Updated: Aug 9, 2018
by David duChemin
David duChemin embodies a holistic approach to photography. He seamlessly melds photography as a way of exploring and connecting with the world with practical technical information to create better photos. He provides tips for approaching people for photographs and a philosophical discussion about whether we should or not.
His book includes stunning photos from his travels around the world and he brings the photos to life with stories of how the photo was made. The people in these photos come to life through David's storytelling. His respect and love for the people he photographs comes through every page.
The book is full of photographic truths, moments when the reader sees something so obvious it can't possibly be a new thought yet it potentially changes everything in our photography. For instance, David describes taking photographs of children "Think of the photograph as a collaboration between you and the child: you bring the expertise and the camera, and they bring the fun, the unexpected, and the spontaneity."
This book is really all its cracked up to be and more. Every page of this book will potentially change your view of the world. It's a book you can return to time after time. This is the type of book that I can take out each year and find something fresh that speaks to my photography.
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