Ben Long has spent his career as a photographer, teacher, and workshop leader, and his message has always been clear. If you want to become a better photographer, you have to think about practice. Musicians, dancers, actors and other artists incorporate practice into their work, yet most photographers talk more about camera settings and gear than they do about their practice.
This short book consists of 50 short essays split into seven sections, covering all aspects of the photographic process, from shooting to post-production to building a portfolio of your best work. Ben also talks extensively about training your eye, not only to consistently see the world photographically, but as a route to discovering the unique characteristics of your way of seeing the world, so that you are expressing your own ideas rather than simply copying someone else’s.