They Laughed When I Showed Them
My New Digital Camera, But When I Showed Them the Pictures...
stunned, unable to believe the pro-quality photos they were
looking at were taken by me.
Excellent beginning /intermediate guide to digital photography. Was a birthday present for my dad, who rates it highly. I have also browsed through it and picked up some good tips. Layout of book is good and example pictures to illustrate points. No nonsense guide.
This book meets my expectations. It contains (visually as well) all of the information I need to learn how to take better photographs focusing heavily on the creative side and not just technical.
My niece completely loved this book (who's been studying photography).. and judging by her recent photo work, the tips contained in this book are well-worth the price point of buying it!
This book is fantastic. Covers all the basics and more in a very easy to understand way. Very happy with this purchase.
Very informative book on photography
Photography is a fun hobby for some and a rewarding career for others. I have actively been trying to improve my photography skills, and I have collected a few books on various topics relating to photography. I was pleased to have the opportunity to look at this book, which has turned out to be a much better book for me than most. It is suitable for the beginner as well as more experienced photographers and would work well in a course of study.
I consider myself an avid amateur photographer, having started to take photos many years ago (using film) and in the past three years picking up the hobby again using DSLRs.
While I consider myself a pretty good photographer, photography is something you can take a lifetime to learn, so a book like “Complete Photography: Understand Cameras to Take, Edit and Share Better Photos” is a very handy resource to have around.
Photography hobbyists live in lucky times--highly capable cameras available at inexpensive prices and excellent photography books that can help anyone improve.
I've been taking photos since film days and seem to learn something new from every new comprehensive photography guide. This one is no exception. Right off the bat, I liked the organization--both the topics chosen and the simplicity of the layout--color photos on part of every 2 page spread that don't overwhelm the text and aren't cluttered.
Louanne M. Machacek
This is a comprehensive book, almost a textbook, on photography. If you've been taking photos for a while and now you want to understand what is going on in that camera of yours, this is an excellent and thorough book. Learn to understand (and manipulate) focus, exposure, depth of field, shutter speed, and many many effects. Well-illustrated with examples, diagrams, and easy-to-understand explanations. How does flash photography work? Better, how to make flash photography work for the effect you desire. Same with pretty much every aspect of photography. There is a large section on different kinds of cameras and how they "see", all the different lenses and what they do. This is the single most comprehensive one I've seen. If you love photography, whether it is using the camera on your phone or a large format Hassleblad, you will want to own this book. I can't think of anything the author has left out. Big, complete book. Beautifully done.
L. D. Stone
The Complete Photography: Understand Cameras to Take, Edit and Share Better Photos book is must-have for students, hobbyist, or those perusing a career in photography. This book is large in size and covers everything a beginner, amateur or professional would want or need to know when it comes to learning specific techniques and skills.
Very informative, easy to read book that really helped me think like a photographer. I’ve been doing real estate photography for a couple of years, but my “education” was in-the-field job training with little to no technical language behind it. This book is helping me develop my craft and think critically about how to shoot smarter, both on the job and on the side.
very good book no matter where you are in your photography “career”.
JAMES W HUTCHINSON
As a photographer of many years (since the late 1970s) I am very impressed with this rather comprehensive new photography book. I expected to read about things I learned years ago. After all, I have lived a broad evolution of photography. I started as a kid doing successful wild cave photography with a cheap Instamatic Camera with Magicubes (one flash and they were done). As a young adult I did completely manual photography on complex cameras. Theoretically, I should be unable to find anything new in this book. But low and behold, even though I have evolved to digital photography, it turns out that an old dog can learn new tricks in this book. For example, this book taught me about "Focus Stacking," something new to me. I also learned thankfully that if I use a flash from my older camera and put it on the flash shoe of my current Leica, I can blow out the fine circuits of my camera because of the older flashes using higher voltage.The changes in Noise control and ISO aspects was also part of my new learning curve. No matter who you are, I am sure there is something for you
Awesome. This book is about the best I have come cross explaining so much about photography that there really isn't much to offer in criticism.
The book goes from the origins of photography to all kinds of excellent advice about taking pictures and editing and everything else.
This is complete photography. This is the kind of book to read and dip into with questions. I love the format, which doesn't go in-depth on any particular subject, but has more than enough to allow me to understand a number of topics including more technical applications. I really loved how much I was able to learn just by dipping in here and there. There are innumerable examples with color pictures which is very helpful. A definite plus for any photographer. There is so much information here that even a few tips are worth the cost.
I haughtily recommend this book for what it is. Excellent!
L. D. Stone
This book is a fairly complete guide on all things photography. Being a casual photographer shooting in both DSLR and pro-sumer automatic, it has a ton of helpful guidelines and tips. It’s always helpful to be reminded of exposure settings and what aperture and shutter speed is required for what I’m trying to achieve. There are even tips on composition.
I would find that for the beginner photographer looking to really to get into photography more that the book is much more helpful. It touches on what equipment should be carrying in your bag as well as the types of lenses you would use.
I also found that the masterclass sections of each chapter are worth an in depth read. It gives examples and ways to achieve them. The least helpful was the post-processing section since I am familiar with the various software typically used.
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