by George Barr
I consider myself to be an ok photographer with strong computer skills, and that's usually what makes me feel like a successful artist. One of my favorite parts of this book was the reminder that often the best images are part of daily life. Barr does a great job of showing how industrial areas can provide fantastic images with the right lighting. Even better than that, he then takes the pictures to the computer to manipulate details until a piece goes from a snapshot to a PHOTOGRAPH. There is a difference, and it often is just a matter of composition or light. Barr shows how both of those can sometimes be changed with a little editing.