If you are looking for some inspiration to help you take more pictures in the upcoming year, Photo Op: 52 Weekly Ideas for Creative Image-Making might just be the book for you.
Photo Op: 52 Weekly Ideas for Creative Image-Making has 52 inspirational ideas with practical advice on how to achieve them.
Each project is explained in detail so that it easy to create the same type of images contained within the inspiring photos in the book.
There are helpful tips for taking portraits, light painting, creating redscale photos, avoiding touristy shots, using a pinhole camera, creating patterned bokeh, Perspex reflections, and so much more.
The book uses different types of cameras, so not all 52 of the techniques that are used will be accessible to you if you don’t have all of the cameras, but you can still use the techniques as inspiration. So if you don’t have a Holga, a Lomo LC-A, a tilt shift lens, or a polaroid camera, you won’t be able to do those specific projects.
However, that doesn’t mean you can’t use those same ideas using a different method. If you are lacking a tilt-shift lens, there are a lot of tutorials online that show you how to create tilt-shift image in post processing. Keep an open mind and you will get a lot more out of the camera.
Every single idea has multiple images to help keep the inspiration flowing. Just looking at the book will have your fingers itching to take a photo, any photo.
This book is what you need to keep you inspired throughout the year. It might just be the push you need to take more photos in 2012. So don’t wait, buy your copy now.
If you live in Rancho Cucamonga, you probably won’t be able to find the book in a bookstore near you, but you can find a new copy of the book online on Amazon for about $14, which is less expensive than you would find in a store anyway.
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