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Tao of Photography: Unlock your Creativity Using the Wisdom of the East

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Take a deeper look into photography. Tao of Photography helps you apply Tao concepts of Yin and Yang and the Way to your work by balancing the pros and cons of one action over another in every decision: whether to choose color or black-and-white film fast film or film-grained wide angle or long lens large or small format high or low viewpoint light or dark exposure. Basic ...more
Paperback, 144 pages
Published November 1st 2000 by Amphoto Books (first published October 12th 2000)
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Kevin
Feb 10, 2018 rated it liked it
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I find Taoism to be the simplest and most intuitive philosophy. I therefore learn little when I study it. Tao is all about going with the flow. In the case of photography, you don't want to be fighting the limitations of your equipment or settings. So the first half of the book is a basic guide to photography. There are two- to six-page chapters on various topics such as black and white, film grain, exposure, managing color, etc. But it's nice because it's talking in terms of applying them your ...more
Lindsay
Jan 22, 2008 rated it liked it
This one gets a little old quickly - it's all about "letting the picture happen" and trying not to control anything. Which is a nice theory but redundant when it goes on for 150 pages.
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Dec 28, 2007 rated it really liked it
More inspirational than instructional, this book uses stunning photographs and simple prose to explain how Taoism relates to photography. A good read.
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Photographer, author, traveller and academic. A specialist in travel and digital photography, he has photographed extensively in Central Asia. He won the Thomas Cook award for best Illustrated Travel Book for his coverage of the Marco Polo Expedition.

Ang was senior lecturer in photographic practice at the University of Westminster for over 12 years (1991–2004) and created the MA Photographic Journ
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