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The Low Light Photography Field Guide: The Essential Guide to Getting Perfect Images in Challenging Light

When you see a small book with tiny writing you know the author's put as many useful tips and facts in to the book as they can. Many, many areas of this problematic subject are covered but the explanations can get a little complicated and the images used aren't that big so it may not be a title a beginner wants to take a look at. But for the more advanced user, it's full of useful advice on equipment choices, the different types of light and post-production. It doesn't look like the most ...

Chasing The Light- Improving your photography with available light

"Chasing The Light" is a helpful and informative book all about the transformations of light and how to adapt your photographs to it. It helps the reader learn about techniques and how to improve on certain aspects of their photography skills. It's easy to read, but in some parts it maybe a bit confusing. However, as the book continues onwards, things become a lot clearer. The book is highly priced at 28.29 but well worth the money.

Speedliter's Handbook: Learning to Craft Light with Canon Speedlites

The first thing you'll notice when this book lands on your doorstep is the size of it! It's a hefty book that's made up of 25 chapters and the author really has used every last bit of space to give you all the information they can about flash photography. The early chapters start right at the basics before the rest of the book guides you on a path which ends with you looking at really interesting techniques. Every page is packed with images and information, there's even a whole chapter de...

Digital Photography Lighting For Dummies

The For Dummies series all have that school text book feel with the lack of images and plenty of black text on offer however, this is something that's easily over-looked when you see the amount of advice crammed into the book. It's not a book to sit down and read in all one go but is perfect for reading the odd chapter here and there, making notes as you go. If you're looking for some specific pieces of advice then take a look at the book's in-depth table of contents to quickly navigate to y...

Digital Photographers Guide to Exposure

This is a great book to have on your shelf at home. The book is written in a clear way, is well laid out and is a fountain of useful information. The well structured chapters have plenty of images which are both informative and a pleasure to look at. The wealth of information is perfect for beginners and also for photographers with slightly more knowledge. It's really a great guide and well worthy of a few stars.

Rick Sammon's exploring the light

In this book Rick Sammon shows us how to make the most of the light available. He shows us what camera setting are best for particular situations and how to obtain the best exposures. The advice is easy to follow and is split into sections which are easily navigated around. The text is supported by large images which illustrate all the points made perfectly. The colours are varied and the layout is simple which means you wont get lost in large areas of text. The book is good for beginners b...

The Essential Lighting Manual for Photographers

Firstly don't be fooled by the title and assume this is mostly about studio lighting, as I did when I looked at the cover which also suggests this. The thing that had me wondering was it's written by experienced wildlife photographer Chris Weston. The book covers outdoor lighting - i.e. the sun, for a majority of the pages. The last chapter is studio lighting. If you want to understand how to make the most of light it will assist lots of very good nature pictures mixed in with a few decent port...