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Good Photography Books

Discussion in 'General Photography Discussion' started by VitoM, Dec 5, 2018.

  1. VitoM

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    My daughter finally purchased her first "real" camera. I am wanting to get a couple of basic books for her to reference as she learns to use her camera. I am thinking of one general book covering all of the basic areas and another more in depth book on exposure and depth of field. Any suggestions?

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    Dave
     
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    IMHO you can't go wrong with the selection of "Bryan Peterson's" books on understanding Photography in moving to the next step away from full "automatic settings"..My personal favourite is "Understanding Exposure", but you can check out the other titles. Good luck
     
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    Thanks
     
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    Michael Freeman - The Photography Bible

    Just recently published.
     
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    John Hedgecoe - The New Manual of Photography
    Very clearly written, covers the basics and details of camera operation, and then goes into lots of typical scenarios and explains choices and methods.

    Then something by Freeman Patterson for the art and seeing side of things
    Photography for the joy of it, or maybe Photography and the Art of Seeing.
     
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    If she prefers to supplement reading with videos, look at Tony and Chelsea Northrup's Please login or register to view links, also available on Amazon.
     
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    National Grographic put out some nice Field Guide books. The largest and latest is the one I would recommend. Covers the basics well and has various insights.

    A book of images by a photographer she likes seems like a really good choice. There is no shortage of images online, but really great images nicely printed are something very special.
     
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    Thanks everyone for all of the great suggestions.
     
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    Unless your daughter is different than most, kids today don't "do" books. They prefer to learn from videos. I would direct her to Please login or register to view linksfor information on handling the camera etc and to Please login or register to view linksif she wants to experiment with different fun shoots. Both do videos for Adorama. Based on my suggestions several young photographers in my area are duplicating some of the photo sessions done by Gavin. Two local photographers who teach photography in my local community colleges said they have found the same to be true. The Youtube videos not only explain but demonstrate and young people respond quicker to that which is demonstrated to them and they retain more of the information as they can have their camera in hand and do the same as the Youtube personality.
     
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    I was thinking the same way as CWRailman. CreativeLive has some really good courses that I enjoy.

    This one might be a good one: Please login or register to view links
     

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