VII Interactive. Book Club: Photography Rules with Paul Lowe

Virtual event


December 1, 2020
10:00–11:15AM EST

Join Paul Lowe for a VII Interactive Book Club discussion of Photography Rules

In Photography Rules, Paul Lowe provides over 150 bite-sized dos and don’ts from the likes of VII Photographers Ed Kashi, Maggie Steber, and legends of photography Dorothea Lange, Don McCullin. Whether you’re a complete beginner using your iPhone, looking to improve your DSLR skills or are already a professional, this book will give you insider tips inspired by the greatest photographers from history – as well as original pieces of advice from some of the most well-respected living photographers.

Each of the pithy entries combines a specific rule with commentary from the author on how best to put the advice into practice. Chapters include: 

  • Making Photographs: Covering genre, composition, operational function, working with your subject, lighting, post-production and print.  
  • Being a Photographer: Insider guidance on attitude, creativity, understanding photography and finding your purpose.  
  • Professional Practice: Dos and don’ts about being a professional, working with clients, marketing yourself, developing your career, making money and collaborations.  

With succinct, accessible and engaging entries, expert advice from the author and original quotes from the some of the greatest living photographers – readers can either dip in at random or read religiously. This is the perfect introduction to photography for students, and will provide endless inspiration for amateurs and professional photographers alike. 

Paul Lowe

, London
Dr. Paul Lowe is a Reader in Documentary Photography and the Course Leader of the Masters program in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography at the London College of Communication, University of the Arts, London, UK. Paul is an award-winning photographer who has been published in TIME, Newsweek, Life, The Sunday Times Magazine, The Observer, and The Independent, amongst others. He has covered breaking news the world over, including the fall of the Berlin Wall, Nelson Mandela’s release, famine in Africa, the conflict in the former Yugoslavia, and the destruction of Grozny.
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