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The Beginner's Photography Guide (Dk) Hardcover – 1 May 2013
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Top Customer Reviews
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.
It is laid out in a simple format and explains apperture settings, shutter settings, scene modes and manual control. It explains how to frame a shot so the focus changes for effect or so that water droplets reflect light or are captured as they splash. It gives you some great ideas. As a complete newbie, a couple of my sample pictures taken within the first week of getting the book are show below - I'd always wanted to take pictures with a blurred background and now I know how!!
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It starts with the different types of cameras and the differences. It tells you how to hold a camera which may seem easy but now makes more sense. It explains about lenses, filters lighting etc. I would recommend before you do anything that you buy this book.
But I would highly recommend this book to anyone. I own a Nikon DSLR and an extra telephoto lens. For me this book is worth every penny, I sort of knew what I was doing, but still wasn't using my camera to its full potential and I felt I was cheating as I kept using it an 'auto' mode. This book explains everything in a clear and simple way. Good for complete beginners and having a refresher. It uses images to explain what each setting type will do to the image outcome.
It's also a handy size, this actually fits in my camera bag nicely (I have a large messenger size bag) and is such a good reference point.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Fantastic book very very useful and explains it in novice terms so you can understand. Brilliant.lPublished 29 days ago by Nolan
Very useful for a budding photographer. Lots of helpful tips to engage any beginners starting out in this field.Published 1 month ago by Surf&Turf
I bought this for my daughter for Christmas having also given her a good quality mirrorless camera. The camera instruction manual refers to normal technical details such a speed,... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Mark Greenstar
Bought for a 14 year old to accompany her first DSLR. Nicely set out. Clear and informative. This 46 year is also finding it usefulPublished 2 months ago by helen A'Court
May I first start by thanking Amazon for the lovely surprise as the book was delivered three days early :-) . Photography is my new hobby and I am a complete beginner. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Hazel
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