In a recent interview with DIYP, Sean Tucker presented you his new book The Meaning in the Making. We talked about the book and various challenges, secrets, and anecdotes about writing it. Naturally, I read the book before the interview, and it was one of the best things I did for myself lately. So, I figured – it’s time to write my first book review that isn’t a bunch of scribbles on Goodreads. Sean shared his thoughts as the author, and I also wanted to share mine as a reader, hoping to show you another look at it.
If you have followed the work of Sean Tucker, you probably know that he has published a book. It’s titled The Meaning in the Making and it speaks about much more than the mere technicalities of photography. It’s about our human need to create, about its beauty, complexity, and challenges, and about how we can make the absolute best out of it.
I was happy to get my hands onto a copy of the book, and then honored to speak with the author himself about it. In an interview with DIYP, Sean shared some details about writing the book, the challenges he faced, and some interesting details and anecdotes.
To celebrate the glorious beauty of our home planet, NASA has published a new photo book. Appropriately titled Earth, it contains hundreds of gorgeous aerial images of the Blue Planet. You can download a version for any eBook reader, there’s also an interactive online version – and they’re all completely free.
I recently had the pleasure of reading through Tavis Leaf Glover‘s latest book Photography Composition and Design. A book that aims to take the complex nature of composition and make it easily digestible in order to pass on 100’s if not 1000’s of years worth of information passed on through the ages.
I know, this sounds like a hoax, right? Well, it’s not. We partnered with the 5daydeal team last year and it was spectacular.
The idea is simple, every now and then you need some info, you may look for it on the forums, google or youtube, and every now and then you would buy a good eBook or a video tutorial. Over time you’ve invested quite a lot of money into your education and tools. The idea behind this bundle is quite simple; for the price of two or three of your usual buy-ins you get a very complete resource stuffed with tutorials, videos, ebooks and tools from top photographers and brands.
This means that there is a lot of info that is now sitting on your computer, waiting for you to use it, rather than look for a new book or video.
Here are some of the tutorials and name you’ll find on this package: Zack Arias (On Assignment Editorial), Alex Koloskov (Splash Photography, This alone is $250), David Duchemin (The Inspired Eye), Joel Grimes(Start To Finish Series), Trey Ratcliff (Landscape Photography: New Zealand) And many more.
Learning the ropes of photography is not trivial. I mean there is just so many things out there that you want to master. So sometimes you turn to the nets, or to forums or buy an online course, or an online resource like a set of actions or presets.
Over time you realize that you have invested hundreds of dollars. And usually if you pick your purchases right, it is money well spent.
The only thing is that it can sum up to a lot of money over time. The folks over 5daydeal came up with a pretty elegant solution. They bundled up some of the top internet courses and resources and are currently selling them for $89. This is quite sweet considering that if you bought those resources separately they would be over $2,000.