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  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Dorling Kindersley (1 May 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1409322793
  • ISBN-13: 978-1409322795
  • Product Dimensions: 20.2 x 1.9 x 24.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,592 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Chris Gatcum has been involved in photography for over two decades, working as a photographer, journalist, and author. Like many aspiring photographers, his career started at college where a degree course taught him a wide range of skills and technologies, covering both studio and location work, large format photography through to the then-emerging digital technology, and, of course, Photoshop.

He went on to work as a set-builder on a number of high-end advertising campaigns and as a photographer and retoucher, before joining the UK's longest-standing photography magazine, Amateur Photographer, as technical writer. Magazines led to books, and the rest--as the cliché goes--is history...

Chris' books include Creative Digital Photography: 52 Weekend Projects (published as Camera Creative in the US), Light & Shoot: 50 Fashion Photos, and Landscape Photography: The Four Seasons. He currently lives in East Sussex, UK.

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Susan Owen on 7 July 2013
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A great book for beginners who know nothing about cameras. I now understand the difference between SLR and bridge cameras and some of the basics for taking good pictures.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Dimitrios Tsikopoulos on 19 Sep 2013
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A very intuitive guide for amateur photographers who wish to expand their knowledge and obtain a basic theoretical background in photography. I really enjoyed reading it and i believe it helped me not only take better pictures but also enjoy the process much more. Highly recommended book, probably the best of 4 similar books that I purchased together.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Alex on 14 Sep 2014
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Dorling Kindersley has earned a justifiably good reputation for producing excellent books, and this is no exception.

The text is well-written, breaking down possibly daunting topics into simple, easy-to-follow steps. Even better, there are lots of photographs to illustrate the topics under discussion. After all, photography is a visual art; much better to have pictures which show "if you do X then the result is Y" rather than relying on dry and impenetrable words.

The book is written with Canon and Nikon users in mind (the largest market segment), but the instructions are easily adaptable to other makes of camera.

I would unhesitatingly recommend this book to anyone looking to get into photography.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Anastasia A. Kogka on 23 Oct 2013
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For beginners like myself it's an excellent choice. I really learnt a lot about the piece of equipment I have in my hands and how to correctly use it.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Graham Broom on 14 Aug 2014
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This book is amazing!!! I really couldn't get my head around aperture, ISO, depth of field etc etc, all seemed to complicated!!!! But this book is so easy to understand and it is just like being in a lesson! Bite size chunks of info and easy to understand . Absolutely no negatives for me about this book! Well done to the author!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By J. Moore on 14 Feb 2014
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This is a clear, concise and easy to follow book which is really helping me get the most out of my DSLR camera.

Would recommend it highly.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Tech Tyro on 23 Dec 2013
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A well presented, useful book. Explanations and exercises are laid out together. Illustrations are well thought out and useful. Bought as a present and described in the 'thank you note' (by a 13 year-old, mind you) as 'wonderful'.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By I R PORTER on 23 Mar 2014
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Love this is book! It explains photography in layman terms, and easy to understand, especially for beginners. I Highly recommend it!!
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