist photographer as Johnson discusses the strengths and weaknesses of various types of cameras and explains why the more expensive pieces of equipment are not always the best. He also addresses the importance of lighting and teaches you how to achieve effective lighting without spending a lot of money. Discussions about aesthetics and composition, as well as a brief history of photography and the future of the art form are also included in this text.
The book will appeal to photographers of all levels who are looking for new ways to view the world. It is packed full of stunning photographs that demonstrate the concepts being taught. The images alone are sure to inspire you to give minimalist photography a try.
About the Author
Steve Johnson was originally a painter who took photographs. Over the last decade he has become a photographer who paints occasionally. His distinctive minimalist style stems from the belief that subject matter is not as important as aesthetic considerations like composition, tone, and lines.
Steve has taught visual art, and undertaken commercial art projects on both sides of the Atlantic and in the Middle East. He and his wife also owned a gallery that specialized in painting and photography.
Steve’s work has been exhibited in both the United States and the United Kingdom. He is a UK citizen who lives and works in the American Midwest.
Learn more about Steve at his website or follow him on Google +.