AVA advent book giveaway December 5

Comment to win Basics Photography 01: Composition by David Präkel!

This is the first in our successful Basics Photography series and has been translated into nine languages. For anyone just starting out in photography, or who wants to improve their core skills.

‘The book is easy to use, student-friendly, has user appeal and is well presented.’
– Frank Balaam, Lancaster University, UK


Basics Photography 01: Composition book by David Prakel

Basics Photography 01 Composition by David Prakel book page


And we can announce that the winner of The Visual Dictionary of Typography is…Amafel from Manila, congratulations! Please email press@avabooks.co.uk with your postal address and we can send the book to you.

For everyone else, remember we will be posting books you can win throughout December…


  1. I ahve been looking into books about photography and would love to learn a bit more about composition. With a Lomo, a Holga and my dad’s old SLR at home this book would help me make a head start. I do love the visualisations on the sample pages.

    Happy Holidays from Chichester!

  2. Photography has been a hobby of mine for a few years now, this book would really help my to take shoot some new material!

  3. Although I’m a graphic designer myself, I’m very fond of photography because I think good photos can lead to great designs. Count me in please and greetings from Athens, Greece. :)

  4. This book looks really helpful, I would like to learn more about the composition of the photograph rather than obsessing with the camera settings. This book giveaway is such a good idea!! :)

  5. I love looking at photos, but I also love taking photos especially of food, landscape and all the fascinating details in between (like a carpet of autumn leaves or a ray of light on a surface). I only have a trusty point-and-shoot camera and my skills could use help. Knowledge surely can produce something out of the barest equipment, so here I am ready to get hold of this book and learn!

  6. There´s always something new to learn in photography, and what a great motivational tool a new book is! That would be a perfect christmas gift.. for me. :)

  7. Photography for me has been a documenting work related hobby that is rapidily becoming the passion of itself. Of course like all design & art, composition is the basis. I love the sneak peek of the pages of book in competition and would love to be able to win for a full read and have in my reference library.

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