Print and the Process, The: Taking Compelling Photographs from Vision to Expression
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An assignment photographer specializing in humanitarian projects and world photography, David duChemin has been creating compelling stories with a camera in hand for over 20 years. A passionate contributor to the international photography community, duChemin's first book, Within the Frame: The Journey of Photographic Vision, received worldwide acclaim for its vision, passion, and depth.
David has shot on five continents for assignments and projects covering places as diverse as Paris, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Peru, Ethiopia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, India, Nepal, and Mongolia. Find David online at Pixelatedimage.com.
The Print and the Process is a book of ideas, thoughts, and techniques about our photographs and the process that leads us to the final image. (To be clear, it is not an instructional book about how to print your images.) In this beautiful book, David duChemin takes the reader behind the scenes on four distinct photographic projects, discussing motivation, image creation, and post-production. The projects he walks the reader through are from Iceland, Kenya, Antarctica, and Venice
Each project begins with a beautiful series of 20-30 final images from that project
In this section, the reader will see the project images again but as thumbnails, and David goes through each one, explaining very thoroughly his process. duChemin does not "pre-visualize" a scene, as Ansel Adams famously discussed. Instead, he feels it. And it's from that feeling that he begins working with the elements in front of him and looking at the choices available to him. As he moves around, including and excluding elements from the frame, the camera and the photographer become collaborators. It's from this struggle that the final image emerges.
DuChemin has been making images for over two decades, and this process has changed and evolved during that time. By exploring duChemin's images and reflecting on the process behind them
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This review is from: The Print and the Process: Taking Compelling Photographs from Vision to Expression (Paperback)When a photographer first begins to capture images he needs instruction in the basics, like exposure, focus, image processing and so forth. As he or she progresses, the photographer extends his or her learning to composition and vision and using image processing software to explicate vision. Once a photographer has mastered these more advanced topics, how does he or she continue his or her learning experience? For me, at least, it has been by examining the work of other visual artists, including not just photographers but painters and sculptors. The process is often enhanced when the artist offers an explanation of his work. Perhaps the most famous photography book of this sort is "Examples: The Making of 40 Photographs" by Ansel Adams. All of this is by way of introducing David duChemin's latest book "The Print and the Process"... Read more
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This review is from: The Print and the Process: Taking Compelling Photographs from Vision to Expression (Paperback)David's work has kept me a fan for quite some time and this book is yet another reminder of why he does what he does so well. Like another review said, I hardly ever read photography books cover to cover, but I found every snippet of this book to be worthy of my time. He strikes a beautiful balance between vision and technicality. While reading, I constantly found myself evaluating my own vision and I can say that I have walked away with a greater ability to capture the images I want to. However, David didn't do this through a, this is what I do and this is what's right approach. He simply evaluates his own vison in an easy to read, easy to look at book that begs the reader to do the same with their own vision and work. The book isn't so much for the beginner photographer that know's little about what they want, but for the developed photographer this book will help you figure out how to take your work to the next level. As an owner of many photography books, I can confidently... Read more
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Continuing my photographic journey and education...,
This review is from: The Print and the Process: Taking Compelling Photographs from Vision to Expression (Paperback)I found David through his awesome blog when I had gotten back into (and serious about) photography again. Shortly after finding David's online presence he published his first book and I've been there ever since. If you've ever been lucky enough to hear David speak in person or online you know that his books are written in his voice (yes, I hear him speaking, narrating his words when I'm reading...). This book is no different. David's books read as a discussion on photography, not a lecture.
Picking up and expanding on his "The Print and the Process" e-books, "The Print and the Process: Taking Compelling Photographs from Vision to Expression" takes you along as David travels to four very different parts of the world. He shares with you his emotions (writing about some very personal things) and motivations for taking the photos he shares in this book. Not only does he discuss what was going on 'out in the field' while shooting, but what equipment he used and his digital... Read more
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01 About Process
04 Kenya, The BOMA Project
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