Photographer’s Library: Edge of Darkness

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Photographer’s Library: Edge of Darkness The art, craft, and power of the high definition monochrome photograph by Barry Thornton, published 2000 by Argentum

I really liked Barry’s book Elements, so I was looking forward to reading this one. I was regularly checking the price on Amazon UK and when I found a copy that was in a good condition and reasonably priced, I did not hesitate and bought one.

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Photographer’s Library: Aspects of Expression

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Photographer’s Library: Aspects of Expression by Paul Gallagher, published 2008 by Argentum

Sometimes you just need to be a bit lucky. I was this time. During my random visit to the charity shop, I’ve spotted this book on the shelf. Picked it up and had a quick scan through it. I paid £3  and took the book away with me.

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So how was the year 2020

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So how was the year 2020.

This year was everything but normal.

Pandemic changed everything that we planned and with no travel, there were a lot less photographic opportunities. Same applies for exhibitions and festivals.

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Photographer’s Library: The World of Olegas Truchanas

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Photographer’s Library: The World of Olegas Truchanas

First published 1975 by the Olegeas Truchanas Publication Committee, Hobart

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Photographer’s Library: Journeys Into the Wild by Peter Dombrovskis

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Photographer’s Library: Journeys Into the Wild

The Photography by Peter Dombrovskis, Published by the National Library of Australia 2017

I have plenty of photographic books in my library. I thought, I probably know every world-renowned landscape photographer past and present. One day, I was listening to the podcast with Joe Cornish and he mentioned his two favourite photographers: Paul Wakefield and Peter Dombrovskis. OK, I have heard about Paul Wakefield and already have a book where he contributed his photos to. But Dombrovskis? No, never heard of him.

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I made a book with Saal Digital

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I made a book with Saal Digital.

How was the experience? Here is the story.

Somewhere on the internet, most likely on Facebook, I found the advertisement. It said something like: “We need photographers to test out products….”.

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So how was the 2019

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With the year 2019 gone, it’s time to look back.

Here are a few numbers about last year.

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Photographer’s Library : Analog Photography – Reference manual for shooting film

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A book by Andrew Bellamy.

Softcover First English edition 2017 (c)Princeton Architectural Press edition 2019

Photographer’s Library: Analog Photography

Since my last Photographer’s Library blog post I acquired quite a few books and its time to introduce a few of them to you.

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Photographer’s Library : Elements – The Making of Fine Monochrome Prints

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A book by Barry Thornton.

Hardcover Second edition 1997 (c)Creative Monochrome Ltd, Printed in England by Saunders&Williams Ltd

Photographer’s Library: Elements

Author Barry Thornton was regarded as one of the most technically accomplished photographers in the country. Also, he was known as bestseller author of books Elements and Edge of Darkness. Although Barry past away you can still find his articles on the internet. The link is  HERE.

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Photographer’s Library : Odyssey and Photographs

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Four National Geographic field men.

Hardcover, English edition (c)2008 National Geographic Society

Who does not know The National Geographic Society?  I am sure there are not that many people here not knowing what I am talking about. 

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The Photography Show 2019

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Every year it’s like a tradition. In March there is a big show in NEC Birmingham UK focused on photography. Like every year, I attended the show this year again.

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Out with Lady Grey

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I met Lomo Lady Gray 400 by chance, in Boots drug store. It was a 3 film pack on SALE!  3 rolls of  36 exposures films for £2 ( normal price per pack is £16.99).  I bought all the packs they had in the shop. Bargain. I did not know much about this film, but I took my chances.  

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