E. SMITH

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Helpful votes received on reviews: 97% (33 of 34)
Location: UK
 

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 4,220,187 - Total Helpful Votes: 33 of 34
100 Ways To Take Better Landscape Photographs by Guy Edwardes
26 of 26 people found the following review helpful
A superb book. Not too heavy on the text - you can read a few of the "100 ways" in just a few minutes, put the book down, then pick it up later. Short, to the point explanations, each one supported by a well explained example. An excellent read.

Ted
The Photographer's Guide to Light by Nigel Hicks
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Highly recommended, 25 Jan 2008
A superb book. Very, very informative and useful for anyone doing indoor, outdoor, architecture, studio, family portrait photography, whatever. He explains how the subject is not so important as the light itself - it's all about the light.

His examples are a mix of film and digital, which is nice (too many books aimed at digital these days) and he labours the point of getting it right in camera - an idea sadly been lost by many new photographers with the digital age.

Highly recommended for anyone who is serious about their craft.

Ted
Understanding Exposure: How to Shoot Great Photogr&hellip by Bryan Peterson
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
I've been shooting for a few years, but never really taken the time to look into manual exposure because I thought it was too hard. This book de-mystifies that belief on page one!! It is, without doubt, the best photography book I have read in recent years.

He also uses very basic but useful analogies to help you understand his points. For example, one great example was the use of explaining how the number of worker bees in a bee hive work to make you understand ISO and it's effect on exposure, amongst many others.

The author repeats time and time again how he sets exposure for shots until it really sinks in - the line "I then adjusted the shutter (or aperture) until… Read more