Mastering Photography

Learn, Experience and Explore the World of Photography
€49

Learn, experience and explore the world of photography through the exceptional visualization and composition photographic books bundle – Mastering Photography that helps one develop an artistic eye. It contains two magnificent books, The Quintessence of Photography: Understanding Composition and The Essence of Close-Up Photography: A Guide to Capturing the Splendor of the Unseen World. They not only help you understand the compositional building blocks, but also help harness your artistic potential.

The Quintessence of Photography, deals with elements of composition, teaches you the standard of photography and lets you analyze aesthetics and fundamental components that a photograph must have. When you start reading The Essence of Close-Up Photography, you can certainly experience the majestic close-up world and gain insight on how to use natural ambient light, develop technical understanding ranging from basic to advanced, and all-important interpretations that help to transform your photograph so that it glows with true passion.

The Quintessence of Photography
Publisher: Light & Composition University Press
Author: Nasrul Eam
Photographs by Nasrul Eam
Edition: First Edition
First Published: February 4, 2009
Second Revised Edition: March 11, 2011
Pages: 125 pages
Format: Native PDF
Size: 20.038 MB

The Essence of Close-Up Photography
Publisher: Light & Composition University Press
Author: Nasrul Eam
Photographs by Nasrul Eam
Edition: First Edition
First Published: July 19, 2009
Second Edition: September 16, 2012
Pages: 89 pages
Format: Native PDF
Size: 16.418 MB

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Get to Know the Author

Nasrul Eam
Editor-in-Chief
Light & Composition

Nasrul has been setting new standards as an author, photographer, editor, educator, and art director for more than a decade. Currently Editor-in-Chief at Light & Composition, Head of Department of Art and Photography, and Language and Linguistics at Light & Composition University, Nasrul started his professional career in 2000. He wrote books such as The Quintessence of Photography: Understanding Composition, for developing artistic vision, and The Essence of Close-up Photography, for developing the basics of photographic vocabulary and exploring close-up photography with an artistic touch. His other books are Illuminating Nature, volume 1 and 2, with vivid examples of nature and wildlife photography, The Happy Children of the Third World, which touches on the meaning of life, to its core, and Mastering Food Photography. Understanding the Building Blocks of English Language, and Understanding the Structure of English Language, are two of his well-known books, which have been used in English language learning programs, in different countries around the world. Nasrul has published over 100 articles on various aspects of art, photography, language, linguistics, religion, and science.

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Christopher Herrera
Christopher Herrera
8 years ago

I can’t believe any single author would provide such a depth of knowledge and experience! Anyone who is passionate about photography as I am, should consider these books.

Nelson
Nelson
10 years ago

First, I like the size, perfect for my iPad, and can study on the road. Both the books packed with tons of information. Nasrul gives the basics first, then a section for review what you have learn so far. He goes on to the fundamental of understanding; really breaks it down, including tips on how to achieve them. I found Essence of Close-up Photography, a very useful hand book to understand close-up, natural ambient of light. The other book, The Quintessence of Photography is best with great explanations and information on achieving beautiful composition, where page has photos with explanation. This was a great purchase and a must have Photography books.

Byram
Byram
9 years ago

These books are great. Nasrul makes the book interesting. It’s written in very understandable language. Very satisfied with this purchase.

Raynes
Raynes
9 years ago

I have written dozens of articles about photography. After reading these outstanding books, I now know how wrong I was. Professional quality pictures do not need editing, and these books proved it well. They are painless read, very easy to understand, and practical. Nasrul’s advice are straightforward, trouble-free guidance that everyone must take advantage of. I am hugely grateful. Highly recommended!

Baishampayan Ghose
Baishampayan Ghose
6 years ago

I took the New York Institute of Photography Professional Course in 2011, and it was the worst experienced of my life. It seems to take them forever to send the next unit. When I reported it to them, I got a very nasty and rude reply from NYIP. My hope for learning photography had gone, then I found Light and composition, I bought these books due to all of the great reviews, and I would agree, it’s an easy read. It has great suggestions for making your photograph looks more professional. I highly recommend these books, very informative. I wish they open an institute soon.

Saša Stamenković
Saša Stamenković
9 years ago

I don’t usually go to the effort of review books but felt obliged to review this wonderful package. These two books have suddenly helped me not only understand my camera better but also take better photographs! They are easier to understand than any guides. Overall I like it and look forward to putting these techniques into practice. I am also going to continue with the other photography books by author Nasrul Eam as I now have full trust on his work.

