Pring’s Photographer’s Miscellany
This compact volume, is chocked with the kind of little factoid that any photographer needs to know – from how to ask someone to “Say Cheese” in Estonia (hint: it’s “Pea Soup”) to which photography competition to enter for the biggest prize.
From time to time you’ll find information you might actually need to know, but it’s what you’ll find in-between that gives this book its unique character. Through its beautifully illustrated pages, you will discover who it was who said “I drifted into photography like one drifts into prostitution. First I did it to please myself, then I did it to please my friends, and eventually I did it for the money”. You’ll find out how capitalism has damaged astrophotography, and you’ll see all manner of weird and wonderful cameras from the ages.
The book itself is a thing of beauty, bound in a beautiful textured paper. There’s a matching bookmarker-ribbon woven into the spine too, so you can read each little golden nugget of information one at a time if you wish, savouring the delights over time.