Recommend some photo books!
I'm currently reading Understanding Exposure by by Bryan Peterson, but I'm always looking for good photo books. Basically I want to master shooting with manual and understand exposure better. I'm looking for a book that is straight to the point. Any recommendations?..

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Comment #1

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..

Comment #2

"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...

Comment #3

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..

Comment #4

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!.

Cheers Then!Judy..

Comment #5

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.

Comment #6

I like all of the books mentioned and also How to Photograph Absolutely Everything by Thom Ang...

Comment #7

Ansel Adams, "The Camera" and "The Negative". Skip "The Print" (nice illustrations though)...

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