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19 people found this helpful
on 10 March 2012
I'm not stupid when it comes to cameras and photography, just old school. Old being the operative word here having taken photographs for over fifty years starting long before the setting "auto" was invented. I understand all about the relationship between speed, aperture, ISO and depth of field so why would I want to read a book like this? I finally bought my first digital SLR, a Canon EOS 60D, that's why! I read the Canon manual, as dry as the Sahara, excellent for insomniacs trying to fall asleep, functional but uninspiring and I'm no stranger to equipment manuals having written such tombs as "Assembly Instructions for a Centurian Tank Gearbox" or "Understanding Your Computerised Stock Control System".
This book is written in simple terms and helps you find your way around the Canon EOS 60D menu system far better than the manual. For those of you who are as familiar with photography as I am it helps you to understand and find the various hidden settings and inspires you to go out and try the techniques learned in each chapter and for those of you who are beginners it also helps you understand the relationship between the four key elements of taking a good photograph. Read it in bed at your peril, it will keep you awake and have you setting your alarm to catch the golden hour of dawn.
Now where's the Canon manual, I think it's time for my afternoon nap!