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The Beginner's Photography Guide (Dk) [Hardcover]

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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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Product details

  • 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: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 11,364 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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9 of 9 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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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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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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This book is just what I needed to help me start to unravel the mysteries of modern photography.
Everything is explained in a way that a layman, such as I, can start to experiment with a greater degree of confidence.

Thank you
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4.0 out of 5 stars Beginners photography book 15 Mar 2014
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Very good book with easy instructions to follow and very well illustrated. I am now slowly working my way though each chapter.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The beginners photography guide
I bought this book for a relative who had just bought a dslr she says it's packed with info and has found it very good to learn with,it came on time and the packaging was very... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Paul y
5.0 out of 5 stars very good 10/10
its not often i rate a product as 5 star and 10/10 but this book for beginners is good its easy to understand and shows you what settings to set your camera at for diff rant... Read more
Published 5 months ago by lita b
4.0 out of 5 stars Companion to son's first "proper" camera
Although aimed more to DSLR, my teen son has found this useful as a beginners guide for his Pentax bridge type camera and has put the book content into use. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Steve D
5.0 out of 5 stars Just taken up Photography
I saw the same one in W.H.Smiths. It was 3 dearer. so pretty happy. Would recommend this one, quite simple to understand
Published 5 months ago by buzzard
4.0 out of 5 stars Great but
The book is richly illustrated what makes it easy to use and understand. You can learn to do something within 2minutes before you shoot it. I would highly recommend it. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Alize
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book for beginners
I got this book for Christmas and its perfect for any beginning photographer and its breaks down all the jargon and makes it easy for an newcomer (such as myself) to understand. Read more
Published 6 months ago by K. Feeney
5.0 out of 5 stars NO LONGER A BEGINNER
The ideal book for the happy snapper who wants to learn the finer points of photography - Now passed on to Granddaughter who is equally happy with the book.
Published 7 months ago by D. J. Rogerson
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