I first borrowed this book from my local library and quickly realized that I really needed a permanent copy at hand. The authors manage to explain the basics of photography and some its more advanced aspects in a lucid and concise way, making it easy to understand for those of us who are far from being experts. Their explanations are accompanied by excellent graphics and step by step guides to image processing. The book includes many helpful suggestions on the technicalities of photography but also the aesthetics of composition, light and color balance, etc. They also use the benefits of their vast experience to suggest appropriate strategies for photographing a wide variety of subjects relating to people, their lives and landscapes and the natural world. For a hard-backed book of such quality the low price available through Amazon makes this book a compelling purchase for those new, and not so new to photography.
This is a really useful handbook for the more serious amateur photographer as well as the beginner. It is informative and practical and has enough specific detail to keep interest on several readings. I find I go back to certain sections and get a little more insight each time. Well worth having on the shelf - but keep handy for consultation.
Wow! Never knew this book could be so good. It covers all I need to know, self explanatory and as a novice it paid off than taking some reap off classes and lectures. I wish there could be more of this out there. And it's cheap too!
The Complete Practical Guide to Digital and Classic Photography What a superb book this is! Whether you've been taking photo's for years, or just starting out. Whether you're into film or digital, darkroom or computer manipulation of your pictures, this book covers it all.Nicely laid out and with plenty of photo examples with clear explanatory captions.....it is just excellent. BUY IT!