The Photographer’s Playbook: 307 Assignments and Ideas

January 6, 2020 - Comment

The best way to learn is by doing. The Photographer’s Playbook features photography assignments, as well as ideas, stories and anecdotes from many of the world’s most talented photographers and photography professionals. Whether you’re looking for exercises to improve your craft—alone or in a group—or you’re interested in learning more about the medium, this playful

The best way to learn is by doing. The Photographer’s Playbook features photography assignments, as well as ideas, stories and anecdotes from many of the world’s most talented photographers and photography professionals. Whether you’re looking for exercises to improve your craft—alone or in a group—or you’re interested in learning more about the medium, this playful collection will inspire fresh ways of engaging with photographic process. Inside you will find advice for better shooting and editing, creative ways to start new projects, games and activities and insight into the practices of those responsible for our most iconic photographs—John Baldessari, Tina Barney, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Jim Goldberg, Miranda July, Susan Meiselas, Stephen Shore, Alec Soth, Tim Walker and many more. The book also features a Polaroid alphabet by Mike Slack, which divides each chapter, and a handy subject guide. Edited by acclaimed photographers Jason Fulford and Gregory Halpern, the assignments and project ideas in this book are indispensable for teachers and students, and great fun for everyone fascinated by taking pictures.

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Anonymous says:

Get Ready to Stretch Your Creative Muscles This is a great book for someone stuck in a photographic rut… The 300+ exercises are all different and designed to challenge you creatively. One of the things I really enjoyed is that net every assignment involves a camera. Several of the exercises are writing or drawing based. While they won’t directly improve your camera skills, they will stretch your creative muscles in interesting ways.Other good things about the book:Every exercise comes from an artist – this…

Anonymous says:

I can imagine this to be a great resource for any photographer feeling stuck creatively (or those … This is not going to be of help for most commercial photographers…I’ve noticed the lowest reviews are by folks who are looking to improve technical skills. I can imagine this to be a great resource for any photographer feeling stuck creatively (or those who need a good laugh). Some of my friends/photo heroes have been generous and thoughtful enough to share their successful assignments or strategies to get out of a foto-funk. So far in browsing, I already read 3 great entries that I would…

Anonymous says:

Lots of ideas Scanning this book and using small memo stickers for pages I want to come back to when I get to the last assignment.They are some wonderful ideas and you can’t help but come up with many more as you read them. There is plenty of space to add notes as I have as you go along.If your willing to put in the time the ideas within will keep you busy.

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