Picture Perfect Practice – Book Review

by Enche Tjin on June 23, 2012

Picture Perfect Practice : A Self-Training Guide to Mastering the Challenges of Taking World-Class Photographs by Roberto Valenzuela is basically book about composition, posing and practice. The book discusses a great deal about these subjects with many examples and notes. His language is very simple, and I think Roberto has a talent on teaching photography :)

picture-perfect-practiceMany examples are wedding photography, especially in posing chapters. It is not a technical books which means it won’t talk about what camera settings, lens, aperture / shutter speed to use and concentrate more on artistic side of photography. At the end of each chapter, there is idea for exercise/self practice.

This book is a very good book for photographers who want to learn basic composition and how to make an ordinary subjects become interesting. After seeing so many photos from weddings inside the book, I think that the title and subtitle should include “wedding” I think the publisher excludes the term “wedding” to reach wider audience.

Even though you’re not aspiring to be wedding photographer, this book will help you too because you can apply it on other type of photography as well such as still life, portraitures etc. For aspiring wedding photographer, this book is a must! Composition, poses and practice are key skills to create extraordinary wedding photos.

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