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Mar 27, 2011 13:05 |  #1

I've been shooting manual for about a year and a half and feel like I have a firm grasp on the basics of photography (ISO, shutter speed, aperture, etc.) but after reading some threads on POTN, feel a bit lacking in the knowledge department. I was wondering if anyone had some good suggestions for reading material that wasn't the basics, but also wasn't the rocket science of photography. I need some material for the advanced-beginner.


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Mar 27, 2011 13:13 |  #2

"The History of Photography" by Beaumont Newhall

"Light, Science, and Magic"

"The Negative" by Ansel Adams (really helpful for understanding digital though it is all about film)


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Mar 27, 2011 13:27 as a reply to  @ Monito's post |  #3

Thanks Monito, I'm definitely looking for books similar to "Light: Science and Magic" that have more of a technical side. I've read the first Scott Kelby book "Digital Photography" and enjoyed the feel of it. Has anyone read the second or third volume? Would you recommend reading them?


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Mar 28, 2011 12:02 as a reply to  @ BEdwards821's post |  #4

I have all three volumes. It's never a waste of time to read Scott Kelby on Photoshop. Best part about his books are that it is not necessary to read them cover to cover. Just turn to the section you are interested in. Particularly good if you are new to Photoshop.


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Mar 28, 2011 12:46 as a reply to  @ Al Rohrer's post |  #5
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The Photographer's Eye: Composition and Design for Better Digital Photos (external link)

The Photographer's Mind: Creative Thinking for Better Digital Photos (external link)


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Mar 28, 2011 19:52 |  #6

I actually took a course last semester that used "The Photographers Eye" as the textbook. Wasn't a huge fan of the book, but it definitely gave me some good ideas to try out.


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Mar 28, 2011 22:35 |  #7

http://www.amazon.com …aphy-Fourth/dp/0240807405 (external link)

I love mine. Can just get lost in it for hours, finding topics that I didn't even know enough to know that I was interested in them.

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Mar 28, 2011 22:40 |  #8

"Focal Encyclopedia" looks pretty interesting, is it a collection of articles and books on photography? Amazon's preview only let me see a few pages.


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