A huge ‘thank you’ to all those who braved the cold weather to come to my book launch last week. It really was heartwarming to see so many old and new friends and it was touching to experience the support and loyalty of those of you who have attended my workshops.
I’m also very grateful to my sponsors and hosts on the night, Pixelrights and Metro Imaging. If you are in need of a new photography website or need some quality printing doing, you are in very good hands with these guys.
So . . . the book. What an interesting journey that was! It took six months of toil to get it where I needed it to be. I set myself deadlines for each chapter and every time I thought I’d got it just right my (brilliant) editor, Chris Gatcum, found a slightly sharper angle or an area which needed beefing-up. And then, just as I thought I had everything finalised, the publisher decided we needed an ‘assignment’ for each of the seven chapters. ‘No problem’ I said; what’s another 2,500 words and 20-odd pictures? In a week.
This is a street photography book which is as much about the technique as it is about the pictures themselves. I guide you through the techniques I use on the streets to produce great pictures, working confidently, quickly and unobtrusively.
Would I write another book? Yes, almost ceratinly. And I would be pleased to work with Ammonite Press again, who have been a great partner and who I would recommend to any budding photographic authors.
If you couldn’t make the event but would like a signed copy of the book, I’m now selling them directly. If you want to be sure of your copy before Christmas, please order by Saurday 17th December. Click HERE to reserve your copy.