Media praise for Practical Artistry: Light & Exposure for Digital Photographers

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"If you buy only one photography technique book this year, make it Harold Davis's Light & Exposure for Digital Photographers. This book is an instant classic, and is the first to provide the information you need to really understand exposure from the perspective of the digital (as opposed to film) photographer. And Davis doesn't just talk about technique, he walks the walk - Davis's example photos are creative and awe-inspiringly beautiful. Best of all: he explains the tools and techniques used to create each photo in Light & Exposure for Digital Photographers. "
-- Rick Smolan, Photojournalist and creator of the "Day in the Life" book series

"if you shoot digital and want a good introduction to the all-important basics then I strongly recommend reading Light and Exposure for Digital Photographers."
-- John Watson, PhotoDoto

"This most excellent book aims to present the best practices of the craft of photography in the context of the digital era. But, more importantly, the author designed this book for you on a number of different levels."
-- John Vacca, Amazon.com

"This instructional book is richly illustrated with full color photographs from the author. The text is explained clearly and in detail with an accompanying photo to illustrate the effects of decisions made. Practical Artistry is a great book for anyone who wants to understand the traditional methods of photography within the realm of the digital age."
-- T. Michael Testi, Blogcritics Magazine

"With a focus on light and exposure, two crucial concepts you need to understand and master if you are to truly capture the images you see, author and renowned fine art photographer Harold Davis presents his own images as examples and inspiration...Concise and to the point, Practical Artistry clearly demonstrates that photography, essentially, is writing with light, and that the type of images you produce depend on the many choices you have for using that skill. Harold Davis gives you an array of choices in full living color."
-- Jennifer Apple, Photoshop Support

"Each of [this book's] 176 pages are filled with stunning scenic photos ranging from macro images to tiny water worlds to vast circle of stars in the sky...Each topic is covered in a short but well developed paragraphs on nearly every page of the book. Davis's writing is not laborious. He knows how to break down topics in terse language, providing you just about as much as you need to know to understand the subject. Shorter chapters on macro and night photography are also included but they mainly in my view just wet your appetite on the subject. "
-- Bakari Chavanu, MyMac Magazine

"If you were once (like me) a fairly keen photographer who has let his standards slip, or if you just can’t work out why your digital photography lacks that ‘certain something’, this is the perfect book to bring yourself up to scratch!"
-- Huw Collingbourne, Bitwise Magazine

"Davis offers a comprehensive guide to twisting your camera dial to "Manual" and learning how to get the most out of it. Furthermore, he has the photographic work to prove his expertise -- even if you never read a word of this book, Davis' photographic work will stun anyone who picks up the this book. "
-- John E. Mitchell, North Adams Transcript

"The information presented is basic enough for a beginner to understand but not so simple as to bore a more experienced photographer. Detailed explanations and a well thought out scope make this book a must for every photographer's bookshelf."
-- Liz Masoner, About.com

"The photos offer lessons on applied techniques and this is a perfect choice for any library catering to pro or neo-pro digital photographers."
-- Diane Donovan, Midwest Book Review

"Harold Davis is at the top of his game as a master photographer with this book. For the new photographer who wants to move up the quality of their work from the photograph category to the art category these are the most critical things to understand and this is one of the easiest to understand books on the subject."
-- Harold McFarland, The Midwest Book Review - Reviewer's Bookwatch

"Highly recommended for fine art photographers; commercial photographers will benefit from Jack Neubart's Location Lighting Solutions , with its emphasis on advertising photography."
-- Daniel Lombardo, Library Journal

"What we liked most were his photographs because virtually all of them included a nice description of what went into taking each one. This hands-on approach translates well into learning new lighting and exposure techniques."
-- Joe Dolittle, Connected Photographer Magazine

"This is a beautiful book with lots of technical goodies for the avid photographer, and I would recommend it for your library. "
-- Barbara Hansen, Golden Gate Computer Society



"If you buy only one photography technique book this year, make it Harold Davis's Light & Exposure for Digital Photographers."
--Rick Smolan, Photojournalist and creator of the "Day in the Life" book series