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Simply the best guide available
on 26 November 2001
While looking for a comprehensive guide for a digitally inclined person with no experience in photography, I browsed through numerous guides to digital photography. I noticed that many books had a certain hot-and-trendy feeling in them: pretty pictures but only little content. This book, however, was a delightful exception. First of all, it covers the basic tehchical issues, such as hardware, image compression, color schemes, scanning, printing and such. After that, some basic protographical aspects are explained (this is the part that many other guides are missing). And then there are lots and lots of really helpful tricks that explain how to take better pictures and how to rework your pictures digitally.
I combined this book with a more detailed guide to a spesific photographic area (Lee Frost: Complete Guide to Night and Low-light Photography). Together the form a very solid basis for taking great digital pictures in all lightning conditions.