I promise, I’m not a shill for Tony Sweet. Really, I’m not. But I do get asked about where my ideas come from, and right now I’m gaining most of them from different existing photographers. Sometimes it’s Joe McNally, Moose Petersen, or Jim Goldstein. When it’s flowers, it’s usually Tony Sweet.
Tony doesn’t have that many books out there, and his style isn’t for everyone (is anyone’s?). I will say that I really like his Visual Literacy: Photography Workshop DVD. As far as raw technique, it’s pretty much the best of his bunch.
Looking for more flower ideas? Grab his Fine Art Flower Photography.
Some other day, I’ll write about his other books…