- Hardcover: 192 pages
- Publisher: Collins (1 Sept. 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0007279922
- ISBN-13: 978-0007279920
- Product Dimensions: 18.6 x 1.9 x 22.6 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (248 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,140 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Collins Complete Photography Course Hardcover – 1 Sep 2008
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About the Author
John Garrett is a professional photographer, specialising in reportage photography for several major newspapers and magazines. He has written several teaching books and co-wrote the 35mm Photographer's Handbook which has sold over 2million copies worldwide.
Graeme Harris is a lecturer in Photography at London's Kensington & Chelsea College, he also teaches at the Zoom In photography school. A professional photographer, his photography has been widely exhibited and his commercial work includes photography for many well known companies and publishers.
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With regards to my title for this review, I hope (if they're reading this) that the author's are not offended - it's a massive compliment! The book is gently worded and doesn't assume that you are either a complete plank or already a well competent photographer...it sort of lands just right, just in the middle and while the author's are obviously very well accomplished and talented, the only mention of this is on the last page, in the biography - I think this alone displays the humility of the chaps who wrote this book, there's no fancy fore word or preface or introduction by some other 'in the know' bod, as you so often see in 'help books' these days to help move copies.
To get to the point, it's just a very good, simple, easy reading book and anyone with a camera (dslr or a camera phone) should consider this book if they have an interest in improving their shots.
To the author's; thanks, guys.
It starts by a quick review of the history of photography and then moves to a chapter on equipment with enough information for a newcomer to understand what kind of camera one should buy and what else is needed to produce the wanted results, from torch to tripods and even a swiss army knife. After this, the book has sections on exposure, aperture, shutter and lenses, interesting for both SLR or compact camera and film or digital users. Next, the authors introduce the reader to the planning and production of a photo and creative possibilities in sections such as composition, light, colour, filters and black and white. All of these sections include small projects to encourage the reader to try as he learns and small explanations on how the image achieved can go wrong. Finally, the last two chapters are on image enhancement (mostly, but not only, based on Photoshop) and management, organizing and printing images. I was glad to find that the book offers further reading advice and other strong points to it are the good quality images as examples to almost every concept and technique described, the reference of artists considered experts on them and the inclusion of a glossary and an index, sometimes forgotten but always useful in this kind of book.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I find myself coming back to this book time and time again.
John Garrett is very knowledgeable and he explains photography in an easy style with lots of great photos. Read more
Gave as a present and it was well received. 4* because it took so long to arrivePublished 24 days ago by Mommafish65
Best photography course on the market, teaches everything in very simple language and covers all of the basic techniques you need. Highly recommended.Published 28 days ago by Londoner
Good book to familiarise yourself with the basics of digital photography.Published 1 month ago by mark
I yet to get to grips with my camera but this book is helpful.Published 1 month ago by David Williams