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  1. captain-spanky

    captain-spanky TPF Noob!

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    BOOKS

    Was just wondering if anyone could recommend any books that are helpful in learning photography...? I learnt a whole mess of stuff at art college but since then, doing other things have made me forget most of it... kinda like homer simpson.. if i learn something new, it pushes something else out.. so i'm wanting to get 'back to basics' (to quote a famous english idiot once) and start from scratch again... This site is helping a great deal but obviously i can't be on here all the time..

    any recommendations appreciated :) 8)
     
  2. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Kodak's Joy of Photography seem to be recommended quite often.
     
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    The National Geographic Field Guide to Taking Better Pictures...if I could only have one book, this one would be it.
     
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    ksmattfish Now 100% DC - not as cool as I once was, but still

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    tr0gd0o0r TPF Noob!

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    If you're interested in close-up nature photography, John Shaw's book about this is really good. It also has a lot of info on metering and what not. I flipped through it a while back at B&N. Of course i may be sort of biased towards this guy in the first place, he taught physics at my high school. That is one jump I'll never understand, photograph to physics teacher
     
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    Going to ressurect this topic.
    I already got one book coming from the course I am taking, but it hasnt got here yet and I dont know its title in English...
    But I am looking into these books as well.2 of them are ksmattfish's suggestions in this and other posts

    Photographing People: Portraits Fashion Glamour by David Wilson
    Black & White Photography: A Basic Manual by Henry Horestein
    Beyond Basic Photography : A Technical Manual by Henry Horestein
    Processing and Printing by Julien Busselle
    The Zone System for 35MM Photographers: A Basic Guide to Exposure Control. 2nd edition by Carson Graves

    Have u guys seen these?
     

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