Ivars Gravlejs: Useful advice for photographers

Due to a large number of requests over the last years, we decided to continue educating about taking photographs ;)
A second edition of the book will be published by July 2022!

A lot of people think that for a good picture it is enough to buy an expensive camera and then success will be guaranteed.

But ­without careful studying and many years of practice a good picture is ­possible to make only by accident.

Once you decide to photograph, think carefully about what you want to ­picture, do not forget about the composition and lighting, do not get upset, relax and concentrate on the subject.

The gold standard for photographers, including 80 pieces of advice from Latvian photographer Ivars Gravlejs.

"Gravlejs’ work prior exemplifies humor and a feeling of the marginal artist. I tend to champion this sort of aesthetic and this book is within his trajectory as an artist. I do look forward to his next move. I love the absurdity and it is nice to see dienacht pick up a name that is reasonably well known in current photography. Calin from dienacht tends to dig up work that I have not seen before for which I am grateful."

– Brad Feuerhelm, American Suburb X

Pre-order now and receive your copy of Useful Advice for Photographers end of July 2022.

Gold paper cover, 32 Pages
Size: 12 x 19 cm, copper staple binding
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