Beginner's Guide to Photography Paperback – Aug 8 1996
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About the Author
John Freeman is a highly regarded photographer as well as the creator of many book's including the extensively acclaimed architectural volumes London Revealed and Moscow Revealed. His prize-winning book, Practical Photography has sold over half a million copies in more than twenty countries throughout the world. He is also the author of Photography: A Practical Guide to Taking Better Pictures and co-author with Michael Busselle of The Photographer's Handbook. Based in London, he works regularly in the field of publishing for both books and magazines. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Top Customer Reviews
A lot of great advise and the book explains in detail the techniques of photography
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
His style of writing is very straightforward and to the point, and easy to absorb. Every page is filled with gorgeous photographs and great examples of good and bad solutions for each of the situations discussed. I've learned so much from it and feel that it was definetely $19.99 well spent (I bought it from a bookstore a year ago). It is like an encyclopedia on photography, and I just ordered his other books from the series - The Photographer's Guide to ... I bought the ones on Compostion, Black and White, Light, and Portraits. I feel that at about $13 -$15 each, they are an excellent way to add to my library. ;-) There are other topics covered in this series, but before getting too excited and buying them all, I am waiting to see if his books in the series that I just ordered are as informative as the one I just reviewed.
To sum it up, I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in owning an informative, well-written and beautifully photographed book on a wide range of topics in photography! Definitely worth the money!
I borrowed this book from local public library, and I love it instantly.
First, this book covers a lot of topics, which make me feel it's universal ^_^ form "One-use camera" to "Digital toning", all of them were well organized into 2pages and fit under 4 categories: Basic techniques, Photographing People, Travel Photography, Advanced Techniques.
Second, In every topic, the author give you detailed technics to shoot right, plus the wrong/right picture samples, it's very easy to read and follow.
To me, this book can be used as an Text book for Practicing Photography 101, - what you need to add are some quizes and home work after every chapter.
How to use this book? Read this book, grab a camera and shoot!
After practicing the technics or tricks the book covered, I'm sure you will shoot much better the most of other people.
This book is a wonderful introduction to the basics of photography and an intro into the different aspects of taking a good photo.
- A jump start on the fundamentals of photography
- Tips and tricks on achieving good results
- An asset to a serious beginner
- Reviews the basics of shutter speed, aperture and composition
- Does not go beyond the basics
- Does not discuss post-processing techniques