[NOTE: You can now pre-order The Practicing Photographer from the CDP store. US orders qualify for free shipping with the code PRACTICING.]
Ben and I are making some final tweaks to his next book, The Practicing Photographer, and I’m happy to announce that the book will be available in both print and ebook form on August 16.
Here’s the official blurb on the book, from the back cover:
In The Practicing Photographer, Ben Long’s message is clear: if you want to become a better photographer, you have to think about practice. Musicians, dancers, actors and other artists incorporate practice into their work, yet most photographers want to talk more about camera settings and gear than they do about their practice.
The short essays contained within this slim volume are designed to help you develop your own photography practice. It lacks a single photograph between its covers, and there is no mention of a camera company, a camera type, or any other type of gear. The goal of The Practicing Photographer is to help you think about practicing your photography in a more holistic way, from field to print, and in between. The result is quite different from the standard “how to” photography book, but one that can be as important to enriching your craft.
At 124 pages, The Practicing Photographer is a small book, consisting of 55 short essays (1 to 2 pages each) that, when taken as a whole, are aimed at helping you build your own photographic practice. The book is divided into six primary sections: Practicing, Before Shooting, Shooting, Mind Games, Post-Production, Presentation. A final section includes specific ideas for practicing, as well as an essay on how to gauge the success of your practice. (See the Table of Contents for a complete list of the essays.)
The Practicing Photographer will be available in August 2021 from CDP Press LLC. ISBN 978-1-7326369-4-1 (print); 978-1-7326369-5-8 (ebook).
The print version will be $13.95; the ebook version will be $9.95. We’re currently accepting pre-orders from the CDP store; we won’t charge you until we ship. We also anticipate that Amazon will have copies available for sale starting on the 16th or 17th of August.
The first essay in the book, “Why Practice?” can be read here on the website.