Read This if You Want to Take Great Photographs

Henry Carroll


Photography is now more popular than ever thanks to the rapid development of digital cameras. Read This if You Want to Take Great Photographs is ideal for this new wave of snapshooters using DSLR, compact system and bridge cameras. It contains no graphs, no techie diagrams and no camera-club jargon. Instead, it inspires readers through iconic images and playful copy, packed with hands-on tips.

Split into five sections, the book covers composition, exposure, light, lenses and the art of seeing. Masterpieces by acclaimed photographers – including Henri Cartier-Bresson, Sebastião Salgado, Fay Godwin, Nadav Kander, Daido Moriyama and Martin Parr – serve to illustrate points and encourage readers to try out new ideas.

Today’s aspiring photographers want immediacy and see photography as an affordable way of expressing themselves quickly and creatively. This handbook meets their needs, teaching them how to take photographs using professional techniques.

• Over 500,000 copies sold!
• Teaches the reader how to take photographs using professional, rather than amateur, techniques
• Includes images from 50 masters – Cartier-Bresson, Lange, Salgado, Parr, Hatakeyama – to illustrate points and inspire
• Author has extensive experience as a teacher, as well as a writer and photographer

Creator Bio

Henry Carroll studied photography at the Royal College of Art and his work has been featured in a number of international exhibitions and publications. Building on his experience teaching aspiring photographers of all ages, Henry founded frui.co.uk, one of the UK’s leading providers of photography holidays and courses. Henry’s clear, jargon-free style of teaching has demystified digital photography and inspired thousands to get creative with their cameras.

Price £12.95
Format Paperback / softback
Publication Date 3 March 2014
Pages 128
Height 200mm
Width 144mm
Illustrations 50 colour images
Rights Europe (excluding Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Switzerland), Middle East, South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho, Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe
ISBN-13 9781780673356