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09/13/2005 10:00:03 AM · #1

I was just wondering if anybody has come across any good photography books. Im looking for more like a lay-man terms type of book, I'd like to steer clear of the highly technical stuff. I only say that because most of the time the highly technical books require a highly technical camera, which I don't have. But if anybody has come across, or are in possession of a good one I would love to hear your suggestions.
09/13/2005 10:12:45 AM · #2
The "Joy of Photography" books from Kodak are pretty good for a really basic start.
09/13/2005 10:22:10 AM · #3
"Learning to See Creatively" by Bryan Peterson is one of my favorites. Doesn't matter what kind of camera you have. Available through Barnes & Noble---and probably other bookstores.
09/13/2005 10:27:06 AM · #4
The .Freeman Patterson series is also pretty good. Does not focus on the camera, but more the photographer
09/13/2005 10:41:10 AM · #5
Alright well thanks guys, I wrote that stuff down, and I am on my way to half.com right now.
09/13/2005 11:07:29 AM · #6
Always found books by a guy called Busselle to be good, I think his first name is Micheal. Usually loads of images and something I like is that he shows the exposure details next to the image so you can see what settings he used.

Gotta say, pay a visit to a library, photography books cost a wedge of casg these days. I have read at least 20 photography books and never paid for one of them (except for overdue fines LOL)

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09/14/2005 11:45:20 PM · #7
The Ansel Adams Guide : Basic Techniques of Photography - Book 1

Any books by John Hedgecoe.

The Basic Book of Photography, Fifth Edition

JV
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