If you’re as passionate about photography as I am, I have some great sources of photo inspiration for you to start your weekend.
Art of Composition Lectures
If you’re looking to improve your photography Art Wolfe (@artwolfe) is running a series of lectures on the Art of Composition in 5 cities through October. Check out the schedule here on his web site and if you sign up be sure to share that you found out about it via the JMG-Galleries blog. If you’re in the SF Bay area Art will be in San Jose on September 25th.
Inspiring Books & Prints
Michael E. Gordon (@MichaelEGordon) has released a folio of amazing large format black and white photographs of the Southern California desert aptly titled “Desert”. Thanks to Twitter I caught wind of the release of this folio right away and bought it without hesitation. Given Michael’s fine artistic eye and technical prowess I knew this folio would be great. Upon receiving it I was not disappointed, impressed not just by the great photographs, but the detail applied to the presentation of his work. At $99 “Desert” was a bargain. If you’re a fan of Michael’s work as well pick this one up before the price reverts to $129.
William Neill (@wgneill) has released an amazing collection of his early photos from Yosemite National Park in an eBook titled William Neill’s Yosemite: Volume One. William was kind enough to share a courtesy copy of his eBook with me and it brought back a flood of memories in reading his articles and viewing his photographs in years past. This particular eBook contains over 100 pages of inspiring photographs of Yosemite’s pristine beauty. If you’re unfamiliar with William Neill’s work this is certainly a great way to introduce yourself to his incredible photography. Well worth the $10 price tag for the digital edition.
David Sanger (@davidsanger) has a wonderful book San Francisco Bay, Portrait of an Estuary. David was kind enough to provide a courtesy copy of this book to me and its an amazingly well done book. The images & essays are excellent and the print quality is superb. If you’re attracted to the beauty of the San Francisco bay area or want to learn more about its rich natural history this is a must have. David has signed copies available on his site for only $29.99. Definitely worth checking out.
Have a great weekend and as I can I’ll continue to bring you more sources of photo inspiration.