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Behind The Image: Research In Photography is the third book in the creative photography series.
It is a comprehensive and well thought out guide to how to put together an effective portfolio, and talks the reader through the process very effectively.
It begins right at the beginning with a chapter on how to begin researching your project, and goes right through to what the impact of your research will be in the wider world. Once you have planned your research, the book goes into detail on how to make your portfolio stand out in the crowd.
This book is different because it includes activities for the reader after every chapter, encouraging you to test out a new research technique. It also features case studies of successful portfolios to help you understand what works and what does not.
As you would imagine, the book is very visually impressive, and has an extremely wide variety of photographic subjects and techniques throughout. Because research photography can be of literally everything, there are some extremely provocative and unique photos, all the better to inspire you on your journey of research.
Overall, this book is a great read and will no doubt help anyone who is looking at photography as research. It would be especially good for students of visual arts, who will have to do portfolios for their course. Even if you're not an expert, this book an interesting read and will hold your interest if you have a passion for the photographic arts.