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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...

Nikon D3000 for Dummies

This book is like an exaggerated manual, pulling in lots of extra bits of information and tips you didnít know about the D3000. The book's really easy to follow but it does have the feel and look of a school text book and it sometimes feels like youíre spoke to as if youíre a school kid. But this aside, it is crammed full of information and by the end of it, youíll end up knowing how to use your Nikon D3000. The images are not award-winning but they break the text up nicely and support the i...

Exposure Digital Field Guide

This guide tells you everything you need to know about exposure then goes onto explain how the knowledge can be applied to everyday photographic situations. The book is detailed and rather in-depth but this doesnít mean itís one for the experts! The guideís easy to understand, simple to follow and gives even the beginner an insight into the world of exposure. The book could be read all the way through in one go but the nicely headed sections mean itís one you can pick up and put down as yo...

Photographer's Guide to the Leica D-Lux 4: Getting the Most from Leica's Compact Digital Camera

This guide is small, compact, and quick to read and as a result, itís lacking in depth. Donít get me wrong, a lotís covered in not too many pages but its quick snap-shots of information which not everyone will find useful. The book is well written and the layout makes it easy to follow. It features useful diagrams and the language isnít over complicated so flows well and is good for those new to photography. The size of the book also means itís perfect to take out with you, a time when a g...

Digital SLR Cameras & Photography for Dummies

This book is designed to help you use all of the features of your new Digital SLR camera and use the various modes other than automatic to get the best photos possible. If you are new to Adobe Photoshop then this book has a section that will teach you to fine-tune your photos.There are also ten tips on the following subjects: Improve your DSLR Photography, Things you never thought of doing with your DSLR camera, online resources for DSLR Photography and Confusing Concepts Clarified. The book ...