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brandonvoges

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Hello all, my first post. oooooohhh...scary. ; )

I'm orginally a designer and photo retoucher, now interesting in persuing a career in photography. Somehow, someway, I never took a single photography class in my short run of college (genius of me). I own about 7 cameras and hack my way through everything, but have a great time doing it. My question is this:

Can anyone recommend a book, that is about the mechanics and usage of a manual camera? (I'm having a hard time finding books that don't spend a ton of time on "framing" and "composition" type subjects). I guess I'm looking for some easy read, more technical information about Fstops, aperature, speeds, etc. Considering i have no idea what I'm doing. ; )

Thanks a ton in advance for taking the time to help a rookie.

Brandon
 

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How about Ansel Adams The Camera and The Negative. There should be plenty of copies at your local library.
 

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I like "Black and White Photography: A Basic Manual" by Henry Horenstein. It covers the BW darkroom, but all the camera info is good for color too. He also has a color photography book.
 

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ksmattfish said:
I like "Black and White Photography: A Basic Manual" by Henry Horenstein. It covers the BW darkroom, but all the camera info is good for color too. He also has a color photography book.

i second this. we use it in my photography class and it is a great book for beginners
 

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