Østre havn (Eastern Harbour) in Aalborg
At the beach, shortly after a heavy shower..
Photographer CJ Chilvers has just published an eBook named just like the amazing blog he is running, A Lesser Photographer
For those who do not know this blog, here’s the basics:
More gear is not the way to get better pictures. Being more adventurous and creative is.
If you haven’t been reading the blog, this book is a great starting point for getting into his way of thinking.
The book is basically built on the many blog posts CJ Chilvers has published in the past. In a way this is a good thing, as many of the things he’s been writing about have some good take away points. But it is also a bit drawback for the people who already dig his philosophy.
Still, I do not feel cheated. The book collects all the essential information and points in one place, making it feel much more complete and drives the points home in a much more concise way.
Apart from that, the book contains some beautiful full page slogans, which I, had it been my book, would have offered as posters too.
Having read the book I am even more convinced that buying more gear is not the way to go and I will definitely revisit this book again.
Even though much of the material is taken from a blog, I will still recommend this book to every photographer who are getting ready to get rid of the urge for more gear and focus on taking great and unique pictures instead.
(This post was originally written in Danish)
A winters day at the beach