Monday, December 20, 2010

A Book Review and a Giveaway - The Daily Book of Photography

Happy Monday, friends!

Friday got away from me and before I knew it the week was over and I skipped a day on the blog! It definitely happens from time to time and this time I blame it on the busy holiday season!

What I had planned to blog about is this great new book, The Daily Book of Photography, that was sent to me for review.

The Daily Book of Photography

It's pretty clear to professional, amateur and non-photographers that there’s much, much more to photography than simply snapping or viewing a pretty picture. For me photography is personal and it's about capturing a moment - it can be something that is seemingly inconsequential but it means something...something to me. Photography moves me and intrigues me. And, this mysterious and mechanical art form has a rich history that invites deeper exploration. This book,
The Daily Book of Photography, provides 365 readings that will teach, inspire and entertain you - one reading for every day of the year. Packed full of beautiful pictures and stimulating information, this photography book is a staple for everyone who loves to point and click.

The daily readings featured in ten rotating categories offer a colorful snapshot (pun intended!) of the people, places, and events that have shaped the evolution of photography. You can start the year off with a practical lesson on the art of simple picture taking and then learn how famous photographers, from Ansel Adams to Robert Mapplethorpe, have helped us see the world differently. Dozens of original photographs from talented photographers are featured throughout the book and guest contributors show current innovations and new twists on old-school (ie. non-digital) methods for truly spectacular images.

The categories include Photography 101, History of Photography, Famous Photographers, Nature and Landscapes, Portraits, Sports and Photojournalism, Fashion and Beauty and Social and Political Commentary.

The Daily Book of Photography

I really, really love this book. Just flipping through it I found so many great tips, ideas and inspiration. It offers great information and visual storytelling from a collection of unique voices from the world of photography.

And not only did I receive one copy for myself but I also received a copy to giveaway to one of my readers! The timing is perfect because with a brand-new year on the horizon this is a great book to add to your collection.

Here's how it will work...

1. Leave a comment and get an entry
2. Email me and get an entry
3. Tweet about the giveaway and get another entry
4. Share the giveaway on Facebook get the idea! Another entry!

Be sure to let me know about the tweeting and the facebooking by leaving another comment or sending me an email!

The giveaway will be open for one week so you can think of it as my holiday gift to you! The winner will be announced on Monday, December 27th.

The Daily Book of Photography

Here's some information about the book...

The Daily Book of Photography

By Simon Alexander, Grier Cooper, Bill Diller, David Greenberg, Tom Hauck, Melissa LaRose, Matthew Roharik, David J. Schmidt & Christine Walsh-Newton

Walter Foster Publishing
October 2010
ISBN: 978-1-60058-211-0
$22.95, hardcover
376 pages, 300 photos


I received one or more of the products or services mentioned for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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