Photography book review: Visual Poetry by Chris Orwig

by Enche Tjin on October 6, 2009

visual-poetry-chris-orwigVisual Poetry: A Creative Guide for Making Engaging Digital Photographs is a book written by Chris Orwig, an instructor of prestigious photography school. The approach of this book is workshop style, meaning that Chris will give you tips and tricks in the chapter, then followed by assignment and reference.

The interesting part of the book is when Chris relate literature (especially poetry) to photography. He argues that photography could be a great medium to express or convey a message or story.

In addition, this book discussed many kinds of photography from portrait, wedding, sports, and travel. However i feel that the discussion in each chapter is too general.

This book is geared towards someone who is already have pretty strong basic photography knowledge such as exposure, composition, equipments, but need an inspiration and a push in the back to try out new things.

For beginners, you might be disapointed because there is practically no instruction on how to get those kind of photos. There is no technical information  (lens used, focal length, aperture/shutter speed) on each photographs in the book as well.

Update: Listen to Chris Orwig interview by Peach Pit Depth of Field

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dedi December 14, 2009 at 12:49 am

Hello enche,
i need ur suggestion which book i should buy between visual poetry by chris orwig & Within the Frame: The Journey of Photographic Vision by David duChemin (for me this import book cost alot of money)?
thx alot

admin December 14, 2009 at 1:02 am

Mas Dedi, I recommend Within the Frame by David duChemin.

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