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Om författaren

David duChemin is a Canadian humanitarian photographer, author, adventurer, speaker, and heartfelt advocate of the intentional, creative life.

Inkluderar namnet: duChemin David

Foto taget av: David duChemin

Verk av David duChemin

El lenguaje fotográfico (2012) 3 exemplar
Pilgrims & Nomads 1 exemplar
L'âme d'une image (2018) 1 exemplar

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Födelsedag
1973
Kön
male
Nationalitet
UK
Canada
Bostadsorter
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Yrken
Photographer

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This is the second book by DuChemin I have read, and the umpteenth tutorial for Lightroom. What sets this book apart is that it not only describes what DuChemin does in Lightroom, but more importantly, *why* each step is taken.

The first part of the book delves deeply into DuChemin's thought process in general, somewhat more concisely than his other books. If you already read "Within the Frame", as I have, this first part doesn't offer many new ideas. Still, what is there is as insightful as ever.

The second part applies these ideas, concretely, in Lightroom, to twenty images. This is genius. It bridges the gap between theory and practice, something I missed in every single book (on crafts) I have read so far. I can not overstate the power of seeing how DuChemin implements his ideas in practice. It really made these ideas click for me in a way they hadn't in his other book I read.

And the funny thing is, I don't even like his style that much. But seeing how he creates his works made me think about how I would do it differently, which is honestly even more valuable than just nodding along in perfect agreement.

I think these ideas could be driven even farther. Maybe the "theory" sections could be integrated into the "application" part, with particularly fitting example images. Or maybe one could try to extract common "rules" or "tools", like "brightening faces using the adjustment brush" or "recovering blown skies with a grad filter", and then label these operations more explicitly in the workflows. This might even build to a photographer-specific "toolbox". This could tighten up the Lightroom sections a bit, which tended to be somewhat repetitive. And finally, some of the pictures seemed a bit redundant, as a similar picture had already been presented a few chapters earlier.

Still, none of this detracts from the fact that this was one of the most insightful, and effective, books on digital photography and RAW processing I have ever read.
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bastibe | 1 annan recension | Apr 15, 2023 |
This book was not written for me. I don't want to be a professional photographer, I don't want to spend whole hours, much less days, searching for the perfect image. Nor carry a tripod, and a bag full of lenses and filters.

And yet, this book has stirred something inside of me. Not, maybe, a new passion or direction for *my* life, but an appreciation for different cultures, and how to experience them.

In a way, this book has been more of a travel journal to me, than a photographic guidebook. Either way, I am glad I read it.… (mer)
 
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bastibe | 4 andra recensioner | Apr 15, 2023 |
What a terrific book. About vision, passion, courage--about art.
 
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beaujoe | 2 andra recensioner | Jan 25, 2021 |
It's more about creativity than photography. He does mention photography, as he is a photographer and it seems to be aimed more at photographers and writers, but anyone could read it and apply it to their life. Nothing new but it's always nice to be reminded and to think about creativity and life.
 
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RunsOnEspresso | 1 annan recension | Mar 25, 2020 |

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Statistik

Verk
36
Medlemmar
609
Popularitet
#41,276
Betyg
4.2
Recensioner
17
ISBN
60
Språk
6
Favoritmärkt
1

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