It has been more than seven years since my brandsake book came out, The Passionate Photographer. I was very excited to pass on my process to the world and though much has changed, I’m happy to say the core principals of the book hold true. I’m also excited to be able to “revise and remaster” it, with all I have learned since it was first published.
The new version was a chance to add some new insights gleaned since the original was published, as well as update the imagery with some new work. The new book is hardback which feels more substantial and the design is clear and strong. And it’s starting to trickle out into the public as it’s now officially available.
I’m looking forward to having conversations with a new group of passionate photographers and a chance to reinvent myself as a mentor to other passionate shooters. I have a German Edition in my hands and I just found out that it will be published soon in Italian (which I’m very happy about since I just returned from Italy) and Chinese.
I’m taking this opportunity to re-brand, using the Patreon platform as a way to offer deeper and expanded content. There is also a community tab which I plan to be active with so we can carry on a more intimate conversation.
If you click on the banner above it will take you to my Patreon Page where I have a special offer. Support me for a minimum of $30 (3 months @ $10; 2 @ $15 or higher) and I’ll send you a personalized edition of The Passionate Photographer with my thanks and you’ll get a bunch of bonus material too.
This blog is about to see a flood of new content and for those that want to support me on a regular basis, I will return the favor on the Patreon site with more in-depth Passionate Photographer material and a bunch of downloadable resources and video/podcast material exclusive or first launched on the site.
I’m currently working on the audio version of the book (yes you read right, an “audio photo book” which I think will work well considering the nature of the material-it’s more about the process and finding inspiration.
Recording an audiobook has been eye-opening ; it’s not so easy and I have new respect for actors and narrators who do it for a living. I’m almost done so it will be available soon for those with no time to read.
Originally I thought I might add commentary to the audio book but ultimately I decided to do a straight read (in my annoying voice) which I think will be most helpful to listeners. I will save my many random photo thoughts for the new podcast with Steve Attard and The Critique Show which will be launched soon.
Let me know in the comments if you have any thought or suggestions for future posts or workshops. Trying to figure this all out…