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No more wishy washy pictures for me!!
on 24 September 2012
This book has really helped me no end to improve my pictures, and it has helped me capture the sort of shots I was looking at in magazines. Whether you are into fish, macro, wrecks, night dives, or panoramic scenes, there is advice and help for all, so you can achieve those "special" pictures.... how to create black background, how to capture light etc
I personally find it hard to "take things in", and firstly I am a diver, not a photographer (even on land!!!), yet found the book very clear... showing comparative photos taken on different settings so I could compare and contrast outcome were invaluable. Maria's enthusiasm for her subject shines through, and encourages , I found it quite inspiring, especially as I have seen such a change in my own pictures now in a relatively short time. In the past I was only interested in taking "snaps" initially but got bored of that, when all my pictures were murky green, murky blue on holiday with no colour contrasts, and over exposures etc.
I bought the book as I was booking on one of maria's photography day courses and being a girly swat I wanted to try and get a bit of understanding before I went on the course. I keep this book with me in my camera crate, and it goes on holiday with me too! I might even get myself a kindle version to make it super convenient for travel!
Get the most out of your camera and buy this book.... you invest so much money in a camera , housing and strobe.....then don't make the most of it! Go on you know you want to!