The Complete Photographer by Tom Ang Book Review

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The Complete Photographer by Tom Ang is a dream book for both amateur and professional photographers. As an amateur I soaked in each chapter and learned many great techniques. Each chapter is dedicated to one form of photography. Ang covers everything from portrait, sports, documentary, fine arts and much more. Inside each chapter he gives you what seems like a vast amount of information in one chapter.

For instance in the last chapter on Fine Arts photography, we first get an introduction and history of fine arts.   Following are several pages of tutorials showing the reader how to look for light, contrast and more.   The analysis invites you to learn how to examine a photograph’s composition, focus and texture.   Ang interviews and follows a professional photographer that specializes in that type of photography.   There are moment by moment pictures showing us how the photographer works.   Each chapter also includes an assignment to go out and practice capturing our own images of what we learned.

I was inspired by the beautiful photographs and the photographer’s process.   The Complete Photographer is clearly written, easy to follow and inspiring.   It made me want to go out and practice, practice, practice! 

  • Hardcover: 400 pages
  • Publisher: DK Publishing (July 19, 2010)
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    1. Donna Holmberg says:

      Oh wow… this sounds like such a great book. I’ve added it to my wish list for Xmas in hopes that hubby will be back to work by then. He’s been laid off since January. If I get the book, I’ll send you a great shot to prove what I’ve learned from it… I promise!

    2. I’m a photography enthusiast and this sounds like a book I would love to review… I’m always looking to improve and enhance my skills and techniques.

    3. Anne Taylor says:

      My eldest daughter loves to photograph architecture and the such. She has everything she needs to make her own dark room and develop her photos but the room! lol She would love this book!

    4. This sounds like an awesome book, i always love photography, but never really had the best camera, but this sounds like a lot of great skills anyone could have with the help of a good guide

    5. andrew william says:

      thank you for the review. I was going through a few books in the bookshop and found this to be the most interesting, it is a book that takes you to the next level, not on the basics of photography, but how to take great shots and making photography into an art form, I came back and was thinking of wanting to purchase it as it was quite pricy and above my budget. I shared my find with a friend about this book, he went ahead and bought it as a present for me.

    6. andrew william says:

      thank you for the review. I was going through a few books in the bookshop and found this to be the most interesting, it is a book that takes you to the next level, not on the basics of photography, but how to take great shots and making photography into an art form, I came back and was thinking of wanting to purchase it as it was quite pricy and above my budget.

      I shared my find with a friend about this book, he went ahead and bought it as a present for me.

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