Books for beginners

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  1. Starlite

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    Ansel Adams' writings are as applicable today (Even the one on Developing Film, with a bit of imagination is still quite applicable to digital) as they were when he commited them to paper however long ago.
     
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    I always hear 'Understanding Exposure' recommended.
     
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    I just ordered "understanding exposure"... it looks good just from the cover.


    thanks :mrgreen:
     
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    dang Big Mike, I don't know what happened, but this got posted in the wrong room!

    it should be in the beginner's place....

    can you move it?
     
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    ANDS! No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Ive seen a few PHOTOGRAPHY FOR DUMMIES books - the different editions look like they are actually authored by different folks. I'd check into that (I know the 2006 edition - 3rd Edition - is out).
     
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    Wow, you just saved me from the wrong book!!!!!


    thank you! :thumbup:
     
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    ANDS! No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Yea, that book you linked looked like it was written in 1998 - an eon in The Tech World.

    Ive read through the 2006 one, and it looks really good. I even looked for chapters covering topics I've had questions on (exposure, ISO, apetures, macro shooting) and they are all there.
     
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    I've only been interested in photography for a year but this book has helped me a lot. It's a bit pricey but I think it's worth every penney. It covers all of the basics and a lot more.
     
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    Here's one we should all own...
    [ame="http://www.amazon.com/Teach-Yourself-Photography-Lee-Frost/dp/0071435050/sr=8-1/ref=pd_bbs_1/102-8100947-4712950?ie=UTF8&s=books"]http://www.amazon.com/Teach-Yourself-Photography-Lee-Frost/dp/0071435050/sr=8-1/ref=pd_bbs_1/102-8100947-4712950?ie=UTF8&s=books[/ame]
    It's easy to understand and cheap. It covers everything a newbie needs to know. Read the reviews...
    Cosmo
     
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    For beginners, I highly recommend John Hedgecoe's series of books. He covers everything, from the guts of the camera, the optics, light, exposure, composition, and basic techniques for all types of photography. He has tons of books out, and you can buy them on Amazon.com.

    [ame]http://amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_gw/103-8359277-4048604?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=john+hedgecoe&Go.x=0&Go.y=0&Go=Go[/ame]
     
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    that's the one I bought!!!! :lol:



    yes, it is very easy to follow, and I'm really enjoying reading it.

    I'll see where I'm at after reading this, and then estimate if or what book I need to read next.


    Any book out there cover the latest Digital cameras?

    I'm getting ahead of myself asking this question, but it seems as though that is what I'm going to need to research next... the difference between regular and digital cameras, and what things about digital cameras I need to know.
     

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