Understanding basic photography-what book?

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by Blair, Aug 6, 2005.

  1. Blair

    Blair Guest

    I have been using my digital camera (Fuji 4900Z) for a year mainly in the
    automatic mode and now want to start using it in other modes and have been
    trying to learn by reading the messages in this news group. I have learnt
    but still have a poor general understanding. Could some one recommend a book
    which would help me
    Blair, Aug 6, 2005
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  2. There are quite a number of tutorials on the web for free. If you search
    www.dpreview.com you'll find some.
    Dean S. Lautermilch, Aug 6, 2005
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  3. Blair

    Blob Guest

    Bryan Peterson's _Understanding Exposure_ is excellent. It teaches you
    the relationship between aperture, shutter speed and ISO with lots of
    practical examples.

    Blob, Aug 6, 2005
  4. Blair

    Moe Guest

    GREAT site here: http://www.digicamhelp.com/
    Moe, Aug 6, 2005
  5. I agree and it sure is readable.
    Charles Schuler, Aug 6, 2005
  6. Blair

    Blair Guest

    I am most grateful to all who replied. The articles on the web sites are
    very good but I prefer to have a book which I can study. I will be buying
    the book on "Understanding Exposure"
    Again many thanks
    Blair, Aug 6, 2005
  7. Blair

    Moe Guest

    Moe, Aug 6, 2005
  8. Blair

    Blair Guest


    Thanks but I am in UK and this site is the American Amazon site.
    I tried to find it in the British site but no joy so I tried Google but
    again got the American site.
    I 've always avoided buying from American sites but perhaps I am wrong!
    Do you think I should?
    Blair, Aug 7, 2005
  9. Blair

    Don Stauffer Guest

    Time-Life books published a whole series on photography, a number of
    volumes. One was on photography in general, one specifically on
    cameras, other volumes on special aspects of photography. These were
    quite popular, and many libraries have them.

    Also, look or search "Focal Press", one of the big names in photo book
    publishers. Many good titles.
    Don Stauffer, Aug 7, 2005
  10. Blair

    Blob Guest

    Blair, try here:
    Blob, Aug 7, 2005
  11. Blair

    Blair Guest

    Blair, Aug 8, 2005
  12. By the way, this is a lovely book and worth owning, but really won't help
    you understand exposure.

    One good book for that is


    Exposure is really very simple, and this book goes over and over and over
    it. Once you've read this one, Understanding Exposure will make a lot more

    David J. Littleboy
    Tokyo, Japan
    David J. Littleboy, Aug 8, 2005
  13. Blair

    Blair Guest

    Thanks David I will investigate this purchase
    Blair, Aug 9, 2005
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