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Which is the best digital photography book?

 
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Jul 14, 2016 04:55 |  #1

Someone was asking me to suggest some good books on digital photography. Can anyone please suggest some great books?




  
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Jul 14, 2016 05:46 |  #2

I personally like Scott Kelby's writing style.

http://www.amazon.com …ref=dp_byline_c​ont_book_1 (external link)


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Jul 14, 2016 09:22 |  #3

You are using the very best source ever consolidated...interne​t...Google and YouTube are the best sources ever.


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Jul 14, 2016 09:45 |  #4

Not particularly digital- but any photographer should read light, science and magic:

https://www.amazon.com …s=light+science​+and+magic (external link)

And Understanding Exposure.

https://www.amazon.com …ds=understandin​g+exposure (external link)




  
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Jul 14, 2016 10:56 |  #5

I forgot...memorize that manual.


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Jul 15, 2016 02:52 |  #6

My only issue with using the internet as your source of learning is reliablity of the information, since anyone can set up a website for free these days. The advantage with traditional publishing is that there will be at least some review of the accuracy of traditionally published materials. The publisher doesn't want to get a bad reputation afterall. For the begginer, who obviously cannot tell from their own experiance that stuff from the internet is simply wrong, traditional publishing sources are a much better way to go.

In someways one of the worse places to go for information is Wikipedia. The number of blatent errors I have seen on that site are quite staggering. If the subjects that I have detailed experiance of are riddled with errors, I have to expect that every subject potentially contains the same level of inaccuracy.

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Jul 15, 2016 05:59 |  #7

chauncey wrote in post #18066631 (external link)
You are using the very best source ever consolidated...interne​t...Google and YouTube are the best sources ever.

I have to disagree with that. The internet is probably the worst place to try and gain accurate information on a subject you know very little about. Don't get me wrong there are some very good tutorials available if you know where to look, but there is also a hell of a lot of garbage posted too.


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Jul 15, 2016 08:26 |  #8

Understanding Exposure, was the book that got me started. I've recommended that one a few times.


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Jul 15, 2016 13:31 |  #9

Picture Perfect Practice was a lot more useful to me that books that simply told me how my gear works. It's more about making pictures and how to compose, than an owners manual to your camera.

https://www.amazon.com …World-Class/dp/0321803531 (external link)


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Jul 16, 2016 20:56 as a reply to  @ BigAl007's post |  #10

That view might be valid some years back. But there are a huge number of self-published books and the official "publisher" doesnt care or review content. You can basically say anything you want right or wrong. Its not 1965 anymore.




  
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Jul 28, 2016 04:30 |  #11

gossamer88 wrote in post #18066531 (external link)
I personally like Scott Kelby's writing style.

http://www.amazon.com …ref=dp_byline_c​ont_book_1 (external link)

Thank you for the link, I have also heard about Scott Kelby :)




  
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Jul 28, 2016 04:31 |  #12

chauncey wrote in post #18066631 (external link)
You are using the very best source ever consolidated...interne​t...Google and YouTube are the best sources ever.

Along with online sources she was asking for some good books as well!




  
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Jul 28, 2016 04:32 |  #13

Qlayer2 wrote in post #18066656 (external link)
Not particularly digital- but any photographer should read light, science and magic:

https://www.amazon.com …s=light+science​+and+magic (external link)

And Understanding Exposure.

https://www.amazon.com …ds=understandin​g+exposure (external link)

Thank you for the links, going to recommend her :)




  
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Aug 06, 2016 03:04 |  #14

As to "Understanding Exposure", it's s good book covering the basics of photography, great for a beginner but realize that it came out during the film days, so for digital photography you want the Third Edition (via, say, Amazon Books) or the updated work that you can upload via the Internet.

But, yeah, books are great! There is, in fact, a "sticky" link here for books:

https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=53846


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Aug 06, 2016 04:54 |  #15

tonylong wrote in post #18087830 (external link)
As to "Understanding Exposure", it's s good book covering the basics of photography, great for a beginner but realize that it came out during the film days, so for digital photography you want the Third Edition (via, say, Amazon Books) or the updated work that you can upload via the Internet.

But, yeah, books are great! There is, in fact, a "sticky" link here for books:

https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=53846

Thank you for another suggestion, its helpful as well :)




  
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