Photography learning books?

Discussion in 'Photography Beginners' Forum' started by Cedar, Aug 24, 2010.

  1. Cedar

    Cedar TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    May 9, 2010
    Messages:
    49
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Bellingham, WA
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    I have been doing photography for a few years now, but have only just now started getting into the freelance scene and doing some actual jobs and getting very serious about it.

    What books would you guys recommend me to read to really get the most out of what I already have? I'm basically looking for something that will help me understand the different lens' exposures, and shutter speeds other than what I already know.

    Thank you!

    Cheers-
    -Cedar
     
  2. Airborne_Guy

    Airborne_Guy TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2010
    Messages:
    71
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Palmdale, CA
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Understanding Exposure by Bryan Peterson is a good book
     
  3. myfotoguy

    myfotoguy TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2010
    Messages:
    855
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Minneapolis, MN, USA
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    I agree, Understanding Exposure is great.

    I have seen similar questions a bunch, so I wrote a listing a while back of some of the books I have found pretty good (see linke below). The one that helped me the most to date is "The Photographer's Eye" which is not about exposure though, but composition.

    Myfotoguy: Recommended Photography Books
     
  4. DanFinePhotography

    DanFinePhotography TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2010
    Messages:
    680
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Redmond, OR
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit

    currently am reading it for the 3rd time. Great book with a wealth of information :D
     
  5. tnvol

    tnvol TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2009
    Messages:
    224
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Tennessee
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    +1. It's probably my favorite photography book.
     
  6. Bitter Jeweler

    Bitter Jeweler Been spending a lot of time on here!

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2009
    Messages:
    12,984
    Likes Received:
    4,971
    Location:
    Cleveland, Ohio
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Don't forget to make a logo!
     
  7. ToadMum

    ToadMum TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2010
    Messages:
    24
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Dallas, TX
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    love this book, it's currently sitting on my nightstand, I think it's a MUST read.

    :lol:
     
  8. pbelarge

    pbelarge TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2010
    Messages:
    2,680
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    New York
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Cedar
    Maybe these links will also help. There are a lot of really good sites on the web that may help you learn and save some money.

    Lens
    Understanding Camera Lenses

    Depth of Field - DOF
    Depth of field in photography - Google Search=

    Aperture/Shutter speed
    aperture in photography - Google Search=


    A number of different tutorials - you may have to wade through some to get to what interests you
    The Luminous Landscape Tutorials contents


    This should keep you occupied, remember, Google is your friend...you can even find how to make logos...;)
     
  9. BuS_RiDeR

    BuS_RiDeR No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2009
    Messages:
    2,356
    Likes Received:
    82
    Location:
    Riverview, New Brunswick, Canada.
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    +2
     
  10. 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

    +1
     

Share This Page