Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Book Review: Inner Beauty of Nature: X-Ray Photography by Bert Myers

Inner Beauty of Nature: X-Ray Photography by Bert Myers

This very interesting book is about the history and techniques of x-ray photography. It begins with an introduction to x-ray photography and a brief overview of the history of the art. He then lays out everything it takes to produce the wonderful images that follow. While this information is a little dry for people not interested in actually making these types of images, it is great for anyone that would like to give it a try.

The rest of the book is dedicated to showing the beautiful images that Dr. Myers has created. It is amazing to see how different nature looks through x-rays. I especially enjoy the many images of shells. The structures and shapes are wonderful to look at. It is also very interesting to see how he has added color to some of the images. This really makes x-ray photography not only a photographic pursuit but an artistic one as well.

Another great feature of this book is that the author lists other x-ray artists with a description of them and their work and how to find out more about them.

I highly recommend this book for anyone that is interested in learning about alternative ways of taking photographs.

To purchase this book please click here.

1 comment:

EG CameraGirl said...

Thank you for this review. It sounds so fascinating! Maybe when I've gotten a better handle on simpler photography I'll read about this. There's so much to LEARN. (And isn't that great?)