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The Minimalist Photographer

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This book covers photography from a minimalist perspective, proving that it is possible to take very good photographs with relatively cheap equipment. The minimalist process emphasizes the importance of first knowing what you want to achieve as a photographer and then choosing the most effective equipment, subject matter, and general approach to meet your goals. The minima ...more
Paperback, 144 pages
Published April 10th 2013 by Rocky Nook (first published January 1st 2013)
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Apr 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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This book has changed my view to photography! I have a Nikon D810 camera, but after reading this book I really made my mind to buy a compact camera, take that everywhere and try to reduce the objects in the frames especially in street photography. Anyway it was joyful for me!
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یکی دو نکته‌ی جالب ازش یاد گرفتم.
Aug 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
More philosophy than mechanics, this book gets to the heart of what so much photography is truly about.
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Shelves: art, photography, tutoring
The writer talks about everything except minimalism or minimalist photographer!
Sep 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Excellent book with many beautiful examples of Steve Johnson's work and philosophy of minimalist photography. Easy to read, encourages reader to explore his or her own feelings and goals in capturing images. Book format is beautiful, a pleasure to read. ...more
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Steve Johnson was originally a painter who took photographs. Over the last decade he has become a photographer who paints occasionally. His distinctive minimal style stems from the belief that subject matter is not as important as aesthetic considerations like composition, tone, and line.

He has taught visual art and undertaken commercial art projects on both sides of the Atlantic and in the Middl


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