The Photographer’s Playbook
Over 300 Assignments and IdeasEdited by Jason Fulford and Gregory Halpern
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There is no better way to learn than by doing. The Photographer’s Playbook is for anyone who wants to be inspired, learn to take better pictures, and discover how to look at those pictures in a more informed way. Featuring over 300 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. It contains 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 assignments in this unique volume are an indispensable tool for teachers and students, as well as for those looking to enhance their creativity, learn about different approaches from top photographers, or shake things up within their own vision and process.
Jason Fulford (editor) is a photographer and cofounder of the nonprofit publisher J&L Books. He has lectured at more than a dozen art schools and universities and is a contributing editor to Blind Spot magazine. Fulford’s photographs have been featured in Harper’s, the New York Times Magazine, Time, Blind Spot, Aperture, and on book jackets for Don DeLillo, John Updike, Bertrand Russell, Jorge Luis Borges, Terry Eagleton, Ernest Hemingway, and Richard Ford. His published books include Sunbird (2000), Crushed (2003), Raising Frogs for $$$ (2006), The Mushroom Collector (2010), and Hotel Oracle (2013).
Gregory Halpern (editor) received a BA in history and literature from Harvard University and an MFA from California College of the Arts. His third book of photographs, entitled A (2011), is a photographic ramble through the streets of the American Rust Belt. His other books include Omaha Sketchbook (2009) and Harvard Works Because We Do (2003). He currently teaches at the Rochester Institute of Technology.