Bridging the gap between the vision in your head and the resulting image can sometimes be a frustrating experience. However, if you have a passion for photography and a feel for your gear, it can be done. Steve Simon teaches you how in his book, The Passionate Photographer: Ten Steps Toward Becoming Great.
Simon distills four years of photo school down into this 264 page guide. With the author/photographer's tips and advice you'll learn the ten crucial steps every photographer needs to take. Core concepts include: working on personal projects, shooting a large volume of focused work, concentration, strategies for approaching strangers, and others. Additionally, the book includes "Lessons Learned", inspiration and advice culled from Simon's 30 plus years in the industry.
- Core Concepts Include:
- The power of working on personal projects to fuel your passion and vision
- Shooting a large and targeted volume of work, which leads to a technical competence that lets your creativity soar
- Learning to focus your concentration as your shoot, and move outside your comfort zone, past your fears toward the next great image
- Strategies for approaching strangers to create successful portraits
- How to edit your work and seek second opinions to identify strengths and weaknesses, offering opportunities for growth and improvement with the goal of sharing your work with the world
- The critical need to follow, see, and capture the light around you
- Lessons Learned
- Along the way, Simon offers inspiration with "Lessons Learned" culled from his own extensive experience and archive of photojournalism and personal projects, as well as images and stories from other acclaimed photographers. If you're ready to be inspired and challenge yourself to take your photography to the next level, The Passionate Photographer provides ideas and creative solutions to transform that passion into images that convey your unique personal vision
- About the Author
- Steve Simon has been documenting the beauty and drama of the human condition his entire photographic life. His work has been featured at the Visa Pour L'Image Photojournalism Festival in Perpignan, France, and at solo shows in New York, Buenos Aires, Toronto, and Montreal. He's received numerous honors and recognitions, including Canadian Newspaper Photographer of the Year. He is on the faculties of ICP and SVA in New York City, where he lives