50 of my most popular articles from the last couple of years, assembled in one place for easy offline reading.
Your F/ Should Be 5 (And Other Platitudes) is a collection of essays about the photographic life and craft, written in the hopes that changingthe way we think about the making of photographs can change the photographs we make.
Your F/ Should be 5 was curated from the most popular articles originally published on my blog or previously available only to my Contact Sheet subscribers. If you like my writing for what I hope is insight, wisdom, wit, and humanity, not to mention the focus on vision and creativity, you're going to love owning this collection of articles to read whenever and wherever you are.
This beautiful 200-page PDF ebook was released in June 2018 and is my most recent publication. Download size: 213mb.
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