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National Geographic Simply Beautiful Photographs

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Just as its title indicates, National Geographic Simply Beautiful Photographs plumbs the depth of National Geographic's renowned Image Collection to highlight the loveliest and most appealing photographs from this impressive archive. The result is an experience of visual delight, whether from stunning landscapes, magnificent wildlife, fascinating people, or quaint locales. Award-winning National Geographic photographer Annie Griffiths Belt has chosen remarkable images from all of the Society's core mission areas: exploration, wildlife, cultures, science, nature. Each chapter showcases a specific aspect of what creates beauty in a photograph, whether light or color, or motion, and illuminates that quality in a splash of large-format images —most of which readers will be able to purchase as prints. Musings on visual beauty from scholars and poets enhance the experience, making this gorgeous collection a pleasure to look at again and again.


  • Hardcover
  • 504 pages; 215 color photographs, 35 black & white photographs
  • 10" x 10"
  • © 2010

National Geographic photographer Annie Griffiths Belt earned a degree in Photojournalism from the University of Minnesota. Since then, she has photographed dozens of magazine and book projects for the Society. Annie's work has also appeared in Life, Geo, Smithsonian, Merian, Paris Match, Stern, and many other publications. She devotes a portion of each year to producing fundraising images for aid organizations.


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5.0

Stunning

By Trina

from Denver, CO

About Me Casual Reader

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Follow
  • Informative
  • Quality Photos
  • Well Written

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Educational
    • Entertainment

    Comments about National Geographic Simply Beautiful Photographs:

    The photos in this book are absolutely STUNNING! I LOVE it!

    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Simply Beautiful Photograph Book

    By Noah

    from New Jersey

    About Me Everyday Reader

    Pros

    • Easy To Follow
    • Quality Photos

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Educational

      Comments about National Geographic Simply Beautiful Photographs:

      I received this book for Christmas. I think it is a great book. The pictures and beautiful. This book is worth buying.

      (25 of 29 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Don't waste money on this.

      By The Ghola

      from mid-Atlantic

      About Me Everyday Reader

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Shot ideas

      Cons

      • Poorly Written
      • Poor print quality

      Best Uses

      • Waiting room flipper

      Comments about National Geographic Simply Beautiful Photographs:

      There are a great number of stellar shots in this book. Unfortunately, you can see them on the web better than the book. Poor print quality kills this book for me, I expected a fine art print book, I got an inkjet quality print job. Also, the layout with the text is horribly done. The reader has to flip back and forth (forward and behind text) to find images referenced in text, sometimes 20 pages away. The same applies to photo credits. After seeing the many images previewed on this site, I was excited to find the book at a local store. I should have made them unwrap one for a quality check. the one saving grace is seeing the various approaches many photographers use in the course of making great photos.

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