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Canon EOS 5D Mark III For Dummies

Canon EOS 5D Mark III For Dummies claims to make everything easier for learning how to use a top of the range DSLR. It is set out exactly like your old school text books, to make everything clear and easy to understand, with handy remember pointers clearly visible. This is a feature that could patronise some, but does work in terms of getting you to remember and be able to use your camera to the fullest of its abilities. This book is clearly for a beginner at photography. How many begin...

The Lens: A Practical Guide For The Creative Photographer

The Lens: A Practical Guide For The Creative Photographer covers everything about the lens, from its origins, to how it works and how its effects can be applied to their best uses. The book should help you choose a lens that's right for you, or help you swat up on the different lenses and how you can utilise them to take great photos. The book is quite lengthy and helps you to understand the fundamental concepts needed to be able to make an informed decision and choose the right lens and...

The New Complete Guide To Digital Photography

The New Complete Guide To Digital Photography is an updated version of a hugely successful photography book that tells the amateur photographer everything they need to know about digital photography. The book begins by looking at hardware, that fundamental part of all photography, the camera. Author Michael Freeman looks at how digital cameras work, before going on to how different lenses affect an image, white balance, and exposure rules. Freeman is very good at using layman’s language, with...

Simple Scene, Sensational Shot

Simple Scene, Sensational Shot is a guide to getting great, artistic photography from almost any location. The book helps you to see the photographic opportunities all around you, no matter where you are. It opens your eyes to photographic possibilities in your everyday world that you may have overlooked in the past. First of all, author Simon Bond talks us through the basic, what equipment is best for different situations, and what settings to use on the camera. Simon has traveled the wo...

The Art of iPhoneography

The Art of iPhoneography version 2 is an updated edition of the book all about photography with an iPhone. Stephanie Calabrese Roberts is an award winning documentary photographer, and her passion for photography shines through in this book. The book claims that it will “stretch your view” of iPhone photography. It goes through all the basics of using your iPhone camera properly, before launching into telling us all about the apps that are out there to enhance the features and capabilities of...

Night & Low Light Phorography

Night and Low Light Photography is a guide to taking shots when lighting isn't so good. More than just a book, this guide provides you with various tools to help you, including a fold out grey card and wallet sized push out reference cards to help you adjust settings to your needs quickly and effectively with great results. This extended version has everything in it that you could possibly need to know about low light photography. It starts off by looking at that all important photography...

The Sony SLT-A77: The Unofficial Quintessential Guide

As a long-time Sony SLT-A55 user and recent Sony SLT-A77 purchaser, I know the complexity of both cameras and I also know the deficiencies of Sony camera manuals. The manuals, more or less, cover the capabilities of the cameras, but make many assumptions about the knowledge level of the camera users. Perhaps, more important, the manual writers assume all purchasers of Sony cameras have the same familiarity with both digital photography and camera technology. Of course, that’s far from the realit...

The Digital Photography Handbook

The Digital Photography Handbook has been a best seller in the UK, and this version is now fully updated to include the latest developments in digital technology. This book is the perfect accompaniment for any photographer looking to learn more about photography as a whole. It starts from the very beginning, looking at digital cameras and their features before looking at different types of camera available to help you choose what is right for you. The book then provides a guide to simple ...

Photo Inspiration: Secrets Behind Stunning Images

Photo Inspiration: Secrets Behind Stunning Images is a very informative book that goes beyond the technical aspects of photography. The book is split into different aspects of photography, from abstract and architecture through to people and still life. Each photo is by a different photographer, and they all describe how they took the photo and why it is provoking. Each double page spread consists of a photo and not only the technical photographic description, but also the creative aspec...

Michael Freeman's Photo School

The Michael Freeman's Photo School series consists of four books, Composition, Exposure, Digital Editing and Light and Lighting. These guides start at entry level, and each begins by introducing Michael, and his students who are featured throughout this book, which is a nice touch. At the end of every chapter, the students talk us through an image, which is then critiqued by an expert. Through this, the beginning reader learns how they can improve their photography, whilst also learning new ...