Part pretty pictures, part information, part what’s going on in the photographer’s mind. I like David Noton’s witty take on photography, and he condenses several decades of photographic know-how into this easy-to-ready book.
David Noton: The Vision analyses, in a detailed and logical progression, the ways in which a successful photograph comes to be, from the formation of an idea to the moment of exposure. The way in which a photographer uses their eyes is fundamental and provides the core message of this book, with heavy emphasis on perception, composition and colour. David Noton: The Vision explains how a photographer can translate an idea into reality by using their vision, imagination and understanding. This focus on vision means that the actual cameras and hardware used are not important. The technical information and advice is delivered with David’s characteristic wit and charm and is accompanied by beautiful images and context from David’s travels around the globe. This makes the book both a useful and entertaining read.