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The Sartorialist : Closer #BookReview

I love good books with good images. This is one of them. I purchased this as a gift for @akanksharedhu and had so many second thoughts that I almost never gifted it! And Scott Schuman is blogger / photographer gold. A bunch of photographs from his street-style beat and some descriptions of where and BOOM : Closer. Fat book with…
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50 Portraits #book

50 Portraits by Gregory Heisler I first learned about Gregory ( @heislerhimself ) via David ( @strobist ) and then I had a chance to see him in person at a workshop in London. And then I absolutely had to get his book. I love the book. It offers a glimpse into how Gregory has worked over the years. Anecdotes about…
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Creative Confidence #Book

INTRODUCTION Creative Confidence is a book by brothers Tom Kelly and David Kelley of IDEO. And that’s only to tell you what the book is called and who the authors are. The title barely begins to describe what the book did for me. Disclaimer : I am an unabashed & old fan of IDEO. I see little, if anything, to…
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The Green Room AW13 #book

The Green Room, Autumn Winter 2013 Collection by The Collective. There’s a lot going on in that sentence above. When they first told me about “The Green Room”, I immediately thought about Wendell’s book – since I’ve read it and reviewed it. But I was quickly corrected that while THIS The Green Room is about fashion, it isn’t a book…
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Lean In #SherylSandberg

[textcol] Lean In : Women, Work, and The Will to Lead is a book by Sheryl Sandberg who is currently the COO at Facebook. [ You can purchase the book on InfiBeam. Most other places show it on pre-order. The link uses my affiliate code. ] The book is about how gender issues affect women in the workplace. To put…
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The Wildings : Book Review

The Wildings is Nilanjana Roy’s first work of fiction. I have known Nilanjana off and on only via her Twitter updates. I have not read anything written by her prior to this book and while I have shaken hands with her when she signed a copy of The Wildings for me at the book launch, I have not spent time…
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Visual Stories

I was introduced to Vincet LaForet’s work a few months back. His website : http://www.laforetvisuals.com/ and his blog : http://blog.vincentlaforet.com/. I loved the images in his portfolio and then saw he had also published a book called Visual Stories. Luckily it was in stock on the Flipkart website and I ordered one. The book comes with a DVD, which, in…
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Plate to Pixel

Plate to Pixel by Helene Dujardin. Digital Food Photography & Styling. I have had the book with me for some months now and after I reviewed Fine Art Wedding photography and The Luminous portrait, I decided to dig out the other photography books I own and review them as well – great excuse to create self-learning photography assignments as well.…
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Fine Art Wedding Photography

Fine Art Wedding Photography by Jose Villa & Jeff Kent : How to capture images with style for the modern bride. After I read and reviewed The Luminous Portrait I realized my reading would be incomplete if I did not also read Jose Villa’s book on fine art wedding photography. And I am happy to report that I was right…
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The Luminous Portrait

The Luminous Portrait by Elizabeth Messina with Jacqueline Tobin : Capture the beauty of natural light for glowing, flattering photographs. If you’re a gadget freak and want to know what “gear” Elizabeth uses, here : Contax 645, 80mm Carl Zeiss lens. Her settings are usually f2 at 1/60th of a second. She uses natural light – sometimes with a reflector.…
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