Since 2009, Within The Frame has surpassed all kinds of expectations, among them my own. What started as a book about the passionate (and compassionate) photography of people, places, and culture, became a book that was just as much about vision. It led to other books, workshops, and connections with people that have since become collaborators and best friends.
Now the 2nd Edition is out and I want to quickly tell you what it is and is not, and give you a chance to win a signed copy. What it is not is a whole new book. It’s not a chance for me to sell you a shinier version of something you’ve already got. It’s still Within The Frame. It’s still written by me. But the author has changed. I’ve grown. So this edition was a chance to re-edit the words and update some thoughts and opinions, and add a few things. The same is true of the photographs, all of which were re-processed, and some of which were replaced with new images entirely. There’s also a companion video that you can access with a link from the book, a chance to sit with me and talk about some photographs through the lens of the principles I discuss in the book.
I didn’t think I’d feel this way, the original being so close to my heart, but this edition is stronger and will represent my thoughts and teachings well for years to come.
If you already have the original edition there are good reasons to get the new one. You might want to support me. You might be curious. Your old copy might be falling apart. You might want to give a copy to a friend. But don’t do it if you think it’s a whole new book. It’s not, and I’d be disappointed if you bought the new edition thinking it was. This was a chance to update the book and present to the market again.
If you want to buy a copy, here’s a link to Amazon. I’d be thrilled if you shared it with others. And if you get a copy, I’d be grateful if you took a moment to leave a review for this new edition. If you loved this book, please consider helping me spread the word.
If you have a copy of the original, or you never got around to picking it up, and want a chance to win a signed copy of the new edition, leave your name in the comments here on the blog (make sure you enter your email in the email field – no one but me can see it, and I’ll need it to contact you if you win) – and in a week I’ll draw names and send signed copies to 3 of you. That’s it. Just let me know you’re in for the draw. You all have my deepest gratitude, thank you!
*Updated July 12 – Congratulations to Lauri Novak, Faraz Shaw, and Steve Haddeen – I’ve sent you emails and if you reply with a mailing address I’ll send you each a signed copy of the book. Thanks to the rest of you for participating.
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