This 120 page book not only contains more than 100 photos of Israel, it also contains photographic tips and examples also using photos taken in Israel. It is suitable for the coffee table and as a photography or art, student resource. It is also suitable for entry level photographers wanting to know how to take better photos as it illustrates entry level tips on how to create beautiful photos.
Jennifer Phillips is a member of a number of organisations including the Gold Coast Writers Association and the Australian Federation of Graduate Women. She is a teacher and author of 9 books to date covering a range of subjects and genres. She was awarded the title of Massey Scholar and has won awards in other fields as well, including academic writing and is known for her unique forms of poetry. Her writings inspire faith in her readers and come as a result of her own rich and deep personal journey in faith which has opened the door for her to speak to and teach all ages.
The tips on photography in the first part of this book are practical and Jennifer shows the reader how to improve the compositions.
Jennifer begins her book by explaining; 'I like my photos to be more than just 'pretty pictures'. I like them to speak, to say something significant about the subject.' And speak she does with breathtaking images, cleaver and stylish portrayal of a country of diverse landscapes, cultures and settings.
Her 'can you see the mistakes' page had me saying, I think she meant to center that more and the like. To an amateur such as me they were still good, but I could see what she meant from her previous suggestions.
When people are the topic as in 'Nazareth Village' P43 you can see the woman concentrating on spinning the thread, she could have been there in any age.
The scale of the landscape is accentuated by the stairs climbing up to the flag as in Masada P59.
The poetry beside the modern whale statue 'A Whale of a Truth' on P67 Jaffa, enhanced the old and new in the same area combination.
Views through windows, a flower growing on a rock, then the light coming in from the roof of temple both majestic and awe inspiring.
Soldiers; with raised guns, standing side by side, is dramatic.
The busy markets and stalls, tourists at the Mt of Olives, the view from the Women's Prayer house with barbed wire intruding on the historical land below.
This coffee table book is one to be appreciated by anyone ready for a journey that touches the soul.
This is a lovely book with a nice twist on the usual photographic journal. There are fabulous photo's that evoke a sense of raw reality as well as beautiful vistas. The tips and commentary make it a lovely book to read.