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Do Photo - Observe. Compose. Capture. Stand out. Andrew Paynter

'In a world where everyone is a photographer now, how do you stand out? The answer can be found in this simple but profound book. It will train your eye to see what others don't.' — David Hieatt

This isn’t a book about how to take the best pictures. It’s not even about the technical aspects of photography or how to ‘make it’ as a photographer. In fact, it argues that you should take fewer photographs.

By sharing 10 practices honed over a lifetime spent behind the lens working with clients such as Adidas, Levi Strauss, and Apple, photographer Andrew Paynter encourages you to develop a more considered approach to photography so that you craft pictures with care.

Do Photo teaches novice, intermediate and advanced photographers — and everyone in between — how to use their cameras to really connect with subjects, create memorable and more impactful photographs, and to enjoy the process along the way. And guess what? It all starts before you even pick up the camera. 

Preface by artist Geoff McFetridge.

Paperback purchase includes a free ebook download. 


Summary

  • 10 practices to more considered photography
  • Read advice from a photographer who has spent his whole career behind the lens. Andrew Paynter's clients include Addidas, Apple and Levi's.
  • Full of colour and black and white photography taken by the author
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Reviews

‘In a world where everyone is a photographer now, how do you stand out? The answer can be found in this simple but profound book. It will train your eye to see what others don't.’
David Hieatt
‘Photography of the sort Andrew Paynter does feels like it comes out of a sensitivity to the world - a deep social intelligence.’
Geoff McFetridge
‘This alternative to trigger-happy phone photography guides us towards more considered practices.’
The Bookseller
‘A book that will teach you to think carefully before you press the shutter button and take fewer - but better - photographs. For every level of photographer, with even pros able to glean something from the pages of this pocket-friendly guide.’
Amateur Photographer

About the author

Andrew Paynter is a photographer and director based in Oakland, California, who is interested in exploring character and the creative process. His clients include Coca-Cola, Adidas, Levi Strauss, Converse, Apple, American Express and Rolling Stone. He has also embarked on several long-term photographic collaborations including decade-long projects with Hiut Denim and artist Geoff McFetridge, long-standing work with the bands Tortoise and The Mattson 2, and his ongoing personal series Working Artists.

Andrew’s Do Lecture: A Visual Language

What does this great photographer see that others do not? Does it take a great eye? This San Francisco based photographer attracts great brands like Adidas and Levi’s. In his personal projects of creative artists that he has done his most important work. Some of his projects have taken 10 years and are still ongoing.

Product Details

Dimensions: 120x178mm
ISBN: 978-1-907974-84-7
eBook ISBN: 978-1-907974-85-4
Pub date: Oct 2020

Artwork

30 colour and B&W photographs taken by the author.

Paper & print details

Printed on 120gsm Munken, an FSC-certified paper.

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