The Basic Book of Photography: Fifth Edition Paperback – 1 Sep 2003
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From the Author
Outstanding Photos are Only Steps Away with This New Edition
What camera should you buy, and what are the best ways to use it? The answers are found in this major fourth revision of THE BASIC BOOK OF PHOTOGRAPHY. This classic guide has been a best-selling handbook for amateur and professional photographers for the past 23 years.
The much expanded 4th edition -- 560 pages and more than 300 photos and illustrations -- features the latest technologies and methods in the world of photography, including electronic imaging with digital cameras. Also covered are the innovative AP (Advanced Photo System) cameras, and computerized features of modern 35mm SLR (single lens reflex) and compact cameras.
This definitive guide takes you from buying a camera to understanding its controls, composing the best pictures, and showing off your results. Special sections of the book cover films, lenses, flash, filters, accessory equipment, travel photography, and even how to process films and make prints in your own darkroom. An all-inclusive glossary of photographic terms makes THE BASIC BOOK OF PHOTOGRAPHY of extra value to all photographers, whether a beginning snapshooter or an experience pro.
The authors -- Michele and Tom Grimm -- are a husband-and-wife team who have spent more than 25 years traveling the globe in search of the perfect photographic image. We now have a library of 150,000 photographs, many of which have been published worldwide. Tom also has written THE BASIC DARKROOM BOOK, a companion photography guide published by Plume/Penguin. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
Tom Grimm is a freelance photographer based in Oregon who has spent more than 40 years behind a camera and in the darkroom. He has taught at UC Irvine and has traveled to more than 125 countries on assignment for major publications. He is the co-author of The Basic Book of Photography.
Michele and Tom Grimm are freelance photographers and writers who have written and illustrated a dozen other adult and children s books. They live in Oregon."
Top Customer Reviews
When I read their book, I finally understood f-stops and metering. I now understand why the first 50 rolls I shot all had underexposed skin tone. The first role I shot after I read the book cover to cover gave me more "keepers" than any roll before it.
There is no better book for the SLR novice to understand the functioning of his camera than this one. And do not get taken in when the rocket scientists of Photography belittle your particular brand of camera -- apply the Grimms' advice and you will find dramatic improvement in the performance of your camera (well it is actually the photographer that has improved :-))
The book has a very good chapter on composition. However I wish it had more chapters on the "Art" of photography. Things like how to find interesting subjects, how to shoot subjects, etc.
This book is excellent for understanding how an SLR works, with some good advice on composition thrown in.
Readers will find this book to be very compatible with "Photography for Dummies", which deals more with how to take photographs.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I bought this book to go with my new slr as i was new to photography. A very well written book that i would recommend to anyone.Published on 9 Jan. 2011 by Shrek newcastle
I'm new to photography, and this book was loaned to me by a friend. It's GREAT! Now that I'm done with the book, I know all the things I need to make better pictures. Read morePublished on 1 July 1999
I was given this book as a present, and it has remained part of my library. But, for those looking for a book on actual photography instruction, this may not be the book for... Read morePublished on 15 Sept. 1998