10/18/16

Book Review: Photographs from the Edge by Art Wolfe with Rob Sheppard

Photographs from the Edge
by Art Wolfe 
with Rob Sheppard

ISBN 978-1-60774-781-9
Retails for $32.00
Photography-Techniques


ABOUT:

A MASTER PHOTOGRAPHER'S INSIGHTS ON CAPTURING 
AN EXTRAORDINARY WORLD

"Legendary nature photographer Art Wolfe presents and intimate behind-the-scenes, chronological guide to the experiences, decisions, and methods that helped him capture images from some of the most exciting locations across the globe." 


IMPRESSION:

What a gorgeous book! 
This book is a first edition and contains 280 pages filled with some of the most stunning nature and travel photography you could ever imagine by the famed photographer Art Wolfe. There are photographs of many different indigenous cultures and wildlife on its pages. Right away you learn about Art and what equipment he prefers to shoot with and how his style has evolved over the years to help him find his niche. He's been a photographer for over 40 years and lets his photos tell stories. You will read some of his stories in this book. 

I really liked the format in which his work was presented. The photographer is very elaborate with keeping track of details. You will see a photo and he tells you when and where he took the photograph and the camera, the lense and the manual camera settings he used to achieve said photo.  He also does a bit of journalism by telling the story of each photograph, which I found to be unnecessary because the photos often speak for themselves, but I do like his style of work. 
Art Wofe is so talented and this book doesn't just exist to show off his work. He gives extremely useful, and  professional photo tips throughout the book too, such as making sure to use a wider aperture when you find yourself in low light situations, or using color as a form of unifying your viewer with your subject. 

 Overall, you will find that this book is very heavy and big, but despite it's size, is absolutely awesome.  It's perfect for a coffee tabletop book. You'll want to have others see it. If you know somebody who appreciates photography, this book would make a great gift for them. 

I give this book 5 stars. 







 

*FTC DISCLAIMER: This book was provided to me complimentary through Blogging for Books in exchange I am sharing my honest and unbiased opinion.