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    Hey guys, just wanted to start a thread to gather some titles of photography book you'd recommend or some qoutes by somebody in relation to photography that you find is inspiring.

    Anyone wanna start the ball rolling?

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    Id highly recommend " The Photoshop CS Book for Digital Photographers" by Scott Kelby. Its extremely well written and I have learnt tonnes of great techniques from it. I actually understand the vast world that is photoshop now which is a miracle!

    Here is a small quote

    "So here it was, about four weeks before I would be flying up to New York City to teach a one-day seminar to more than 1200 professional Photoshop junkies. (Okay it was more like 1,160 pros, 42 people who just wanted a paid day off from work, and one total freak who kept asking me if i'd ever been to prison. I told him unequivocally, "Not as far as you know".)

    He mixes humor with knowledge, its actually an enjoyable way to learn.

    So thats my contribution.

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    Excellent! thanks for sharing! anymore?

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    No one cares about books anymore?

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    To anyone wanting to understand the fundamentals of photography, I would recommend the two books by Bryan Peterson: "Understanding Exposure" and "Learning To See Creatively". Just about all you really need to know in two interesting and not too expensive books. Riceball stocks both.

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    see my signature...



    "Anyone who can see can take a picture. But learning to see may take forever..."


    taken from an old Leica advertisement.
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    "I am always amazed at how many avenues we find to criticise those that have accomplished what we have not" - Daniel Taylor

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    I think Edmund's signature is good..

    "WOW What nice photos you have!! You must have a very good camera!!! "
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    Hello Chris!
    Samantha here :D
    Here's my fave quote,

    "Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still." -- Dorothea Lange

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    Quote Originally Posted by student View Post
    "I am always amazed at how many avenues we find to criticise those that have accomplished what we have not" - Daniel Taylor
    i like this. can really apply it everyday in CS and in soccer.
    You'll Never Walk Alone! - i have the best job in the world!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nonpareildoll View Post
    Hello Chris!
    Samantha here
    Here's my fave quote,

    "Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still." -- Dorothea Lange
    LOL so honoured to take your "virginity" lol
    1st Post i mean

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    Here's a good one:

    "I photograph things to see how things look when they are photographed". This is a particularly good response for any photographer who likes to take pictures of random objects and is questioned "What are you taking a picture of that for?"

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    the most important book I have ever read on photography is called

    "On Photography"
    by Susan Sontag

    she won't teach you anything technical
    but it'll be the most important book on photography you'll ever read

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattlock View Post
    the most important book I have ever read on photography is called

    "On Photography"
    by Susan Sontag

    she won't teach you anything technical
    but it'll be the most important book on photography you'll ever read
    interesting recommendation. can also check out the "sequel": Regarding the Pain of Others, written by sontag some years later. interesting to see how her perspective changed over the years. deals a great deal with the kind of images we've gotten so used to seeing in the news.
    Black lens, white Lens, can take picture is a Good lens

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    If you're into Landscape photography, I recommend books by Peter Watson. He's a British photographer who runs around the United Kingdom shooting. I've seen his Field Guide to Landscape Photography and Light in the Landscape; his pictures are absolutely awe-inspiring and he gives quite a few practical tips. I haven't been able to find them in bookstores so far, but in national library.

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