Harald Mante

Born in Berlin in 1936, Harald Mante studied graphic design and painting at Werkkunstschule Wiesbaden. He taught Photographic Design at Dortmund Polytechnic and at the European Art Academy in Trier, as well as many seminars and workshops. Professor Mante has authored numerous art books and textbooks. His photographic work has been exhibited in museums and private collections world-wide, and his books and calendars have become collector's items.

The Photograph The Photograph (Rocky Nook)
by Harald Mante
March 2008

"If you're a serious photographer or if you're a photography instructor, if you're a student of photography, if you're a professional, and you want to approve your composition and design using color you MUST have this book."
--John Nemerovski, Pixiq

"This is a must-read book for the photographer who wants to elevate his craft to high art."
--Chris Malinao, Manilla Bulletin

"...an excellent book."
--Patricia Kutza, Vallejo Community Issues Examiner

"Spend an hour with Serial Photography, and if you have half an ounce of artistic desire in your blood, you won’t be able to resist grabbing your camera and heading out to look for more subjects to add to your first serial collection."
--Doug Bardwell, The Cleveland Examiner

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--Jerry Pournelle, Chaos Manor, The User's Column, August 2010, Column 360

"Photography Unplugged provides amazing and very useful lesson of aesthetics for everyone and feast of taste for specialists. Worth to have among your rich collection of albums or very good start of your new hobby. "
--Mark McGlashan, Fimsib

"Beginners, especially, might take a while to get used to the book, but enthusiasts and pros should definitely get a copy."
--Samira Sukhija, Better Photography

"This would make a great coffee table book or gift for the photographer who has everything."
--Carter Harrison, eJournal of the Tucson Computer Society

"Both serious photographers, and novices, will find much to admire and emulate in his work."
--Michael L. Kleper, The Kleper Report on Digital Publishing

"...a new book that will knock the lens cap off your DSLR from a hundred meters...This is my personal favorite book from 2009."
--John Nemerovski, MyMac Magazine

"I very highly recommend this book."
--Thomas Testi, Blogcritics.org

"Unfamiliar with Harald Mante’s work, I nevertheless poured through the images with wide eyes, feeling like a child looking through my father’s large photography volumes depicting great scene from decades past...Too moving to be labeled a ‘coffee-table book,’ these snapshots can be enjoyed by the entire family."
--Meredith Greene, Sacramento Book Review

"I've read books about the technologies involved with photography and books that explain why a particular photograph really works, but Mante's book explains the principles behind good photographs. And the value of this is that it gets you past understanding why a particular picture looks good and into how you can replicate the success of that photograph...This level of practical detail is excellent. "
--Aspi Havewala, Blogcritics Magazine

"If you are a serious photographer, then The Photograph: Composition and Color Design is a must-have book. While one could gain insight from this book just from reading the topics and viewing the images, one could also enjoy this book as one would a coffee table book since the images are so good...If you want your photographs to be the best they can be, you should study The Photograph: Composition and Color Design."
--T. Michael Testi, Blogcritics Magazine

"Of all the hundreds of photo and image texts we've reviewed at MyMac Magazine, The Photograph - Composition and Color Design is the most important one for helping intermediate to advanced photographers grasp the precision and acuity necessary to achieve the finest images."
--John Nemerovski, MyMac Magazine

"In the current crop of “snap and photoshop” manuals vying for space on your bookshelf this book stands head and shoulders above most. Put simply if you want to take your photography out of the range of image captures and into the arena of art then this is the book for you."
--Neil Davis