The Photographer's Playbook.
Over 250 Assignments and Ideas.
Edited by Jason Fulford, Gregory Halpern.
Aperture, 2014. 288 pp., 26 black & white illustrations, 6x9".
Now in its second printing
There is no better way to learn than by doing. This book is for anyone who wants to be inspired, to learn to take better pictures and to discover how to look at them in a more informed way. Featuring over 250 photographic assignments as well as ideas and anecdotes from the world’s top photographers and photography professionals, the texts in The Photographer’s Playbook will inspire fresh ways of understanding and documenting the world we live in. Inside, you will find tips for better shooting and editing, creative ways to start new projects and personal accounts that reveal the inner workings of photography luminaries’ practices. The wide range of exercises and anecdotes covers a full spectrum of genres, from portraiture and landscape to documentary and still life. The assignments in this unique volume are an indispensable tool for teachers and students, as well as those looking to enhance their creativity, learn about different approaches from top photographers, or to shake things up within their own vision and process. Edited by acclaimed photographers Jason Fulford and Gregory Halpern, The Photographer’s Playbook includes assignments from leading photographers and educators such as John Baldessari, Elinor Carucci, Sandra Phillips, Stephen Shore and Alec Soth.