Synopses & Reviews
When a photograph captivates you and stirs your soul, you know it instinctively. You not only see the image, you feel it. But how do you capture shots like that with your own camera? How do you make your photographs worth the proverbial thousand words? From portraits to landscapes, still-lifes to documentary shots, Expressive Photography will not only show you why certain images sing, but will also teach you how to create your own compelling photographic images-one click at a time. Visually stunning, and unique in its collaborative approach, this book brings the spirit of the immensely popular Shutter Sisters’ blog to the printed page through the voice and photography of its founding members.
* Written by the immensely popular Shutter Sisters, Blogger's Choice Award nominees for best blog * Themed chapters containing the voices of several photographers give artistic insights into any shooting opportunity * Evocative imagery that captures the emotion of the moment *Compositional tips and recommendations throughout
“Ten women photographers shooting from the heart collaborate and produce a wonderfully complete reference book for exactly that: expressive photographing…. The Shutter Sister’s Expressive Photography is an eye-candy guidebook that illustrates how delightful and heartfelt images can be captured. From lighting through perspective and composition to approach, the reader is inspired to look at simple life and the world around them with a rejuvenated creative eye…. The book is filled with images from many facets of photographic opportunities-life as it happens in all sorts of lighting situations: outdoor in natural light; indoor with artificial light; or soft light from a window; and the world at night…. I absolutely loved this book and many times have it by my bedside for inspiration. It will be a cherished present for the avid photography buff.” -Sacramento Book Review
“Ten authors, collectively known as the Shutter Sisters, successfully parlay their blog (shuttersisters.com) into an analogous print format, which is no small feat! Edited by Clark-a professional photographer and founder of the Sisters-the book is unusual among photography guides because it is far more concerned with questions of why than with lengthy explanations of how. The advice presented in this approachable guide addresses primarily issues of creativity, inspiration, and meaning for photographers in a way that many will find helpful. It is likely to appeal most to photographers less enamored by technological gadgetry and to busy young parents.” -Library Journal
"For the person who likes to take pictures or just got a new camera, EXPRESSIVE PHOTOGRAPHY: THE SHUTTER SISTERS' GUIDE TO SHOOTING FROM THE HEART is a collection of photographic techniques and ideas from a group of women who call themselves The Shutter Sisters. Check out their cool website to get a feel for their style. I love the life-infused tone and hearing different approaches to this accessible art form. Why not go the extra step and turn your photography more into art than chronicles?" -Ecomama Guide to Living Green blog
For the first time, incredibly talented, artistic, and experienced female photographers team up to bring a fresh and creative guide to shake up the world of technical photography manuals. This is all about the moment and the expression to showcase the beauty in the lives of women though the lens of a camera. This will show how to capture the emotion of the subject through visually stunning images and well-written and engaging words. Inspired female photographers will be able to turn artistic ambitions into creative and passionate images through well-thought themed chapters such as childhood, togetherness, nature, animals, and stillness.
* Written by the immensely popular Shutter Sisters, Blogger's Choice Award nominees for best blog
* Themed chapters containing the voices of several photographers give artistic insights into any shooting opportunity
* Evocative imagery that captures the emotion of the moment
*Compositional tips and recommendations throughout
Visually stunning, and unique in its collaborative approach, this book brings the spirit of the immensely popular Shutter Sisters' blog to the printed page through the voice and photography of its founding members. From portraits to landscapes, still lifes to documentary shots, "Expressive Photography" will teach readers how to create their own compelling photographic images--one click at a time.
A good image tells you something, makes you feel something - this beautiful guide will show just how to bring your photos to life with emotion
Table of Contents
Solitude; Nature; Childhood; Horizons; Stillness; Table; Spaces; Animals; Togetherness; Documentary; Sisters Photography Primer; Glossary