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Shooting videos on DSLRs is something that's growing with popularity and as DSLRs and their ability to produce good quality videos improves, the number of photographer venturing down this road will increase too.
This book is designed to help those who are moving away from still photography in to the world of DSLR video, helping them become film-makers who really understand the video capabilities of their DSLR.
The book is a real gem for someone who's just stepping in to the shoes of a film-maker. It has several chapters all of which, in detail, show you what needs to be done to produce professional-looking videos.
It begins by telling you what tools you need with a very detailed chapter on lenses, DSLRs, sensor types and all other hardware you'll need for this type of work. Later chapters cover lighting, movement, noise and many other aspects that'll change the way your film will look and feel.
You get a lot of words for your money and quite a few helpful diagrams and photos are thrown in to the mix too. The language is easy to understand but the layout isn't that inspiring and is rather reminiscent of a science text book from school. However, as it's about learning rather than sitting down with a cup of coffee and admiring the photographs, the layout is just a minor niggle that can soon be overlooked.
There's so much information packed in to the pages that you would find it a little heavy going if you tried to read it all in one night but it's most certainly a title you can dip in and out of with your notebook at your side, learning all the information you need overtime.
Is it a book the photographer who occasionally shoots a quick video of his family on holiday will need? Probably not but if you're seriously considering spending more time shooting video with your DSLR with an aim to produce professional looking results, you should take a look at this title.