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.


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.

Firstly let me tell you this. Analog Photography – Reference manual for shooting film is truly for everybody, not just for beginners. This book is beautifully designed and I wanted to buy it since I discovered it on the net.


The book is divided into 6 chapters:

  • General nomenclature
  • Lenses
  • Speeds & Exposure
  • Effects of Aperture & Shutter speed
  • Film and Filters

Simple as that. All chapters clearly explain all things related to analogue photography. So if you are new to all this it will be easy for you to get grip on terminology and photography jargon. It does not end here, there is a lot of diagrams and pictures ( all beautifully designed) which helps a lot. If you are an experienced photographer you will still find it fascinating to go through all photography principles.


Book is beautifully made and all book lovers will appreciate the textured cover and the slightly thick off-white pages. You will have an illusion of old vintage camera manuals when you list through the book from cover to cover.

Florian Kaps, founder of Polaroid Originals wrote :

“A few years ago, it would have been unthinkable for you to be reading these words printed with real ink on real paper,”

I cannot agree more.

So to conclude this review I would recommend this book to everyone. Go and get it while you can. It is a truly beautiful and useful book to have. You will not be disappointed.

This book was published by and can be bought from Ars-Imagio or you can order it from VETRO.

What’s your favourite photography book?

Let me know below.




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.


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. 


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.


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.  


First trip of the year – YSP 2019

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First trip of the year – YSP 2019

This place!

It is truly an inspirational place and I love to go back and explore.

Not long since I visited YSP last time, I couldn’t think of any better place to go for a walk after Christmas.


A new family member !

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Let me introduce the new family member!

Ladies and gentleman – Olympus 35RC.

I know, I know another camera. Another film camera. And it’s a rangefinder! 


Photographer’s Library : Magnum Landscape

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Magnum Landscape First published 1996

English Edition (c)1996 Phaidon Press Limited [Hardcover]

Magnum photo agency is an international photographic cooperative owned by its photographer-members, with offices in New York City, Paris, London, and Tokyo. Probably the most known photography agency in the world with archive including photographs depicting family life, drugs, religion, war, poverty, famine, crime, government, and celebrities. This book is a bit different, as it’s all about landscapes around us as seen by members of the Magnum.


Photographer’s Library : Galen Rowell

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Photographer’s Library: Galen Rowell

I’m not entirely sure where to start with this one. This will be a multiple review, as I do own quite a few (5) of Galen Rowell’s books.