Monday, April 08, 2013

Art Beyond the Lens : Working with Digital Textures Book Review

It's been a while since I had a book that I just "ate up."  Sarah Gardner's Art Beyond the Lens : Working with Digital Textures is such a book.   I asked my local public library to borrow a copy for me.  They informed me that they would purchase a copy, and I could be the first to check it out.  Yahoo!

I like it so much, I'm going to purchase my own copy (in print--no less), so I can take notes and continue to oooh and ahhh over her results.   This is a beautiful book with step-by-step instructions on why and how to add textures to images.  She also goes over how to take pictures, leaving space for the texture layers.   I've taken online classes and learned how to add textures to photos, but this puts it all down in a handy reference.  And a beautiful one at that!

Sarah Gardner also encourages the reader to find her own creative voice and style.  To experiment and find your own way of working with textures.    She has a Textures website to go along with the book--including textures for sale.  You can get a few of them by signing up for her newsletter.    You can also see more of her beautiful images ...  

1 comment:

Diane said...

I'm going to check this book out too -- thanks for the great recommendation