Photography books

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  1. DocFrankenstein

    DocFrankenstein Clinically Insane?

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    Please recommend me some good ones.

    I am looking for a book or two which covers:
    Terminology of photography
    Composition "rules"
    And a bit of every technique out there. Studio photography, candid, macro...

    I don't want the very basic photo book, but I'd like something intermediate I guess.

    Any suggestions?
     
  2. Artemis

    Artemis Just Punked Himself

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    Umm...I like

    The Photo book, its got all about the techniques, and most of it is about diff photographers.

    Either that or "Dummies guid to photography" not calling you a dummy, but these books are always worth buying!
     
  3. ksmattfish

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

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    For composition look into "design" books. They are covering all of the visual arts, but it's easy to apply to your photography too.
     
  4. DocFrankenstein

    DocFrankenstein Clinically Insane?

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    Thank you. It's a very valuable piece of advice.

    I guess i'll start with dummies book and then see.
     
  5. Alison

    Alison Swiss Army Friend Supporting Member

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    Try John Hedgecoe's New Manual of Photography. This book covers all of the things you are mentioning. Great read!
     
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    railman44 TPF Noob!

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    Doc,
    You didn't mention if you were a digital or film guy. I would recommend Hedgecoe's "35mm Photography". It covers the basics, nominclature, film, filters, DOF, and much much more in a small very understandable hardback modestly priced at around $13 and tax. Found mine at our local Barnes & Noble.
     
  7. Karalee

    Karalee hOtLiPs!

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    Ditto on that book!
     
  8. DocFrankenstein

    DocFrankenstein Clinically Insane?

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    I'm a digital guy. BUT I'll soon (next year) get a film body too.
     
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    lazarus219 TPF Noob!

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    hey,
    just wondering does anyone have a link that goes through the basic composition rules, like the rule of thirds and sunny16, i do know a lot of them but then you can always learn more
     
  10. hobbes28

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    That's what is so good about anything John Hedgecoe writes. He covers most aspects of photography, especially the newest technology.
     
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    Hertz van Rental TPF Noob!

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    Hedgecoe? Get real. That guy has been publishing the same book under different titles for 30 years and from what I heard he wasn't that good a lecturer either ( and he doesn't take very good pictures in my opinion).
    Check out the Focal Press instead. They have a wide range of books on most topics and a web site somewhere...
    Try Langford's Basic/Advanced Photography books for the technical stuff.
     

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