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Book Review: Ireland’s Coast

This book appears to cover both coffee table and portfolio genres. But, can such a book appeal both to landscape photographers and to the general public? David Hay shares his findings in this review

Coffee table book or photographic portfolio? There are two types of book in this geographic genre. The first is designed to appeal to a wide range of buyers who want a souvenir of their visit to a particular place, and the second is aimed at photographers who want to own a collection of the photographer’s work. Most books about an area of a country comprise mainly stock images, some quite old, along with some general text. Portfolio books contain higher quality images, usually by one individual. This book lies in the...

Read this article, and many more, in High Definition, inside Issue 26 of Landscape Photography Magazine.

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David Hay

I took up photography at the age of eleven and have been passionate about it ever since. As a retired biologist I still marvel at the beauty of the natural world and try and capture the colours and forms of natural things around me.

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