So in case you wondered what exactly was in that bag from Amazon, here is a quick rundown:

The Digital Photography Book

1,000 Package Designs: A Comprehensive Guide to Packing It In (1000)

The Best of Brochure Design 10 (No. 10)

The Digital Photography Book

The first is The Digital Photography Book by Scott Kelby, no doubt one of my favorite tech writers. Given that I just got my first SLR camera, I wanted to get some expert advice, without feeling that a big book with hard-to-understand words were weighing me down. Scott best describes the brilliance of this book himself:

If you and I were out on a shoot, and you asked me, ‘Hey, how do I get this flower to be in focus, but I want the background out of focus?’ I wouldn’t stand there and give you a lecture about aperture, exposure, and depth of field. In real life, I’d just say, ‘Get out your telephoto lens, set your f/stop to f/2.8, focus on the flower, and fire away.’ You d say, ‘OK,’ and you’d get the shot. That’s what this book is all about.

Each page of this book covers one new tip. It’s super easy to read and to pick up. Not quite as easy to put down.

I can not recommend this book enough! If you are a real pro, you might not need it, but if you are a n00b like me, or even a semi-pro, I think you are bound to find something new in this book. I even went so far as getting Volume 2 (eBook) after finishing just 2 chapters in the first one. Volume 3 is set for release later this year, and who knows, maybe I’ll even pick that one up.

1,000 Package Designs: A Comprehensive Guide to Packing It In (1000)

Next out: 1,000 Package Designs: A Comprehensive Guide to Packing It In (1000). The title pretty much says it all. I’m hooked on packaging design, and this book is a great showcase.

The Best of Brochure Design 10 (No. 10)

Lastly we have The Best of Brochure Design 10 (No. 10) by the same publisher. Again it’s a showcase book. If you work in the industry, these coffee table books are invaluable.

There you have it. 3 books I can recommend. Got any similar recommendations? Leave a comment! (disclaimer: all Amazon-links in this post will give me a kick-back if you make a purchase)

 

8 Responses to “On Packaging – Part 3”  

  1. 1 Ragne

    Hei! Artig med anbefalinger. Viste innlegget om fotoboka til Henrik som også er interesserti foto;) Ganske enkelt genialt. Håper alt er bra med deg!

  2. 2 Andreas

    Heia! Visste ikke at du fremdeles var innom her :) Alt er strålende med meg hvertfall, håper du kan si det samme (og at du har tenkt deg på 5-årstreffet!)

  3. 3 Ragne

    Er innom nå og da vettu:) Ellers kan jeg si det samme om at alt er strålende vel. Og jeg har tenkt meg på 5-årstreffet ja! :)

  4. 4 Charles Ravndal

    Hei! Flotte anbefalinger! Jeg skal kjøpe The Digital Photography Book og Best of Brochure Design mens jeg er på Filippinene. Jeg har funnet ut at engelske bøkene her er billigere enn i Norge. Vi snakk om halv pris!

  5. 5 Andreas

    Hei Charles! Kult at du likte anbefalingene! Nå er jo bøker i Norge ganske dyrt generelt syns jeg, som det meste, men halv pris? Det er ikke gærent. Er jo en del billigere på Amazon også, men selv om bøker er momsfritt så blir det jo likevel en del i frakt.

  6. 6 Ine

    Hei! Du kan kjøpe Grans Øko-brus på Rema 1000! Er ikke sikker på om ALLE butikkene har den, men de to jeg har sjekket ut hadde dem i hvertfall! Og de koster like mye som vanlig brus :)

  7. 7 Ine

    Hei hei! Takk for kommentar! Ja, jeg har klart å slette den RSS-linken, vet du hvordan jeg får den tilbake?

  8. 8 Ine

    Heihei!
    Har enda ikke fått til noe RSS-feed, men nå har jeg fått hjelp til .com!


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