Dear Photographic Friends,
After years of writing, preparing and anticipating, my brand new e-book “Seeing Simplified – How to see and craft great imagery” is finally here!
Although the craft of photography is my passion, I have always taken delight in writing. A few years ago, I started to jot down my photographic observations. Soon after, the idea was born to combine them in a book. Initially I wanted to write a grand “how to” book, where I could group the ideas into well-mannered chapters and guide my reader to photographic bliss. As I started working on the book, however, a very different concept broke through.
I started wondering what sort of photographic books I have always enjoyed reading. I concluded that it was not the huge, 500-page bibles of “how to” but rather books which shared snippets of wisdom, the short and concise deliberations of masters of seeing. In many of them I found just a sentence or two of photographic thought and wisdom, but their influence was profound.
I sat down and started to analyze my understanding of photography. I didn’t want my book to be another fancy, technical and complicated production. I wanted to write in simple terms about issues that have helped me develop. I wanted to share with you my seeing. None of the photographic deliberations have a sequence, so they don’t require order. You may open the book at any page and see an image with the accompanying text describing the craft I love.
The deliberations are not definitive answers but an invitation to ponder. You may disagree with some of my points. In fact, I would be delighted if your disagreement triggered a new way of seeing and broke visual barriers. And if any of the images and thoughts help you uncover a new way of seeing the world, that would mean everything to me.
Great light and seeing.
Purchase the book
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13 thoughts on “A brand new book is here!”
I bought it two days ago with may credit card. Afrter transaction a maessage appeared saying that they would email me the book, but I haven´t received anything. Would you please fix this issue? Thank you!
how can I read this book on an iPad or iPhone?
I found Olaf via Fujilove a PDF handout – Creative Street photography. One tip made a huge impact on me which was be drastic with exposure compensation. Bought the book and it provided so much inspiration. Great job!
Got it today. Simply inspirational.
Acquired, worth the investment!
Thank you so much Vincent! It means a lot to me.
Congratulations to your book! I just learned about it on https://www.fujirumors.com and bought my copy right away since I really liked the concept. (And because you are a nice guy, too!) Now I am looking forward to your deliberations and the inspirations that I may receive from them. Keep up the good work!
Thank you so much for your kind note (especially about “a nice guy” 🙂 and for supporting my work with the purchase. Please let me know how you like it.
All the best,
Thank you Robert.
Congratulations, Olaf. Can’t wait till I can delve into it.
Thank you my friend.