National Geographic Simply Beautiful Photographs

National Geographic Simply Beautiful Photographs

by Annie Griffiths


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ISBN-13: 9781426217265
Publisher: National Geographic Society
Publication date: 09/13/2016
Series: National Geographic Collectors Series
Pages: 504
Sales rank: 152,476
Product dimensions: 6.70(w) x 6.60(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

National Geographic photographer Annie Griffiths Belt earned a degree in Photojournalism from the University of Minnesota. Since then, she has photographed dozens of magazine and book projects for the Society. Annie's work has also appeared in LIFE, Geo, Smithsonian, Merian, Paris Match, Stern, and many other publications. She devotes a portion of each year to producing fundraising images for aid organizations.

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National Geographic Simply Beautiful Photographs 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
zack12349 More than 1 year ago
This is one of the most exciting books that National Geographic has published in recent times. One stunning image after another it lives up to its representation by showing the best photos found in the National Geographic archives. There is little text in this book and it relies heavily on the quality of the images selected. The sample photos and the video only give you a taste of what is between the covers. I must admit that I am biased, because one of my photos is in the book. It was an honor to have one of the only photos I ever sent to National Geographic to be selected by Annie Griffiths to be included in the book. As a photographer, I will be learning from this book for years to come. What makes beauty in a photograph is a question this book answers. It may seem like a small trivial question to some, but Annie gives an elegant answer with some of the most beautiful photos that represent the best of our world. This book helps reaffirm to me that photography can be a medium of how to view this world and live our lives in the simple pursuit of beauty. What greater purpose could a photographer or a person have? It is no wonder to me that the popularity of this book is rising, and I applaud Annie Griffiths for the theme of beauty that opens before your eyes with each turn of the page. When I sit for awhile with this book a quote from George Eliot comes to mind: "The golden moments in the stream of life rush past us and we see nothing but sand; the angels come to visit us, and we only know them when they are gone." I treasure the moments that each photographer has brought to my eyes.
Chris_VanHaight More than 1 year ago
A big, beautiful book filled with amazing photographs. A wonderful gift.
njmom3 on LibraryThing 7 months ago
A beautiful book. It combines three of my favorite things -* Absolutely breathtaking pictures from National Geogrphic* A brief discussion on the elements of photography - light, composition, moment, motion, palette, and wonder* Quotes - famous and not so famous - about photography and the specific elementsThe book is organized into sections - one for each element. The section is introduced with a brief essay and then followed up by national geographic pictures that illustrate that particular element. Each photograph includes a caption with the photographic credits. Interspersed throughout are quotes. This would be considered a "coffee table" book, but I liked the physical size of the book. It is not so bulky.If you are looking for a detailed how-to book, this is not it. If you are looking to be inspired, then this is the book for you.
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Buy it, just for the sheer beauty of the picutres. It is worth to keep and look over and over again. You have more understanding, more admiration for the people, the world we live in through these wonderful pictures. Thanks to all the photographers who could catch those fleeting moments, to Annie Griffiths and Nationa Geographic that put them together and share with us.
Don-Taylor More than 1 year ago
This is an awesome and awe inspiring tome. Great for the coffee table or high touch lobby or lounge. One will spend hours gazing at the photos. Be sure you make it to page 480-481. I'm kind of partial to that image.
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