The Unforgettable Photograph

The Unforgettable Photograph

228 Ideas, Tips, and Secrets for Taking the Best Pictures of your Life

Book - 2013
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Workman Press.

Renowned photographer George Lange’s work is guided by one simple truth: An unforgettable photograph is not about what the subject looks like, but what it feels like. In this entirely new kind of photography guide, written by Mr. Lange and Scott Mowbray, magazine editor and longtime amateur photographer, the rest of us will learn how to take photographs that don’t just document life but celebrate it.

No fancy equipment required. Just hundreds of simple, inspiring ideas and lessons—each one illustrated with a photograph—organized around the six essential principles of seeing like a photographer. (Here’s one: Shoot the Moment, Not the Subject.)

Here’s why to shoot in natural light—always. The fun of putting babies in surprising places. How to get intimate with food. Using a dramatic sky as your backdrop. The benefit of learning to know the light in every room of your house. Shooting hands or feet instead of faces. How to move past the “I was here” postcard effect. How to catch the in-between moments. Because in the end, it’s about living the moment, shooting the moment—and being in the moment forever.

Baker & Taylor
Presents tips, advice, and guidance on taking dynamic, effective, and energetic photographs with any kind of camera, focusing on such topics as capturing the moment, using props, adapting to existing lighting conditions, and having fun.

Book News
"Keep it real" is the guiding principle of a professional authors Lange and Mowbray. Covering some technical aspects of photography, they focus on capturing aspects of real life that will connect with viewers: e.g., emotions, persons of different ages. Tips include things to consider in buying a digital camera (point-and-shoot, advanced camera, or smartphone). Annotation ©2013 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: New York : Workman Publishing, c2013
ISBN: 9780761169239
Branch Call Number: 770.1 LAN
Characteristics: xvii, 318 p. :,col. ill., col. ports. ;,21 cm.
Additional Contributors: Mowbray, Scott


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Ham625 Jan 10, 2015

A wonderful book about taking photographs. This is a how to book about seeing rather than worrying too much about technical details, although they are covered too. This book will not tell you which camera or lens to buy.

Feb 04, 2014

OK for some, but not for me. Some of the pictures shown would be the ones I would not want others to see or know it was me that took them.

Nov 25, 2013

Great photography tips! Check it out.

Nov 11, 2013

These are the kind of pictures that I enjoy looking at and the kind that I wish I could take more of--a bit quirky but fun & appealing.

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Feb 04, 2014

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