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    Question Books to read on Serious Photography?

    Hi, I am new to the world of photography and i would like to go into serious photography. But i am not sure of the technical terms of photography. e.g. Shutter Speed, Apeture, ISO & how a DSLR works. Could anyone recommend me to buy a must buy photography book to understand photography better?

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    No offence, but based on yr needs, virtually any book with the word "photography" and "beginner" will suit u fine. That works out to about 50% of the titles out there so take yr pick!

    All of the beginner-oriented books harp on the same basic stuff so I don't see why one title should stand out from the rest.

    Come back when u have more specific needs, ie still life, macros etc. For those, there are quite a few titles that stand out from the crowd and are worth recommending.
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    Quote Originally Posted by solarii
    No offence, but based on yr needs, virtually any book with the word "photography" and "beginner" will suit u fine. That works out to about 50% of the titles out there so take yr pick!

    All of the beginner-oriented books harp on the same basic stuff so I don't see why one title should stand out from the rest.

    Come back when u have more specific needs, ie still life, macros etc. For those, there are quite a few titles that stand out from the crowd and are worth recommending.
    Hi Solarii,
    Thank you for your reply in my thread. Will go and have a look @ the library

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    Quote Originally Posted by zibin83
    Hi Solarii,
    Thank you for your reply in my thread. Will go and have a look @ the library

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    Good choice. Try the regional libraries instead of the smaller community ones... better selection.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zibin83
    Hi, I am new to the world of photography and i would like to go into serious photography. But i am not sure of the technical terms of photography. e.g. Shutter Speed, Apeture, ISO & how a DSLR works. Could anyone recommend me to buy a must buy photography book to understand photography better?

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    Hi,

    You could probably try this first: http://manuals.info.apple.com/en/Ape...ndamentals.pdf

    Hope it helps.

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    theres some good selection of books at the jurong east lib & the main lib @ bugis. worth to check it out.

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    Yups, or even some libraries in schools. I frequent the one at NgeeAnn Poly, and some really teach alot of stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wanhjb
    Yups, or even some libraries in schools. I frequent the one at NgeeAnn Poly, and some really teach alot of stuff.
    hehe yeah, forgot about that. i know the SP main library has stacks of photography magazines.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wanhjb
    Yups, or even some libraries in schools. I frequent the one at NgeeAnn Poly, and some really teach alot of stuff.
    Hi Wanhjb,
    I already out of school for years i can't go to any schools to borrow right?

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    Default Re: Books to read on Serious Photography?

    Quote Originally Posted by zibin83
    Hi, I am new to the world of photography and i would like to go into serious photography. But i am not sure of the technical terms of photography. e.g. Shutter Speed, Apeture, ISO & how a DSLR works. Could anyone recommend me to buy a must buy photography book to understand photography better?

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    There are quite a few good books available. Some of the recommended one are:

    1. Understanding Digital Photography by Bryan Peterson
    2. Understanding Exposure by Bryan Peterson
    3. Learning to See Creatively by Bryan Peterson

    Can try Riceball Photography Bookstore

    #B1-38, The Adelphi
    1 Coleman Street,
    Singapre 179803
    Tel/Fax 63367076
    Mon-Sat 11am-7pm

    If not, simply talk to the shopowner and he will be able to recommend some good books for beginners.
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    Hi there,

    Welcome to the world of Photography

    I can recommend this book - "National Geographic Photography Field Guide: Secrets to Making Great Pictures".

    It explains all the concepts that you would need to know in order to take good pictures.

    There are several chapters covering - landscape, portrait, macro, underwater, action photography, night scenes etc. I have bought this book as a gift to a few friends when they decided to take up photography.

    I hope that you will find it useful too.

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    The Photographic Guide to Exposure by Chris Weston - Good read too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zibin83
    Hi Wanhjb,
    I already out of school for years i can't go to any schools to borrow right?

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    No problem in clubsnap. Just ask around and I'm sure someone would lend you some books. I haven't even reached the age that I can go to the libraries in poly but I got "lobang" so other people get for me. Ask around, sure got people willing to lend you thier books.

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    Quote Originally Posted by asterixsg
    Hi there,

    Welcome to the world of Photography

    I can recommend this book - "National Geographic Photography Field Guide: Secrets to Making Great Pictures".

    It explains all the concepts that you would need to know in order to take good pictures.

    There are several chapters covering - landscape, portrait, macro, underwater, action photography, night scenes etc. I have bought this book as a gift to a few friends when they decided to take up photography.

    I hope that you will find it useful too.
    Yeah...I jus loan this book from NLB...not bad

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    Thanks for your information on sourcing the books, its been a great help, i bet will help me decide on which brand of DSLR to take

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    Quote Originally Posted by zibin83
    Thanks for your information on sourcing the books, its been a great help, i bet will help me decide on which brand of DSLR to take
    That path you must choose carefully... its not easy to change later on...

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