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Posted October 10, 2014 by Aaron Brethorst
I love reviewing contact sheets. Last year I splurged and picked up a copy of Magnum Contact Sheets, a huge, beautiful book full of some of Magnum's best-known photographs...and the dozens of photos that didn't quite capture the decisive moment. To that end, I'm always excited when I see a new book with more 'behind the scenes' looks at how an iconic photo was selected from the also-rans.
Hollywood Frame by Frame offers a unique look at contact sheets from publicity photo shoots for some of the biggest films of the 1950s through the 1990s, and seems to be well-worth picking up if that's your cup of tea.
Meanwhile, I was introduced to an oldie-but-a-goodie yesterday: Ansel Adams' Examples: The Making of 40 Photographs details the creation and technical challenges in making forty of his most memorable photos. And, at $3.12 for a used copy, seems like an instant purchase.
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