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  1. Boutte

    Boutte TPF Noob!

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    would you recommend? I'm not a complete beginner to photography but I have'nt done much since back in the 80's. Of course this means I have virtually no experience with digital photography.

    I figure a couple of books to help me get started would be good. Maybe about photography techniques and and maybe something a little more technical. Any help would be apreciated.

    (I did a search but didn't find much on this topic.)
     
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    Josh66 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Almost every single person here will recommend "Understanding Exposure", by Brian Peterson.

    I don't have it, and have never read it, but - it's recommended so much that I cannot get the title or author out of my head...lol.

    Though I haven't read it, with so many recommendations, it can't be bad.
     
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    Not just here either. I've asked this question in forums.

    Another one I see a lot is-
    The Betterphoto Guide to Digital Photography (Amphoto Guide Series) - Jim Miotke; Paperback
     
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    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

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    LOL. But, be sure and spell his name properly: Bryan.

    I also find his book "Learning To See Creatively".

    Boutte,

    For technical info, your best resource is the Internet. Start here. Wikipedia is a good source too.

    You'll also need some texts on using image editing software but they are software specific and I recommend www.amazon.com
     
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    Thanks Samanax.

    Excellent link KmH. Very helpful.
     
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    Magic Lantern Guides multimedia workshop Helped me tremendesly. Buy the one specificly for your camera. Comes with a dvd to explain all the features of your camera and a dvd on digital photography basics. Only cost around 29 dollars.
    Dan
     
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    Dagwood56 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    A good technical book is - Fundamentals Of Photography [the essential handbook for both digital & film cameras] by Tom Ang
     

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