One of my favorite travel photographers, Mitchell Kanashkevich, just released a new e-book, “Transcending Travel—A guide to captivating travel photography.” I bought the book yesterday and must say it was a pleasure to read. The book covers a lot of the basics, but as always there are plenty of good reminders for all levels of photographers. Mitchell’s images are captivating and his writing style is pretty straight forward. The book is broken into four basic sections—Preparation and Practicalities, Composition, Light and Making Photos. My favorite section was Making Photos—I always enjoy reading about how other photographers approach their subjects, both from the technical as well as the human aspect. The book is on sale this week for $14.97 (25% savings.) “Wow, that’s a low price” (sorry couldn’t help myself…stupid Staples commercial!). The thing even comes with a 60 day money back guarantee so if you don’t like the book for any reason you get your cash back…crazy I know. I don’t get a kickback for pointing you folks to Mitchell’s book, but when I find something useful…I think it’s good karma to share… 😉 To check out Mitchell's book click HERE.
In other news: I was at a Chicago Public School a few days ago teaching the basics of photography to some students. I can’t tell you how excited all the kids were and what a wonderful learning experience it was for me too. Heck, it was the first time I think I ever spent a solid hour in an elementary school classroom without being told to be quiet. At the end of the session, I ended up providing seven children with disposable cameras which they were able to use on a recent field trip to Museum of Science and Industry. I will collect the cameras today and hope to have a slideshow of their work in the next week… so stay tuned.
Remember tomorrow is Q&A Friday so I’ll be addressing some questions that have been sent to me by readers. If you missed last week’s Q&A, then check it out here to get caught up.
Till then…enjoy Thursday. My morning was filled with listening to my daughters recorder performance at school. Yep, you heard me right. Recorder… 😉