GREAT book for those beginning in photography

Discussion in 'Photography Beginners' Forum' started by rasheemo, Jul 16, 2008.

  1. rasheemo

    rasheemo TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2008
    Messages:
    162
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Wayne, NJ
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    When i started out about 2 weeks ago, i was mostly concerned with learning the technical aspects of shooting, but after getting the hang of manual settings, i realized i didn't know what shoot!

    i started reading "Learning to See Creatively" by Bryan Peterson and it really helps me see things i did not see before as far as photo opportunities go.

    i have the 138 MB pdf if anyone wants it. If i were you though i would go to amazon and check some sample pages and then buy it to support the author.
     
  2. icassell

    icassell TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2008
    Messages:
    9,893
    Likes Received:
    10
    Location:
    Arizona
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    May I also recommend "The Photographer's Eye" by Michael Freeman -- by far the best book on composition I have ever seen
     
  3. rasheemo

    rasheemo TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2008
    Messages:
    162
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Wayne, NJ
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    thanks for the suggestion, i will def. take a look into that one
     
  4. Computer_Generated

    Computer_Generated TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2008
    Messages:
    155
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Canada
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    someone else on the forum mentioned Bryan's book "Understanding Exposure - Revised Edition", it's pretty good. I'll have to check out this one too.
     
  5. icassell

    icassell TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2008
    Messages:
    9,893
    Likes Received:
    10
    Location:
    Arizona
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit

    Yes -- that is the book to own if you own no other.
     
  6. JoeDif

    JoeDif TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2008
    Messages:
    93
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Wilmington, DE
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    I just started reading that.....it is excellent :thumbup:
     
  7. ejcarrol

    ejcarrol TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2008
    Messages:
    5
    Likes Received:
    0
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    yes, understanding exposure is definitely a good book. i'm about half way through the book and felt that i have learned a lot from it. the books also has exercises so you can try it out and let the subject sink in.

    i also borrowed John Shaw's Nature photography 2000 edition. any other recommendations?
     
  8. swmocity

    swmocity TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    May 3, 2008
    Messages:
    469
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Houston
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    ive just purchased "understanding exposure as well".Today as a matter of fact...ive read about 10 pages...so far so good
     
  9. Overread

    Overread has a hat around here somewhere Staff Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    May 1, 2008
    Messages:
    23,092
    Likes Received:
    3,762
    Location:
    UK - England
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Be interested in your views of the Shaw bok ejcarrol - its one I have had recomended to me by a few others.
    I am also a recent purchaser of Understanding Exposure (this site should get commission from the publishers!) not read it yet - got a long car journey comming up for that!
     
  10. ejcarrol

    ejcarrol TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2008
    Messages:
    5
    Likes Received:
    0
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    overread, Shaw's book is the next after i finish peterson's book. i'll let you know what i think of shaw's book once i start reading it.
     

Share This Page