Where to start with a product like this – let’s be frank, this is an excellent product, and for the price it is simply a must buy. Guy Tal, who is himself a wonderfully gifted photographer and artist, has created a guide to Creative Landscape Photography that leads the reader on a journey of discovery, self-development, soul-searching and finally understanding.
I believe anyone, from complete beginners to seasoned professionals can learn from this book. I cannot recommend it highly enough.
The purpose of the book is to lead the reader on their own personal journey, not by creating a rigid, must do structure, but outlining avenues of discovery that can prove fruitful.
The framework of the book is the Creative Process, or Creative Cycle if one prefers a circuitous analogy.
CAPTURE – VISUALISATION – COMPOSITION – CAPTURE – PROCESSING – PRESENTATION
Each of these chapters is further subdivided into related topics that create a thorough analysis of the subject matter. The chapters a long enough to be thorough and short enough to be digested. As one reads the text and views the excellent accompanying images. it is constantly being affirmed that Guy knows what he is talking about.
Each chapter is accompanied by a practical exercise where the reader is urged out into the field to practise, practise and practise. Guy uses the analogy that the creativity s a muscle and needs regular workouts to perform at its best.
There are hundreds, if not thousands of Photography Tuition books, videos, eBooks and applications out there for the people keen to improve their skills with a camera. Many of them are worthwhile, some are just awful.
Having read my fair share of them, I can say without fear or doubt – Creative Landscape Photography by Guy Tal is a superb guide to the Creative Process. And at the price, there is no better value out there.