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How to Photograph Absolutely Everything: Successful Pictures from your Digital Camera Paperback – 2 Feb 2009
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. . . a wealth of tips and tricks (Digital Photographer)
About the Author
Tom Ang is an award-winning photographer and best-selling author, and is the host of BBC TV’s A Digital Picture of Britain. He has contributed to magazines such as What Digital Camera, MacUser and Creative Arts and is now a full-time photographer, writer and TV presenter. Tom lives in London.
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Top Customer Reviews
This book really does cover almost every photographic subject you could wish to shoot. Some of the illustrations are amazing and has some nice compositional suggestions.
On the downside, it has very little detail on the technicalities of shooting these subjects and for the enthusiast photographer, it will just state the obvious over and over again.
Digital SLR users are probably better off with a DSLR specific book, as this book mostly demonstrates photographing with a compact camera and it's various preset shooting modes (i.e Landscape mode).
For someone new to the joys of creative photography this book is a perfect starting point. The enthusiast however may be better off looking elsewhere.
This is not a book for reading in one go but rather using for reference to find the area in which you're interested then following Toms Ang's "recipe" for getting a result.
The clearly laid out sections make finding what you want quick and easy. The precise lettering and consistent layout make finding detailed instructions almost intuitive.
There are very few words as Ang prefers to let the images do the talking. What text there is is mercifully jargon free without talking down to newcomer to digital photography.
Ang uses a variety of simple compact cameras throughout the book to prove that good results can be obtained from non-professional kit.
There's no technical jargon, just simple tips to move from average to good photography and beyond.
The title is not an exaggeration. I couldn't find a single area of photography not covered. Some topics are a little light on detail i.e. creating panoramas, but the book is about breadth not depth and the least it does it make the reader aware that such things can be done.
A nice touch are the photos showing Tom Ang taking the shots. Seeing how he had to stand / kneel / lie / bend / stoop to get the shot makes reproducing it yourself that much easier. Even after 35 years of photography I learned one or two new techniques (like shooting low to catch water reflections).
One warning: the book assumes that you are familiar with the controls of your camera i.e. setting the ISO, shooting modes, turning on the flash, etc. So to get the most from the book, study your camera manual first.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The book is easy to read and has good photos to show the difference between using different methods and settings in different scenarios. Read morePublished 2 months ago by MOT
Great book for anyone interested in photography. Tutor on an introductory photography course I went on suggested books by Tom Ang, and this does not disappoint. Read morePublished 2 months ago by LucyLoo
I was actually looking for a beginners guide to taking good photos for my boyfriend's stocking-filler Christmas present (and yes this book was too big to go in a stocking but I... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Emma F Leach
Mostly a picture book with suggest camera settings and tips, Interesting and useful for the novice. I would not have paid full price for this book though.Published 5 months ago by Mr. Jeffrey Diggines
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