As a professional wedding and advertising photographer, I thought I knew it all when it came to my cameras and the art of photography. Then I read Master Photography by Tracy McCracken and realized I had a lot to learn. This exquisite book covers every aspect of the science of photography from it's very beginnings to todays digital world, with detailed and amazing photographs to go along with every subject discussed in this extensive 400 page goldmine of information. In my opinion, it should be a required reading text in every photo class .However, no amount of photography knowledge can give you the eye of an expert cameraman. Through her beautiful pictures, the author shows you how to develop an eye for the perfect photo no matter what the circumstance. Her award winning pictures are also available for sale at her website. Do yourself and your talents a favor, and read this book to get to the next level in your craft.
Tracy McCrackin’s “A Master Photography Book” is an absolute must-read for anyone looking to take their photography skills to the next level. This comprehensive guide is packed with over 400 pages of expert advice, stunning photos, and crystal-clear illustrations that will have you mastering the technical aspects of photography in no time. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or a photography novice, this book covers everything from camera selection and lenses to exposure, settings, composition, lighting, editing, and more.
McCrackin’s writing style is engaging and easy to follow, making even the most complex concepts accessible to readers of all skill levels. Her passion for photography shines through on every page, and her enthusiasm is contagious. By the time you finish reading “A Master Photography Book,” you’ll be inspired to pick up your camera and start snapping photos like a pro.
Overall, I highly recommend “A Master Photography Book” to anyone looking to improve their photography skills. It’s an excellent resource that you’ll turn to again and again as you continue to grow as a photographer.
Great detail to help any aspiring photographer. I loved the images.
Tracy covers photography from A-Z (aperture to zoom lenses). SPECTACULAR photographs throughout illustrate the well-written text. There is so much history of photography here, that I am surprised I didn't know, or perhaps had forgotten some details during my 55 years taking photos and on production sets. From Camera Obscura to AI,-powered algorithms Tracy covers it all.
Amazing illustrations throughout, with examples punctuated by Tracy's own photographs (most available for purchase on her website, using hyperlinks). The path to becoming a great photographer and cinematographer starts with the basics. Tracy offers this and so much more!
For every aspiring still photographer and cinematographer, Master Photography is a "must read."