Best book to have for newbies

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  1. cjmadan

    cjmadan TPF Noob!

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    Just wondering what is the one book you would highly recommend a new photographer to go out and buy? There are so many out there so what is the one that you kept going back to for tips, tricks or instructions when you guys were just starting out?


     
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    Your Camera Manual
    Understanding Exposure by Brian Peterson
    Digital Photography 1-4 by Scott Kelby

    These will give you a great start.
     
  3. KmH

    KmH In memoriam Supporting Member

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    480sparky Chief Free Electron Relocator Supporting Member

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    Have you actually tried it?


    Maybe you should. [​IMG]
     
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    IByte No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I have cs5 for photographers, adobe Lightroom and Photoshop classroom in a book.
     
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    kundalini Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Tiberius47 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    He's got a FOURTH one?
     
  9. KmH

    KmH In memoriam Supporting Member

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    I use the forum's search feature almost daily.

    If you get no hits, try using different search terms.
     
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    480sparky Chief Free Electron Relocator Supporting Member

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    That's my point..... how many tries, and what terms, should be 'enough' before a noob gives up and just posts the question?
     
  11. KmH

    KmH In memoriam Supporting Member

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    At least a couple of trys would work.

    The thread I linked to "How did you learnn" was about 6 threads below this one on the Beginner's forum yesterday when this thread was posted.
     
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    Yep, just arrived from pre-order at Amazon

    Truly amazing book. Lots and lots about lighting, but it also includes lots of great stories about being a photographer, and some incredible composition. I don't think Joe McNally ever once gave up on getting the shot.

    JM
     

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