Advice on reading things?

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  1. magicmonkey

    magicmonkey TPF Noob!

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    No, I'm not illiterate, just curious! :wink:

    Could someone point me in the direction of a good book which doesn't cost too much and explains photography from a pretty basic level through to the high end of intermediate level? I consider myself an ok ametuer but want to go right through the basics as it's something I've never done before so think it would do me a lot of good but I still want to have some extra learning ahead of me as well, may mean 2 books I supose...

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  2. ksmattfish

    ksmattfish Now 100% DC - not as cool as I once was, but still

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    Film or digital? There are a ton of books out there that explain the technical side of film photography in various degrees of complexity. Some of the stuff applies to digital, and some doesn't.
     
  3. magicmonkey

    magicmonkey TPF Noob!

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    well I shoot digital and will always be using digital as a primary camera but I'm about to get a film body as well so that I have the options open to me
     
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    ThatCameraThingy TPF Noob!

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    anybody checked out 123di ?

    think it is at www.123di.com

    looks good to me

    Hanno
     
  5. hobbes28

    hobbes28 Incredible Supporting Member

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    I always recommend [ame="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0789496372/sr=8-1/qid=1146248705/ref=pd_bbs_1/102-0216217-2833707?%5Fencoding=UTF8"]"John Hedgecoe's New Manual of Photography"[/ame]. Very good reading and it covers a whole heck of a lot of ground.
     
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    I second mr hedgcoe
     
  7. magicmonkey

    magicmonkey TPF Noob!

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    well, I've ordered it, thanks for the advice guys!
     

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