Help me select a book!

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  1. DocFrankenstein

    DocFrankenstein Clinically Insane?

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    I am gonna be teaching a photography course. The people will come in with zero knowledge and I need to teach them some basic concepts in about 8 lessons.

    Stuff like shutter speed, aperture, DOF, focus, different film speeds...

    I know this stuff, but I am not the best teacher. Is there a nice book I could get an outline for something like this?

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  2. ksmattfish

    ksmattfish Now 100% DC - not as cool as I once was, but still

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    Henry Horenstein's books:

    Black and White Photography
    Color Photography
    Beyond Basic Photography

    Even though it's called "BW Photography" the lessons on exposure, etc... are still good for color shooters.
     
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    National Geographic Photography Field Guide.

    There's probably more but this one explains the basics pretty easily.
     
  4. airgunr

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    Another is John Hedgerco (sp?- I know I didn't spell the last name right) "The Photographers Handbook". Covers just about everything.
     
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    John Hedgecoe and Michael Langford have put out numerous photo "how to" books.
     
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    yeah, i've found that John Hedgecoe's "handbook" is very useful. It outlines the things you have mentioned and it isn't overwhelmingly technical.
     
  7. DocFrankenstein

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    Thank you guys. I'll check them out.
     

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