A really good web site about exposure.http://www.fredparker.com/ultexp1.htmA member of the rabble in good standing..
Anything by Bryan Peterson will give you a good background to start. There are a boatload of books to try, as I'm sure you have figured out. Just do a keyword search at Amazon to narrow it down to what you are specifically interested in..
A good starting point is "The Book of Photography" by John Hedgecoe. This gives assignments to try. That really helps to keep your skills sharp. Also, Scott Kelby has a couple of recipe type books..."The Digital Photography Book." There are a couple of volumes..
Happy reading!Cheers Then!Judy..
"Understanding Exposure" should be one of your first books. I'm new to DSLR and it was recommended to me. Very happy with the book...
Bryan Peterson is really a good starting point. I've read Understanding Exposure and now I'm reading Learning to See Creatively. Their books are great!.
But I wouldn't recommend Scott Kelby. Personally I don't like his style, my impression is he just tell you the recipe, but don't really teach you, so it doesn't make your brain work. Well, just like like you said, a cook book.__Rafael Perrone..
Rafael Perrone wrote:.
But I wouldn't recommend Scott Kelby. Personally I don't like hisstyle, my impression is he just tell you the recipe, but don't reallyteach you, so it doesn't make your brain work. Well, just like likeyou said, a cook book..
That's true, if you don't like Scott Kelby's style (I do), then you may not like his books, but if you are looking to learn specific techniques, I think his stuff is also a great resource..
Of course, there are still a few copies of the Joy of Photography floating around in used bookstores and ebay. This is a great place to begin, just replace all references to film with a reminder that digital photography is like shooting slide film, and you should do ok with the exposure lessons..
Amphoto Books have a good catalog too. You could search forever if you wanted to!.
Probably the best book is Examples: The Making of 40 Photographs by Ansel Adams. The specific techniques he discusses relate to B&W, mostly with a view camera, but the comments of composition and aesthetics are unsurpassed and apply to all photography, whether you use digital or film, and shoot color or B&W. Photographers used to shooting hundreds of pictures a dayin burst mode, with auto-bracketing, will be impressed when Adams talks about hiking in the mountains with a dozen glass plates to last all day. Plus the pictures are superb.http://www.pbase.com/oldhiker..
I like all of the books mentioned and also How to Photograph Absolutely Everything by Thom Ang...
Ansel Adams, "The Camera" and "The Negative". Skip "The Print" (nice illustrations though)...