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Picture Perfect Practice: A Self-Training Guide to Mastering the Challenges of Taking World-Class Photographs by Roberto Valenzuela

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Foreword

By Skip Cohen

The dictionary defines foreword as “a short introductory statement in a published work....” If I honestly stick to the definition of the word short, this is going to be very difficult to write!

So, let’s go with the “introductory statement” part, which is also a challenge. Do I introduce you to one of the finest photographers in the industry? Do I sound objective and not let on that I consider him an incredibly good friend? Even tougher, do I talk about his amazing ability to teach and help so many of us become better, more creative artists?

The reality is that he’s all of the above. When he asked me to write the foreword for his first book, it took me less than 10 seconds to answer, “Yes!” Lots of photographers have written ...

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