What Book Would You Recommend?

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  1. Heliotype

    Heliotype TPF Noob!

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    Hi Photo Forum!

    My girlfriend has recently taken an interest in photography and has purchased a really nice digital SLR. The thing is, she hasn't ever really done any photography before and I'm a little woried, hopefully without sounded too patronising, that she won't getting the full use out of her camera.

    So what I wanted to ask was are there any books you would recomment for the absolute beginner that covers basics such as composition and lighting as well as a few more advanced techniques? Preferably something quite visual with demonstrations as apposed to a book of solid text.

    Two that caught my eye were [ame="http://www.amazon.co.uk/40-Digital-Photography-Techniques-3rd/dp/8931433697/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1227439457&sr=8-8"]40 Digital Photography Techniques[/ame] and [ame="http://www.amazon.co.uk/How-Photograph-Absolutely-Everything-Successful/dp/1405319852/ref=sr_1_16?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1227439457&sr=8-16"]How to Photograph Absolutely Everything[/ame].

    Thanks for your help!
    Heliotype.
     
  2. bikefreax

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    Understanding Exposure by Bryan Peterson.

    [ame]http://www.amazon.com/Understanding-Exposure-Photographs-Digital-Updated/dp/0817463003/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1227450191&sr=8-1[/ame]
     
  3. AnthonyCorbo

    AnthonyCorbo TPF Noob!

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    Understanding Exposure is a good book, aswell as mayhbe they publish a book specifically for it eg. i have a Nikon D40 and i found a book at my local book store on how to use every part of the camera. It's like a manual that should have came with the camera.
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  4. ann

    ann No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    perhapes Anthony means one of the Magic Lantern books. they cover each model camera in greater depth
     
  5. AnthonyCorbo

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    Sorry for leaving out the details the books are by David D. Busch there are titled digital field guide.good luck:sexywink:eg.[​IMG]
    thats the version of the series i got.
     

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