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Hot Shots

3.96  ·  Rating Details ·  169 Ratings  ·  22 Reviews
Today more amateur photographers than ever before have the means to create incredible pictures. This hip primer proves that whether shooting with a film or digital camera, you don't need to invest in expensive photography equipmentor have an art school degree to take amazing photographs. Whether readers are tired of disappointing snapshots or have just picked up a camera f ...more
Paperback, 220 pages
Published February 11th 2009 by Chronicle Books (first published 2008)
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Apr 26, 2016 Xwirus rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Libro que me parece bastante interesante para cualquier persona que ya este introducida en el mundo de la fotografía.


Hasta la pagina 181 el libro se resume de esta manera, una foto y los motivos que llevaron a hacerla, ya sea a nivel artístico o porque la imagen fuera curiosa, y las técnicas usadas para hacerla, explicado de una manera muy simple y breve, personalmente esta parte del libro me encanta
La ultima parte del libro son consejos y técnicas con algo mas de detalle.

A mi este libro me a si
The original Kevin Meredith book, Hot Shots was a series of short articles with suggestions for changes, tweaks or new ways of approaching your photography for photographers in a rut to try something new.

My signed copy may introduce some bias... :)
Jul 22, 2009 Sean rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Excellent little book on general photography if you take the time to read it and not just flip through looking at the pretty pictures.

Each double page is a discussion of a photography idea with one side being devoted to a shot illustrating the main point. The book is organised this way except for a couple of chapters on colour correction with Photoshop etc near the end.

A good starter book for photographers particularly but not exclusively for people interested in creating interesting images from
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"Hot Shots: Tips and Tricks for Taking Better Pictures" is a fun book to read. It is written by Kevin Meredith, better known as lomokev on the flickr photo sharing website. He is responsible for one of the most iconic images on flickr and takes most of his pictures with a lomo lc-a camera, a relatively unsophisticated camera compared to most DSLRs on the market. Although I do not immediately share his love for cross-processing and saturated colors I have to admit that the pictures in this book a ...more
Sep 13, 2012 Jess rated it it was amazing
This book is AH-MAZING. It's not the typical kind of book but it is a great book for those people that are really into photography. This book provides the reader with different effects and techniques to photo taking. It also explains different things about your camera that one might question and I see it as a very helpful tool as I continue on with my photography career. I enjoyed learning about the different types of cameras that were used to achieve each of the special effects that were discus ...more
Nov 07, 2009 Ulina rated it it was amazing
I really liked this book. Not only were the photos beautiful or interesting but I loved the fact he took the time to write down the settings and conditions he was in when he took the photos. Even though most if not all the photos are taken with a film camera, he explains the difference or what needs to be done to take the photo with a digital camera. He compares photos on different pages so you get the sense if one element changes, how different the photo can look.
Dec 20, 2015 AJ rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: beginner photographers, hipsters
This book should really be subtitled "Tips and Tricks for Taking Better Pictures with your Lomo LCA." Hot Shots is filled with lots of hipster-friendly images and does give some good advice for a novice. I didn't find much that was useful in here.
Rebeca M.
I really liked this book, and would definitely like to own a copy!

There is a lot of inspiration to be found from this book, in the explanations and ideas that are shared, as well as in the photos.
Alexandra de León Sendoya
Sep 21, 2015 Alexandra de León Sendoya rated it really liked it
Shelves: fotografia
Un libro muy interesante, que brinda información y consejos prácticos sobre fotografía, de una forma bien accesible. Presenta cientos de ejemplos, de tomas fotográficas e información útil respecto a cada una de estas. Recomiendo.
Thomas Strömquist
Quick, easy and surprisingly good and useful reference for the not-so-professional photographer with an OK camera.
Kyle Wadsworth

Not a qualified photographer, but want to know how to get great shots? This book really helps achieve that. Perfect for student journalists (who don't get photography training). Loved it!
Mar 12, 2016 Relyn rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: people interested in photography
Recommended to Relyn by: spotted at Barnes and Nobel
Shelves: photography
This is an amazing photography book. It's visually inspiring with just enough technical information to not overwhelm a newbie photographer. I love it.
Don C
May 30, 2014 Don C added it
Has some great tips on balancing your light. Some good examples, but too much of it relates to film cameras. Still, my first camera book.
Thanks to Brian.
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This copy is in great condition, and has author's signature with a note "For Riikka, lomokev"
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Jul 29, 2012 Blair rated it it was amazing
This book is simple and easy to understand. It contains tips for *GASP* FILM!
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