National Geographic Simply Beautiful Photographs, Hardback Book

National Geographic Simply Beautiful Photographs Hardback

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National Geographic Simply Beautiful Photographs takes readers on a spectacular visual journey through some of the most stunning photographs to be found in National Geographic's famed Image Collection.

Award-winning photographer Annie Griffiths culled the images to reflect the many variations on the universal theme of beauty.

Chapters are organized around the aesthetic concepts that create beauty in a photograph: Light, Composition, Moment (Gesture and Emotion), Motion, Palette, and Wonder.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 504 pages
  • Publisher: National Geographic Society
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  • Category: Photographs: collections
  • ISBN: 9781426206450

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A beautiful book. It combines three of my favorite things -* Absolutely breathtaking pictures from National Geogrphic* A brief discussion on the elements of photography - light, composition, moment, motion, palette, and wonder* Quotes - famous and not so famous - about photography and the specific elementsThe book is organized into sections - one for each element. The section is introduced with a brief essay and then followed up by national geographic pictures that illustrate that particular element. Each photograph includes a caption with the photographic credits. Interspersed throughout are quotes. This would be considered a "coffee table" book, but I liked the physical size of the book. It is not so bulky.If you are looking for a detailed how-to book, this is not it. If you are looking to be inspired, then this is the book for you.

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Simply Beautiful Photographs is beyond simple. It is brought to us by National Geographic and Annie Griffiths; both the embodiments of supreme talent. Anything by Nat. Geo. is amazing, in my book, and Annie Griffiths is a stellar photographer and writer.<br/><br/>The whole book is divided into sections; Light, Composition, Palette, Time, &amp; Wonder. Each section is introduced with beautifully written introductions. These introductions portray the different aspects of photography in a wonderful light and show people the true art of it. The true skill it takes to make these images.<br/><br/>I think Simply Beautiful Photographs is a must have coffee-table book, especially if you're a photographer.