Jiri Kuncar
Jiri Kuncar
9 years ago

I’ve loved Nasrul’s work since the day I saw Light & Composition magazine. I was excited about this package for months. Finally I ordered with the discount, this is EXTRAORDINARY for this price. Photographs are amazing, give inspiration. Very well written, and put everything together. I highly recommend these beautiful books…

Alessandro
Alessandro
7 years ago

I bought this excellent “Mastering Photography” for the same reason I like Light & Composition Magazine, Nasrul is a great photographer who knows what photographers need, and he knows how to write it. I can’t say what it does for beginners but for photo aficionados such as me, this is the best book that I have read. From its beginning to the end, these books surprised me with the number valuable lessons. Highly recommended.

Matt
Matt
9 years ago

I’m a professional photographer; and rated myself strong in composition, but I was wrong!! Heck, these books changed my way of seeing, a must have package! I have learned plenty from The Quintessence of Photography. This is the best spent on my photography.

Pat Brisbin
Pat Brisbin
9 years ago

I really enjoy these books. They do have lot of helpful hints and are a wealth of knowledge. There are many tips, which I had discovered on my own or learned from others, so these books are not only for beginners, but a nice refresher for professionals too, a reference with all important tips. Highly Recommended!

Anthonio
Anthonio
9 years ago

I was very pleased when I opened up The Essence of Close-Up Photography; it is a step by step detail for doing close-up. The way it explained is simple and easy. The Quintessence of Photography, a book that has all as it promises to be! It gives real insight to photography and all the secrets one needs. Perfect for anyone like me, who would like to learn more, and have a guide to follow. Well worth the money.

Alvin Crespo
Alvin Crespo
9 years ago

First, I must admit that I’m a big fan of Light & Composition and own all their books as well as their magazines. So how are these books? If you are just getting started with photography, there is no better book to begin than The Essence of Close-up Photography. Let me tell you, when I originally purchased it, I was by no means a pro or anywhere near it, but that book has improved me, it gave tips on how to achieve those amazing shots without all the confusion.

What can I say about the Quintessence of Photography – without a doubt, that is my absolutely favorite of all their books. Great books!

Emad Elsaid
Emad Elsaid
9 years ago

Any book by Light & Composition is a good investment! Their styles make it easy to understand. If you struggle with technical stuff about photography like I do, then these are the book for you. Highly Recommended!

Siarhei Zirukin
Siarhei Zirukin
9 years ago

I now have all five books by Light & Composition. They have made my photography artistic. I enjoy flipping through all the books, finding new ways to improve my photo. I would definitely recommend Mastering Photography, these two books they bundle here, explains enough theory for me to understand concepts and apply that in every situation.

Zach Leatherman
Zach Leatherman
6 years ago

The Quintessence of Photography is a stunning book. I went to Annapurna so many times but never able to take such astonishing photograph like Nasrul. This year I will go there again, and I will spend a lot of time enjoying Himalayas from Nasrul’s viewpoint. The picture on page 37 of Annapurna South looks like a real painting. I also love his photographs from Yak Kharka and Tilicho Tal, I wish I could be with Nasrul.
His idea behind this book, practical experience, and stimulating examples does help me to improve. Essence of close-up photography is for anyone who has struggled to capture the beauty of nature, they will find it inspiring and encouraging, it is a definitive guide for close-up photography. I highly recommend it.

Laura
Laura
9 years ago

After reading so many positive reviews, I was almost made my decision to buy this package, but $35 is expensive. Finally last week I bought it as my new year’s gift. Comparing the dozens of books I’ve read, or all the courses and seminars I’ve taken, this is the best investment I have made, and all for less than $40! Both the books are well written, easy to read, and pleasantly illustrated. If you’ve recently invested in a DSLR, this should be your second investments. Yes! Highly recommended!

Kaith
Kaith
9 years ago

I have been doing photography for many years, but never was able to completely understand the fundamentals of it by reading “how to’s” online. Within few hours reading these books, you can gain more knowledge than you would in hours of reading tips online. They are clear and simple. This, Mastering Photography is well worth the money, and worth more than any photography books I’ve seen.

Aaron Patterson
Aaron Patterson
9 years ago

This is a must-have text for the serious photographer. I have been a fan of Nasrul Eam’s photography, ideas, and writings. Light and Composition Magazine inspires my photography, and now these two books clearly show me how to make excellent photographs. Both the books have been a real revelation to me, as I didn’t think I would ever get the quality of such creative photographs. Highly recommended!

Alexis Couronne
Alexis Couronne
10 years ago

Like many others, if Understanding Exposure by Bryan Peterson is your first book, then you’ll love these two books. They show you how you can improve your fundamental skills, and apply them. Quintessence of Photography is the book that you need most, one of the best on photography.