|Re: Another blergy kind of day [message #38080 is a reply to message #38074 ]
||Tue, 04 January 2011 23:01
Ahh photography books, a whole new subject to spend money on shiny books with a reasonable excuse |
http://lensaddiction.wordpress.com/category/photography-book s/ - this covers all the photography book reviews and book related posts I have done on my blog. Fear not, there are only 4 posts so far
The most relevant post is this one
This covers off my inital recommendations for books for beginners, but also other places you can go for learning options.
Hands down the best introduction to all things photography is this book
The New Manual of Photography by John Hedgecoe
As well as the ‘how to drive my specific camera’ book above, I wanted a technical book on digital photographic techniques – ie once I know where all the controls are on my camera and how to twiddle them, now I need to know how to use them to actually take the kind of photo I want.
I absolutely ADORE this book – I have been searching for weeks, not finding a book that had everything I wanted, and this has it and more (and I found it on sale as well!)
What I like about this book – It covers ‘everything’ – film, digital, light, colour, techniques, lenses, accessories, different styles of photography. And uses LOTS of pictures to clearly demonstrate what he is meaning, and this is a really key thing for me. Not a book to carry around all the time, but a book to read over and over again for reference.
What I didn’t like about this book – its incredibly heavy for its size (my copy is hardback) and its too big and heavy to carry around. It was also quite expensive – full price $80
If you have to buy only one book on photography techniques – get THIS one. Really.
Also check out the links on my Blog Roll - they are a specific collection of places I have found of useful learning websites. Some are specific to a particular subject, but some are general purpose.