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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 ...

Fashion Photography 101

Fashion Photography 101 is written by Lara Jade, a fashion photographer who started showcasing her photos on ePHOTOzine a few years ago. She is now a big name in the fashion photography circle, and this book shares her knowledge of the genre with you. The book is marketed as 'A complete course for new fashion photographers', and it does not let the reader down. It starts with the very basics – equipment. To be a good fashion photographer, you need to have the right equipment to create tho...

The Rules Of Photography And When To Break Them

The Rules Of Photography And When To Break Them is a very informative book that challenges the general rules of photography. The book starts off by going through some basic photography techniques, from which type of camera to choose through to how to get the best exposure, before going into the rules and how they can be broken to create some great photos. This book is great because it not only tells you how to take great photos using the rules, but also covers how to break the rule and st...

20/20 vision

2020 vision is not strictly a book about photography. It is a book concerning the conservation of key wildlife habitats all over the UK. It is, in essence, a magnificent collection of some of the best wildlife photography you have ever seen in one book. It tells the story of 20 flagship projects across the UK aiming to preserve and conserve key wildlife habitats all over the UK. The book is ordered into sections, from woodland and forests, to peat bogs and salt marshes. Each section feat...

Photographing the Elements: Capturing Nature's Most Extreme Phenomena

Photographing the elements has some truly stunning images inside its pages. The elements are a key part in everybody's life, and so to capture them at their most expressive makes for wonderful photos. The book covers all the elements, earth air, fire and water. In each of these sections, different aspects of each element are covered, complete with the best equipment to take with you for the trip. You may think that the book is full of volcanoes and other spectacular sights that most peop...

Shoot Sexy - Pinup Photography in the Digital Age

Shoot Sexy: Pinup photography in the digital age is a quirky and fun book which guides you through the technique of pinup photography. The book covers everything from shooting pinups in a studio, shooting pinups on location and how to pose your shoots. These is also a section on burlesque shots, and editing your images to get the best effects. The book covers all the basics from setting up your studio, what models should wear and the key poses in the genre, to the lighting you should use...

Off Camera Flash: Techniques for Digital Photographers

Off Camera Flash: Techniques for Digital Photographers is an easy to follow book that teaches you the best ways to use off camera flash to get great results. The book begins by answering that all important question: Why should I use off camera flash? We soon learn that off camera flash can be key in lighting a subject properly. The next chapter then goes through the equipment needed for off camera flash before chapter three then goes through key concepts in off camera flash. Neil van Niek...

Nikon Speedlight Handbook

The Nikon Speedlight Handbook is a very specific and detailed book that covers everything you could possibly want to know about flash techniques. Stephanie Zettl is a very experienced wedding photographer who has experienced first hand many of the techniques explained here, making her a great guide for the subject. The book enables photographers to choose the correct flash settings for different light situations, and explains how camera settings can effect the look of the flash in the fi...

Elevate The Everyday: A Photographic Guide To Picturing Motherhood

Elevate The Everyday: A Photographic Guide To Picturing Motherhood is a unique book on a very specific area of photography. The book is, in essence, a guide for mothers to use as they watch their children grow up on taking better shots of their children. The book is a mixture of photography tips, tricks and blog entries by a variety of mothers who have used photography creatively. The book has a very personal feel, and it is almost as if you have stepped into Tracey's world as she shares ...