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Jay Maisel, hailed as one of the most brilliant, gifted photographers of all time, is much than that He is a mentor, teacher, and trailblazer to many photographers, and a hero to those who feel Jay s teaching has changed the way they see and create their own photography He is a living legend whose work is studied around the world, and whose teaching style and presentation garner standing ovations and critical acclaim every time he takes the stageNow, for the first time ever, Jay puts his amazing insights and learning moments from a lifetime behind the lens into a book that communicates the three most important aspects of street photography light, gesture, and color Each page unveils something new and challenges you to rethink everything you know about the bigger picture of photography This isn t a book about f stops or ISOs It s about seeing It s about being surrounded by the ordinary and learning how to find the extraordinary It s about training your mind, and your eyes, to see and capture the world in a way that delights, engages, and captivates your viewers, and there is nobody that communicates this, visually or through the written word, like Jay MaiselLight, Gesture Color is the seminal work of one of the true photographic geniuses of our time, and it can be your key to opening another level of understanding, appreciation, wonder, and creativity as you learn to express yourself, and your view of the world, through your camera If you re ready to break through the barriers that have held your photography back and that have kept you from making the types of images you ve always dreamed of, and you re ready to learn what photography is really about, you re holding the key in your hands at this very moment This is the reflections of a successful photographer in his old age But it s youthful in what it tries to communicate It doesn t really stick to the sense of a book, which is what it felt like towards the beginning It quickly settles into the author describing a scenario and showing a photograph, relating back which element from the title was primary in the photograph It s a motivating book my takeaway for my own photography is to always take a camera with me, and focus on the things in the This is the reflections of a successful photographer in his old age But it s youthful in what it tries to communicate It doesn t really stick to the sense of a book, which is what it felt like towards the beginning It quickly settles into the author describing a scenario and showing a photograph, relating back which element from the title was primary in the photograph It s a motivating book my takeaway for my own photography is to always take a camera with me, and focus on the things in the title And maybe get a useful zoom lens, since the author spends a good deal of space describing and showing you the fruits of his probably obscenely large 28 300mm lens.One thing I fear in photography is that feeling of committing a transgression against a subject This is why I rarely photograph people and feel most comfortable with landscapes and architecture and art and scenes Rarely people, though This author transgresses left and right and makes amazing art from it, but it still feels like a lot A theft of potential Maybe not Maybe it s worth it.Sometimes what s good about a book is that it repeats its titular concepts with examples until they have time to crystalize in memory It is an important book filled with Jay advice s One won t learn to photograph from here but he she will be exposed to a great collection of pictures spanning a lifetime of a great photographer You won t regret the time spent with this book That s for sure. Make visible what without you might perhaps never have been seen This is so simple Don t know why folks haven t explored it before Great book Not a tutorial but he rather his thoughts on his images It really isaimed to get you thinking about your photos and the intention behind them to capture light, gesture, and color I enjoyed it and started thinking about how, when and why I shoot or don t shoot. A short and interesting read It seems to me that the business savvy people over at Kelbyone recorded a few lectures of Jay, wrote down what he said, edited a bit and left the sequence of telling and pictures otherwise untouched That was not a bad idea The book flows easy and balance between text and photos is ideal meaning it is NOT text heavy as so many other photo books with way too much blabla A worthwhile read specifically for photographers. Didn t shoot in the pointThis book is composed as a flowing story with subtle rules rather than a manual, it s same as explain economy rules in a novel Maybe to someone it will appear asappealing way of communication Although I didn t consider my time wasted completely as there are plenty good pictures, but u have to study them by yourself as explanation to composition and light is not the point of this book. Technical teachings can be found in countless other books this is about teaching one to see our every day world with new eyes To see the spectacular around us To see light and color that make the image To capture the gesture, frozen in time Wonderful images throughout Words that define what the shooter was seeing.