Book Review: Photographs From the Edge: A master photographer’s insights on capturing an extraordinary world, by Art Wolfe with Rob Sheppard
Art Wolfe and Rob Sheppard put together a collection of stunning photographs in a coffee-table quality art book. The book has the appearance of a “greatest hits” album of master photographer Art Wolfe’s work over the years. The work is organized by decades, starting in the 1980’s when Art used print film and going up to the 2010’s when he now specializes in digital photography. Much of his work centers on wildlife, but also includes geography and people from all over the world.
Each picture is dated, titled, and located geographically as to where and when it was taken. The author also gives the details of what camera was used, the film or ISO setting, and the lens he used. The artist also gives an explanation of the circumstances that led to each photograph, how he chose the subject, setting, lighting, etc. The editor also includes a section on “The nature of the photo” which explains a little about the animal, geographic landmark, or person in the picture. There is also a “Photo tip” about how to use lighting, lenses, color, and background to take a similar photograph.
The book is both entertaining and informative. I learned by reading the explanations and tips as well as by studying the details of the photos.
I received this book from the Blogging for Books program in exchange for this review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.