Best Photography Book?

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  1. AlexisRhea

    AlexisRhea TPF Noob!

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    Hello!
    I'm brand new to this forum. I've been browsing through the posts, but I didn't see anything on this yet. I currently have an Olympus C-760. (I adore this camera). I am hoping to acquire my DSLR within the month. What I am looking for is the best comprehensive book on photography. I have a lot to learn as far as the technicalities and even just the basics! What are your favorites? Any one book stick out as the best guide for you?

    I'm looking forward to your responses! :mrgreen:

    Just so its not all text, here is one of my favorite photos. (If this isn't allowed, I'll take it down)

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    Hello and Welcome! I'm glad to see another "Ohioan" here.

    Good shot by the way
     
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    look up Michael Langford (basic photography) and if your past the basic stage then his "advanced photography" is a good comprehensive guide to all things photography. H
     
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    AlexisRhea TPF Noob!

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    Thanks for the welcome! :D
     
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    AlexisRhea TPF Noob!

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    Thanks for the suggestion Flash Harry! :)
     
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    Don't forget to look at lots of collections of photos by photographers whose work you admire -- it's learning from the masters!
     
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    Two books that were recommended to me were:

    [ame="http://www.amazon.com/Understanding-Exposure-Photographs-Digital-Updated/dp/0817463003/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/104-2870276-4859134?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1178889385&sr=8-1"]Understanding Exposure: How to Shoot Great Photographs with a Film or Digital Camera[/ame]

    [ame="http://www.amazon.com/Digital-Photography-Book-Scott-Kelby/dp/032147404X/ref=pd_rhf_p_2/104-2870276-4859134"]The Digital Photography Book[/ame]
     
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    ksmattfish Now 100% DC - not as cool as I once was, but still

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    I agree. For portraiture check out Arnold Newman. His work is amazing!
     
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    AlexisRhea TPF Noob!

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    Thanks for the book suggestions! Thanks for the idea about photograhpers I admire. I am a sponge! I am looking to understand the technical side of things better so I can ultimately be more creative. Knowledge is power, yes?

    Thanks again! I think I have a good start.
     
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    Beautiful shot!
     
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    the understanding exposure book is pretty much a standard around here


    I have read (meaning to do it sometime soon) but i have heard that
    the books by Ansel Adams "The Camera" "The Negative" and "The Print" are good. The are geared to film, but you can take a lot of what applies to film and carry it over to digital
     
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    Love it!
     

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