what's a good photography book?

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  1. pbwhite

    pbwhite TPF Noob!

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    can anyone suggest a good photography book for a beginning photographer that doesn't know anything?
     
  2. hobbes28

    hobbes28 Incredible Supporting Member

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    John Hedgecoe's New Book of Photography

    or

    John Hedgecoe's New Manual of Photography
     
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    Digital Matt alter ego: Analog Matt

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    I 2nd that.
     
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    I highly recommend "Photography" by Barbara London & John Upton. This book is in its 7th edition and is widely used in photography classrooms and is a required course book for students.

    [ame]http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0130282715/qid=1089868518/sr=8-1/ref=pd_ka_1/104-5720196-4635105?v=glance&s=books&n=507846[/ame]
     
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    ksmattfish Now 100% DC - not as cool as I once was, but still

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    I have 3 Henry Horenstein books that I highly recommend:

    Black And White Photography
    Beyond Basic Photography
    Color Photography

    These books could be the textbooks for the Photog 101, Photog 102, and Color Photog classes I took in college. Horenstein probably explains it better than my teachers did.
     
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    Do either of these books cover digital photography? If not can anyone recommend a good book for new digital users?
     
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    Do either of these books cover digital photography? If not can anyone recommend a good book for new digital users?
     
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    Yup. John puts out a new book about every two years to cover the new things.
     
  10. Artemis

    Artemis Just Punked Himself

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    Dummies Guids are fantastic books.

    I recently got a decent book for £2 or about cause i bought it in america, its very good.

    But yeah, dummies guids are very good.
     
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    The one slowboat recommended does.I have that one and I like it very much.
    Now I have beyond basic photography from Horenstein coming too, but it hasnt arrived yet
     

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