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Canon PowerShot G11 Digital Field Guide

Sometimes the manual that's supplied with the camera is so full of technical jargon that you find it difficult to get past the first few pages. If you find this to be a problem then the digital field guide series could be perfect for you. They're great reference books that are easy to understand, are compact, well written and feature useful diagrams. As well as getting information about the specific camera the book is talking about you also get general tips on lighting, composition etc. ...

The Gadget Scientist Guide to Using Your Digital Camera

This is a great little book that's perfect for anyone who's knew to photography and it will easily fit in your pocket or camera bag and can be read on the go. The book is simply presented and there are some great tips on offer which are easy to understand. The design pulls you into the book and the bright colours and bold images make it a pleasure to read. It's a fantastic little book that covers many aspects of photography in a clear, quick and easy to understand way.

Photographer's Guide to the Panasonic Lumix LX5

When you open the cover of this book and find a pair of 3D glasses waiting for you it's not easy to stop yourself going 'cool'. However, don't get two excited as it's only for one image but the rest of the book isn't disappointing and is a rather comprehensive guide for those who use the Panasonic Lumix LX5. It's a more detailed manual with instructions on how to use your camera in a variety of situations.

Simply Digital Photography

If you're new to photography and are looking for straight-forward pieces of advice to help you on your journey then this book could be for you. The tutorials are short, extremely easy to follow and the jargon-free instructions make even some of the more advanced techniques easy to understand. The step-by-step format make the book easy to work through and the real life images and screen shots that decorate the pages help further explain what each tutorial is talking about. This is a c...

The Digital Photography Handbook

This jam-packed guide is a great little book for anyone who's new to digital photography. It begins with a simple guide on equipment you'll need and why before progressing into various photographic techniques. Each technique is well covered and the jargon-free writing makes them easy to follow and understand. Each technique is illustrated well with images that further explain what each technique's all about. There's also a great chapter on post-production with step-by-step guides on how ...

Nikon D300s for Dummies

If you're looking for a comprehensive, straightforward guide on how to use your Nikon D300s you should take a look at this book. The book covers the basics right through to more advanced advice for a user who's had their camera a while. It has a bit of a school text book feel and there aren't many images to to illustrate the text but this is a small price to pay for the advice that's on offer. It's easy to understand, simple to follow and for the price, you get a lot of useful words f...

Extreme Exposure: Advanced Techniques for Creative Digital Photography

If you're looking for some creative ideas to give you the inspiration you need to take exceptional images then you should take a look at this book. Out are the everyday, middle of the road exposures and in are the extremely short or long exposures that will give you the chance to capture some incredible shots that you'd usually miss. Before you get creative the book, in detail and very clearly tells you everything you need to know and the equipment you need to produce the sort of work the bo...

Digital Photography for Next to Nothing: Free and Low Cost Hardware and Software to Help You Shoot Like a Pro

In a time when we're all watching our money and tightening our purses, a book that tells you how you can carry on with your digital photography hobby for almost nothing should be snapped off the shelves. Everything from using a less expensive DSLR to home-made lighting accessories and using free software is covered in this book. It's a little too much like a school text book but anyone who can show me how to make a tripod from a bottle of wine and a cap can be forgiven for this design. E...

Nikon D300s Digital Field Guide

If you've looked at the Nikon D300s's manual and realised you need a little bit more information, this book is the perfect supplement. The book covers the camera's controls and how to use them extremely well and it also gives you good points for shooting subjects such as portraits. The book's easy to work through, simple to understand and is split into easy-to-follow sections. It's also well illustrated and the images are well captioned. If you're using the Nikon D300s and need a new g...

Canon EOS 7D Digital Field Guide

This guide takes you through everything you need to know to use the camera and take good pictures successfully. Everything from the basic controls of the camera to the best ways to use white balance and other such controls are covered, it also tells you what accessories will work best and why. The book is easy to follow and understand, the text is large and split into easy-to-follow sections and the images that accompany it are well captioned. The index can help you find what you're look...