Creative Photography Lab
52 Fun Exercises for Developing Self-Expression with Your Camera
Publication Date: August 2013
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Go ahead, have fun with your photography. "Creative Photography Lab" is a collection of fun and silly photography exercises designed to teach you something about your camera (and yourself ). Whether you're rockin' a digital SLR, a point and shoot, or even a phone camera, this book will:
- Provide easy exercises to help you discover your own personal style.
- Tackle the technical stuff.
- Explore a new way of seeing.
- Turn your camera into a powerful tool of self-expression.
- Help you capture amazing shots for your blog, social media, photo albums, your wall at home, or just for yourself.
You don't have to be a professional photographer or own expensive cameras and equipment to get inspiring shots. If you've ever taken a picture, this book is for you. Warning: once you get started, you'll never want to stop.
Carla Sonheim is an artist and creativity workshop instructor known for her fun and innovative projects and techniques. A popular teacher for Artfest, Art & Soul, and similar workshop venues, she has been called a "gifted facilitator" and loves to help adult students recover a more child-like play approach to creating. As one student recently put it, "[Being in your workshop] is like being a kid again, but we get to do it as an adult." Carla's Girls paintings are showcased in numerous galleries nationwide, as well as in private and corporate collections around the world. She is the author of Drawing Lab for Mixed-Media Artists and Drawing and Painting Imaginary Animals. She currently resides in Seattle, WA. Visit her online at http: //www.carlasonheim.etsy.com and http: //www.carlasonheim.wordpress.com.
"The 52 assignments here will nurture readers’ photography skills by acclimating them to photographic technology and by encouraging them to make this largely digital and mechanical medium more their own. Commercial photographer Steve Sonheim and artist, instructor, and author Carla Sonheim (Drawing Lab for Mixed Media Artists: 52 Creative Exercises To Make Drawing Fun) believe in the significance of a photograph, even in this age of ubiquitous cameras. Sections on observation, light, storytelling, portraiture, and more will help readers realize photography’s creative potential. Assignments allow readers to use their choice of digital single-lens reflex, point-and-shoot, or smartphone cameras. VERDICT This highly accessible guidebook will have broad appeal." - Library Journal