Book for beginner?

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  1. mojer

    mojer TPF Noob!

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    I have been reading lots online about making the jump from point and shoot to D-SLR. Can someone recommend a good book (or even a website) that discusses the aspects of SLR photography (lighting, lenses, camera functions, ect)? Thanks
     
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    click the understanding exposure link in my sig. :)
     
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    a good book "Understanding Exposure" by Brian Peterson...and hang out on this forum as well, you could find great tips here.
     
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    +1 to the above
     
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    Definitely check out the book.

    Also, check out this site for a beginner friendly guide to DSLRs.
     
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    Make that five votes for Understanding Exposure.
     
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    Petersons book is one of those you go back to over time. I've read the green -2/3 stop section five times and still don't fully understand it, but things have greatly improved for me with the book.

    I have an old collection of Ansel Adams books, but they don't help at my level. Way advanced stuff. Sometimes I will think of something I read in them when I'm out shooting but not too often. I find them slow to digest.
     
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    There was a thread about that a while back: link.

    Best,
    Helen
     
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    I am getting ready to purchase Understanding Exposure.

    Are there any other books I should consider purchasing along with Understanding Exposure for a beginning photogaphy with a new Nikon D80?

    I am totally news to this all and am wanting to learn as much as possible...

    P.S. Most of the photography I will be doing is nature and architecture.
     
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    I really liked Scott Kelby's The Digital Photography book also.
     

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