Richard

 
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A Beginners Guide To DSLR Photography: How To Crea&hellip by Vincent Miles
1.0 out of 5 stars Don't bother, 2 Sep 2014
How someone can write a book on photography without any photos in it is beyond me. No diagrams either.

Also there are booboos like "a slow lens is suitable for low light"

Beginners are unlikely to learn much and should look elsewhere
Insight Guides: Travel Photography by Insight Guides
Oh dear, where was the copy editor? Some booboos are funny -"The Rule of Things", or "angle of view less than 50 degrees is called wide angle". Others are annoying - example photos missing for instance.

In general the book is let down by poor examples, using agency photos, often of doubtful relevance, where the authors don't seem to know the exposure details. Even when illustrating exposure bracketing there are no captions to say what the exposure was. Likewise when illustrating different focal lengths.

And there aren't enough examples either - for instance the section on using histograms doesn't have a single example.

However, if you can see past all that,… Read more
Insights From Beyond the Lens: Inside the Art & Cr&hellip by Robert Rodriguez Jr
1.0 out of 5 stars Kumbayaa, 28 Aug 2014
some may find something useful here but I did not. Too much kumbayaa stuff about getting in touch with nature etc, not enough real addvice on better photos.

Self published, I suspect it is really a freebie to draw people to his website and courses etc

And I am always wary of authors who say you need to buy lots of expensive gear.

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