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  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Publishers Ltd (17 Jan 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0751334359
  • ISBN-13: 978-0751334357
  • Product Dimensions: 19.5 x 2.5 x 23.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,381,713 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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John Garrett moved to London in 1966 working as a fashion and advertising photographer. He has worked for most of the leading magazines including The Observer, Time Life, and Stem. John has worked as a photographer, TV-commercial director, lecturer, and writer. This is his eighth book.

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 5 May 2002
Format: Paperback
If you are a complete novice at the finer elements of photography, and have a mental block when confronted with anything technical, then this could be the book for you. I love it. I take it to bed with me!
Having bought an SLR with loads of knobs and buttons and being considerably bemused by what to do with them, when, and what the results would be, this book demystifies the technicalities in plain and simple English without being patronising. It is like having your own personal tutor speaking to you, explaining all your queries in a way that is quickly and easily understood.
Hoping to become a competent photographer in the shortest time possible, I first bought The Idiot's Guide to Photography Like a Pro and The Dummies Guide to Photography and was completely flummoxed by page after page of explanations. The more I read, the more confused I became! I didn't find them particularly attractive to read either, photos being in black and white for the most part and lots of skipping about. The KISS book keeps things plain and simple. It is beautifully set out and user friendly with colour coded chapters, section titles at the top of each page for quick and easy tracking, loads of photographic examples and concise summaries at the end of each section. There are also lots of useful web site references dotted throughout. All photos are in colour, (except those meant to be in black and white), and John Garrett explains how each shot was taken. As a complete beginner I had trouble understanding apertures and depth of field but he cleared that up for me in just a few seconds and even included photographic examples showing the results of the settings. Wonderful!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 17 Aug 2002
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I haven't finished reading this book yet, but so far I have been really impressed by the explanations and style of this guide. It really is like having a tutor going through it all with you and the author's enthusiasm for photography is completely motivating. It is the type of book that makes you pick up your camera whilst you are reading and actually try out those features which you just couldn't fathom out before. I already feel far more confident about using the manual features of my SLR camera. Ideal for anyone who just can't get their heads around f-stops and shutter speeds despite several previous explanations, like myself!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Natalie (Nat) on 1 Mar 2009
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This is a very informative, easy to read book. I have learnt lots about photography in general from this little book!
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
Excellent Book, very readable, easy on the eyes format. 15 July 2002
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The attractive layout, easy to read format and all the color pictures first made me think that this is a lightweight guide. I quickly changed my mind as I continued to read this book. It is very well-written, with great tips and hints and a lot more than other books I have on photography.
The example graphics and photographs are outstanding and laid out attractively throughout the book. That made it easy on my 62-year old eyes to go through the book and really learn something without tiring and laying down the book.
Through the book, there are URL's of interesting internet sites on photography, and the Appendices at the end of the book have a listing of websites on photography, recommended books and magazines and of course the Index.
Part Four - Photographic Themes has the most informative and useful information I have read anywhere on photography. Please take note that I am just your average enthusiast who snaps away at family and friends, not even remotely an expert photographer. This chapter really is most useful for amateurs like me. And its fun and easy to learn.
Of particular use are "Putting your subject at ease" and "Posing and Camera Angles". A tip I really like: asking your subject to puff up their cheeks and then blow out the air hard.... to relax their mouth. I think this tip is a definite winner. With 352 colorful pages filled with useful information and tips aimed at the budding photographer, this book is a keeper.
Chapter 18 - Children - starts off with a full-page picture that will make you smile, maybe guffaw.
The book discusses digital photography as well as film. Very thorough, very authoritative, very uptodate and very interesting and a joy to read. I love this book.
12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
WOW!!! This book is great! 23 Feb 2002
By Michelle - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I am 14 years old. I just bought an SLR camera a few months ago. Having made the big decision to shell out the money to take photography seriously I decided that I needed a bit more than the camera's owner's manual, so out I went shopping for a how-to book. I did not expect to find a book as helpful as this. This guide showed me how to enhace my skills of photographing along with giving me websites,tips, and no-no's when it comes to taking pictures. It is simple and it was impossible for the photography lingo to confuse me becasue the book defined it all. Breathtaking pictures along with tips on technique have helped me to improve. If you are a beginner who is looking to take photography seriously then I STRONGLY suggest you buy this book!
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Excellent! 26 Sep 2002
By sdominick - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I have several photography books that I have had no desire to read from cover to cover. Then I found this one! This is by far the best photography book that I have laid my eyes on. I am reading it cover to cover and plan on reading it again. John Garret has written it in such a fun, simple way that really makes you understand photography. I've even learned more from this book than I have in a photography class that I have taken.
If you are just getting started in your photography adventure, I highly recommend this book!
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
A great and useful tool! 4 Mar 2003
By "chicajlb06" - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I bought this book on a whim because I had just found my interest in photography, and I was done reading it two days later! Garrett makes all the concepts of photography understandable to those without any prior knowledge! I even found myself going through the book again and jotting down notes about film speeds and filters for easy reference later! I cannot wait to try out the things I have learned from this wonderful book! I only wish I had more to read! I recommed this for anyone who thinks he would not be able to understand the concepts of photography and the camera. This book is not written on a technical level so make this the first photography book you buy!
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
One of the Best Photography Book I ever read 3 Mar 2006
By Mufutau Towobola - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I have several photography books that I have had no desire to read from cover to cover. Then I found this one! This is by far the best photography book that I have laid my eyes on. I am reading it cover to cover and plan on reading it again. John Garret has written it in such a fun, simple way that really makes you understand photography. I've even learned more from this book than I have in a photography class that I have taken.

If you are just getting started in your photography adventure, I highly recommend this book! I hope John Garret can write a very good book on Digital Photography too, because I am now into Digital but this book really helped understand a lot of thing that is common between Film and Digital Photgraphy.
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