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10th of April 2001 (Tue), 13:10
First of all, sorry if this is the wrong board to post this in. I'm just starting out as my username shows. I just purchased a Powershot G1. I've been playing around with it and learned some basic things. I want to learn more about topics such as shutter speed, appature, etc. and how they affect the pictures I take. I also want to get assignment/practice ideas. Can anyone suggest some good books on the aforementioned topics?
10th of April 2001 (Tue), 15:30
There is a popular book at http://www.shortcourses.com/bookstore/canon/book_canong1.htm
You will also get very some good and detailed info from http://www.cliffshade.com/dpfwiw/index.htm , you can start from http://www.cliffshade.com/dpfwiw/exposure.htm if you're interested in exposure.
I have a link page http://studio-on-the.net/photography/G1/g1.html and if you go to my gallery http://studio-on-the.net/photography/G1/index.html and see something you like, click the thumbnail and you'll get info about how it was done and when.
If you have any questions, this forum is also full of nice people who can answer almost anything.
10th of April 2001 (Tue), 15:58
Thanks for the great info. I'll share some of my photos with you guys too.
11th of April 2001 (Wed), 05:46
A must for all halfway serious or serious photographers is National Geographic Photography Field Guide by Burian & Caputo.
It is available directly from National G or Amazon, Barnes & Noble, B&H etc.
It starts with the verrry basics and goes to the verrry technical. What makes this very enjoyable reading are the latter portions of the book that that give many "how to tips & tricks" by National G staff photographers.
It also deals with the how tos of many unique/difficult settings/light conditions.
The inside of the front and back covers are even 18% gray cards.
Besides, if you get tired of reading it you can just look at the many neat pictures.
This is the BEST I have ever read. List price $25 but more than worth it!!!!!!
Dick S, Temecula, CA
P.S. Do not loan it out---you will NEVER get it back.
11th of April 2001 (Wed), 08:18
I have just order the National Geographic book online, can't wait to read it.
Thanks for the suggestions.
12th of April 2001 (Thu), 00:14
Thanks for the suggestion about the Nation Geographic book. I'll go order it. My order for the Short Course book on the G1 should come in soon. I can't wait to read both.
13th of April 2001 (Fri), 12:07
The National Geography book is very good, I still prefer John Shaw's Natural Photography Field Guide (I have both).
14th of April 2001 (Sat), 01:08
I agree John Shaw's book is excellent.
However, I think that the Nat G book overall addresses a broader spectrum.
Dick s, Temecula, CA
14th of April 2001 (Sat), 08:30
I was just checking out the Short course program, and they have a Pro90 short course coming out soon.
I have already signed up to be notified once it is ready.
I though other Pro90 newbies may be interested as well.
22nd of April 2001 (Sun), 01:02
Those of you who ordered the National G book should have had it for awhile now.
Just Curious--any comment.
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