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The Beginner's Photography Guide (Dk)
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
on 14 September 2014
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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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
on 14 August 2014
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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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
on 19 September 2013
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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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on 23 October 2013
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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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
on 7 July 2013
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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 28 June 2015
Gave this to my wife as a birthday present to support her growing interest in my hobby, and to answer all the questions I couldn't.
As soon as it arrived I had a sneaky read before wrapping it, and quickly learned something new.
Although I am an experienced old-school photographer, my ownership of a DSLR is relatively new and only just venturing outside of 'Auto' mode, and I think I might end up buying a second copy to save my marriage.
This book is brilliant, it explains everything in easy-to-read explanations with pictorial examples alongside.
I would highly recommend it to any improving photographer even at double the price.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on 14 February 2014
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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on 6 January 2014
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. The book also makes excellent use of diagrams and photo shots to help a photographer understand the different aspects and features involved in taking a photograph.

The book also has an excellent introduction to the different types of cameras as well and the differences between them, i.e. compact cameras, bridge, DSLR and compact system cameras as well as the different types of lenses that can be used to create a variety of different photos, e.g. macro, telephoto or standard and other equipment that can be used with your camera, as well as much much more.

So if you are getting into photography I would highly recommend this book as it is very well written, easy to understand and it will give you what you need to know to help you on your way to become a photographer.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on 23 December 2013
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
on 8 February 2014
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. It is clearly laid out and not too wordy.
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