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Throw away your camera & become a photographer, book by George Tatakis

Throw away your camera & become a photographer, book by George Tatakis

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  • Chapter 1

    Choosing a photographic subject

  • Chapter 2

    Finding your style

  • Chapter 3

    Composition. The Basics

  • Chapter 4

    The mechanics of light

  • Chapter 5

    On artistic concerns. Forgive me Nietzche, for the time has come to betray you

  • Chapter 6

    Why did I quit my 9-5 job when I got a raise

  • Chapter 7

    Make more crappy photos. After all, it is what you do best

  • Chapter 8

    Master your inner demons and do it!

  • Chapter 9

    Which camera should I buy

  • Chapter 10

    Art is about communicating your thoughts. But is that enough?

  • Chapter 11

    There is no reality, so all your photos are staged

  • Chapter 12

    Use your dreams in your photography

  • Chapter 13

    I will never, ever again enter a paid photography competition

  • Chapter 14

    Will artificial intelligence replace photographers?

  • Chapter 15

    100+2 essential books for a photo library


Photography guide: composition, light and philosophy.

5-star review by Readers' Favorite!

Throwing away your camera when you want to be a photographer may sound weird at first. Still, all this book is about is for you to escape the first significant barrier in photography, which is photography gear.

We understand now that an essential part of becoming a photographer is to master light and be able to create images by using it appropriately. That is all there is to it. At least the artisan part of it. You need to understand how light represents real-life forms and use it within your photographic frame to create a beautiful, attractive visual stimulus for human emotions.


by George Tatakis

George Tatakis is an internationally awarded photographer, exhibiting and publishing his work in important institutions and media, such as the Benaki and Fragonard museums, the New York Times, National Geographic and LFI. his body of work and numbered print owners are archived at the Benaki Museum.


Product details

  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0BKDK7M7R
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ George Tatakis (October 24, 2022)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 224 pages
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 979-8359719544
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 14.1 ounces
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 6 x 0.72 x 9 inches
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