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Book Description

1 May 2013 Dk

Helping you get the most from your digital camera

If you're new to photography, then The Beginner's Photography Guide is perfect for you. Assuming no prior knowledge, this book simply explains all the key digital camera function and settings then shows you how to use them to create outstanding images.

Step-by-step photographs break down digital camera techniques such as focusing on a moving object and creating background blur by telling you exactly what you need to do to get the most out of your camera. Icon panels provide an at-a-glance overview of equipment and settings required with straightforward captions to guide you.

With The Beginner's Photography Guide in hand, you'll be confident enough to break your digital camera out of its box and start snapping.


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  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Dorling Kindersley (1 May 2013)
  • Language: Unknown
  • ISBN-10: 1409322793
  • ISBN-13: 978-1409322795
  • Product Dimensions: 23.8 x 19.8 x 2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,595 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

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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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A great starter book 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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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a complete beginner's book 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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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent for beginners 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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Learn as you go 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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It All Makes Sense Now!!!! 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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5.0 out of 5 stars EXCELLENT!! 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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just right 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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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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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Good book. Definitely buy if you are beginner- even if you know the basics but want to know more.
Published 11 days ago by Miss v Bartalska
2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars
Still does not help take better pictures!
Published 17 days ago by Amazon Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars Although I have some photography books I have concluded much ...
Although I have some photography books I have concluded much the same & more information can be gathered from the internet free of charge.
Published 25 days ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent book, well laid out and illustrated
An excellent book, well laid out and illustrated, very clear and ideal for anyone wanting to improve their photography knowhow.
Published 1 month ago by Margaret Sherwood
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
The perfect introduction to Photography.
Published 1 month ago by Andy
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great book.Delivered promptly
Published 2 months ago by Vanessa Riley
4.0 out of 5 stars This book was purchased as a gift, I am ...
This book was purchased as a gift, I am now thinking of getting a copy for myself. Very interesting book.
Published 2 months ago by HPB
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
excellent introductory photography book, highly recommend to all the beginners
Published 2 months ago by Zhuo Yu
4.0 out of 5 stars so the feel is good. Basic information
Hardbound, so the feel is good. Basic information. Falls short on specifics of different brands of SLRs.
Published 2 months ago by Deepak
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
very helpful
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