on 21 August 2009
I really like this book, it does exactly what it says on the cover. I have found it very helpful as everything is explained in an easy to understand language, with any technical details explained clearly. The chapters take you through start to finish. Covering set-up, lenses, focal ranges, understanding colour and all manner of other aspects, to help you get the best out of your digital camera and capture great photographs instead of snaps.
Ideal for anyone who wants to move on from an instant digital camera, but is concerned that using an SLR/interchangeable lense camera would be too complicated.
on 19 September 2010
Having an interest in photography but not really with much technical idea, I got this book hoping it would give me an insight into things like White Balance, Shutter Speed etc.
And that's exactly what it did, with good pictures and explanations of everything, this is a really good 'foundation' book for anyone interested in getting the best they can out of their photography skills. And a good reference book for those with a memory like a sieve (like me!) definitely worth a buy.
on 28 September 2009
Exactly what I was looking for. Explained all the basics - aperture, shutter speed, depth of field etc. how to manipulate an image in photoshop without going into hyperdetail and some worthwhile tips on how to capture a good photograph.
on 3 March 2012
This book provides a simple guide to taking a good picture. It uses simple language that can be understood by most and gives tips throughout on how to get the most from you camera and how to take a better picture. It also explains what features to look for in a digital camera if you are looking to by a new one and it goes through digital technology terms like pixels, optical/digital zoom. It explains as well how to get the best use out of pre programmed stuff on digital camera such as sport mode, landscape, portrait and also more detailed stuff like how to change aperture and shutter priority. All in all a good introduction to digital photography and a reference book that will either help you chose the right mode for the job or teach you to make the most out of your digital camera.