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07/04/2005 08:53:28 AM · #1
On Photography - Susan Sontag

I just finished reading this book and I find it very insightful as to the meaning behind photographs and the taking of photos. This book is a critique of photography as art, philosophy, and psychology. I've found her observations of the effects of using a camera on the photographer to be quite on the mark.

I've put Shake Hands With the Devil on my reading list since several people have recommended it to me.
07/04/2005 08:17:28 AM · #2
Just thought I'd let you know that I got the Romeo Dallaire book last week and have read a good enough chunk to recommend it to all of you.
06/28/2005 04:17:07 PM · #3
Originally posted by Shrued:

One of the best photography purchases I ever made.

Understanding Exposure by Bryan Peterson


Yes, I've looked through that book...that would have been a great purchase!

I ended up buying Shake Hands With The Devil: The Failure of Humanity in Rwanda by Romeo Dallaire and Truth Needs No Ally: Inside Photojournalism by Howard Chapnick.
06/28/2005 04:14:04 PM · #4
One of the best photography purchases I ever made.

Understanding Exposure by Bryan Peterson
06/28/2005 04:10:49 PM · #5
If you've been feeling a little blue, check out this book.

I admit that I haven't read it, but the customer reviews are as entertaining as the book description.
06/28/2005 03:03:13 PM · #6
The Fionavar Tapestry - by Guy Gavriel Kay
06/28/2005 02:26:16 PM · #7
The Photoshop Book for Digital Photographers - Scott Kelby

(I'd tell you my favorites for Fiction/reading pleasure, but I know tastes can be so varied. I prefer to invest in "Reference" books as I will use them over and over whereas I will not read a story more than once, so I get most of them from the library. I keep just enough Fiction to make my bookshelves look pretty :)

~Laura
06/28/2005 02:16:15 PM · #8
The Faraway Tree by Enid Blyton. My favourite book when I was a kid ;p


06/28/2005 01:49:34 PM · #9
Originally posted by colyla:

Real World
CAMERA RAW
with Adobe Photoshop CS
by Bruce Fraser
ISBN: 032127878x

bought at BAMM for $34.99 but you can get it cheaper from bookpool.com or amazon for cheaper


Ditto on this one!
06/27/2005 01:13:23 PM · #10
I know this doesn't answer your latest question but I came across this book that looks like it would be hilarious.

How to Be a Canadian - Even If You Already Are One

I haven't read the other two books but would suggest the one by Romeo Dallaire. I have only heard good reviews about it.

Message edited by author 2005-06-27 13:15:08.
06/27/2005 01:08:33 PM · #11
bump?
06/27/2005 10:52:42 AM · #12
Okay...regarding Rwanda, I've been told that both "We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed With Our Families" by Philip Gourevitch and "Shake Hands With The Devil" by Romeo Dallaire are great books.

For those who have read them, which one do you recommend more/first?
06/22/2005 03:45:05 PM · #13
Originally posted by Tranquil:

Wizard's First Rule by Terry Goodkind (read it!)



Once you're hooked you'll want to read the next 8 in the series. I'm waiting for the latest to come out in paperback.
06/22/2005 03:43:24 PM · #14
Wizard's First Rule by Terry Goodkind (read it!)

The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down by Anne Fadiman (only book when I cried... fantastic read)

The New Manual of Photography by John Hedgecoe (bible-esque)

I Highly Highly recommend these books. I have read all but the last of Terry Goodkind's and it is phenomenal stuff... for a one-book read, Anne Fadiman writes beautifully.

Voila

Lee
06/22/2005 03:34:15 PM · #15
Photography and the Art of Seeing - Freeman Patterson

Any of the other titles by Freeman Patterson and André Gallant

06/22/2005 03:30:19 PM · #16
I really like "taking great photographs: How to get the best picture, every time, with every camera" by John Freeman.

And "digital photographer's handbook" by Tom Ang
06/22/2005 03:20:19 PM · #17
Originally posted by colyla:

Real World
CAMERA RAW
with Adobe Photoshop CS
by Bruce Fraser
ISBN: 032127878x

bought at BAMM for $34.99 but you can get it cheaper from bookpool.com or amazon for cheaper


Seconded, thirded and fourthed!
I was recommended this book on DPC and it's been a real help to me.
06/22/2005 03:08:19 PM · #18
Digital Photography Bible Desktop Edition - Dan Simon

This is definitely a great book for beginners, but I like to browse through it the night before going on a photographic day trip to refresh my memory on certain aspects.

Very good reference book for digital photography. Here's the link to the companion site that you can view certain things that he refers to in the book.

Message edited by author 2005-06-22 15:08:47.
06/22/2005 03:05:47 PM · #19
Recommended reading :
Paul Harcourt Davies - The Complete Guide to Macro & Close-up Photography
John Shaw - Closeups in nature
Hicks & Shultz - Still life & special effects photography
Ansel Adams - Examples The making of 40 photographs
Ansel Adams - An Autobiography
Robert Ludlum - The Bourne Identity
Tim Willocks - Green River Rising
Lee Child - Killing Floor
F.P. Brooks - The Mythical Man Month - Essays on Software Engineering
DeMarco & Lister - Peopleware : : Productive Projects and Teams

06/22/2005 03:01:19 PM · #20
Anything by Dean Koontz would be great to read.
06/22/2005 03:01:06 PM · #21
They also sell cd's but I just bought the Four Tet cd I was waiting for from another store...

Maybe I'll try and decide on a few cd's.
06/22/2005 02:59:15 PM · #22
Originally posted by thatcloudthere:

Originally posted by faidoi:

Originally posted by thatcloudthere:

Simple, I've got $40 to spend on a book (I got a G/C) ...


Which store is the GC for?


Chapters


I thought it may be Borders or Barnes & Nobles because they usually have extra 10%-40% if you wait for the coupon. Oh well.
06/22/2005 02:57:26 PM · #23
Originally posted by faidoi:

Originally posted by thatcloudthere:

Simple, I've got $40 to spend on a book (I got a G/C) ...


Which store is the GC for?


Chapters/Indigo/Coles (or //www.chapters.ca)

I'd get "The Art of Seeing" but it looks like they're out of stock...

Message edited by author 2005-06-22 14:58:33.
06/22/2005 02:55:47 PM · #24
Originally posted by thatcloudthere:

Simple, I've got $40 to spend on a book (I got a G/C) ...


Which store is the GC for?
06/22/2005 02:35:06 PM · #25
The Art Of Seeing - Reuters

Selling line: It will inspire you and motivate you. It will take you through an emotional journey too.



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