Photographically Speaking: A Deeper Look at Creating Stronger Images

by Enche Tjin on October 24, 2011

Photographically speaking is about how to create strong photographs by photography composition, how to align visual elements in a frame effectively. The book is divided into three parts. The first part talks philosophically about what constitute a good image. The second part talks about how to compose a picture effectively, and the last part consists of 20 photos with background story and compositional choices.

photographically-speakingI think David did a very good job in this book and I think it is his best so far. (David wrote “Within the frame” and “Vision & Voice“). This book reminds me of Freeman Patterson’s “Photographing world around you.” But this book has more interesting sample photos. If you like travel/human interest photos, you’ll even like it more.

Most photography books are thin and show more pictures that sometimes does not connect to the text. But this book is different. It has plenty of pictures but most pictures are not there only to fill in the page. There are many helpful caption describing how David approach and his decision when when he compose a photo.

I also like the last part of the book where David shows his 20 photos and discuss lengthy about how he approach the photos and how he compose the picture. Overall, this book is a excellent way to learn about composition. It is better than many photography books out there.

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Ray October 24, 2011 at 3:04 am

Thanks for the blogs you write. I enjoy researching your articles, keep up the good work.

Enche Tjin October 24, 2011 at 3:19 am

Thanks :)

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