First and foremost Lo-Fi Photo Fun is about getting creative with film photography. While Brinkhorst did state in the introduction that many techniques can be applied to digital photography as well, most of these results would have to be achieved in post-processing or through digital photo manipulation.
Street photography is a photography genre I’ve been wanting to try but haven’t actually dared to. My main concern has been the law — who can I photograph where with or without their permission and which of these resultant photos am I allowed to publish? I didn’t expect The New Street Photographer’s Manifesto to answer these questions specifically. Nonetheless, there is a section that dispels general legal myths of street photography in the US and the UK. Tanya Nagar cautioned that it’s best to check the law according to your location. I’ll definitely be doing that.
Initially the connection between this photo idea book and the blog, A Beautiful Mess didn’t cross my mind when I borrowed this book. Only at home when I took another look at the cover did I realize that the lovely bloggers Elsie and Emma wrote A Beautiful Mess Photo Idea Book. While I’m not such a regular reader of their blog, I adore the bright colours and photos whenever I do peruse their posts.
Clean is a book that thoroughly surprised me. Firstly, I thought this book would be about mental illness. Actually it’s about addiction. I should’ve realized that before I started reading but as usual, I hardly glanced at the synopsis. Secondly, I was impressed with how the characters were portrayed in terms of depth, development and voice. Best of all, I was amazed by the writing style. It was on the experimental side, which I hadn’t expected.