Introduction

I wrote this book for several reasons. First and foremost, I wanted to provide a book of real world examples from the point of view of a fine art photographer instead of a commercial shooter. It is my impression that a lot of photographers still struggle with working the scene and even coming up with ideas on what to photograph. Even more photographers struggle with what to do with editing rather than how to do the editing. Many are comfortable with fixing problems with an image, but are sublimely unaware of just how much further you can take an image beyond basic fixing, to add light and life to it.

In an ideal world, I’d go along with you as you photograph your favorite subjects, lean over your shoulder, peer through your viewfinder, ...

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