I hear this advice a lot on these forums whenever someone asks the usual Camera A or Camera B? kind of questions:
What book would you recommend? I have a Nikon D200, and I would like to understand:Your money will be well spent on some books on basics of photography.
- ISO (when do we need to set high and when not?)
- f x.x (what the heck is that? Why should I change it? i have the famous 18 by 200 VR Nikkor lens)
Etc. Any good newbie book so I can understand the above? I would like to take stable night shots of things like churches in the distance, or SG skyline, or fireworks on new year night etc. My low-light or fast moving photography is miserable.
Also, some shots like this one: http://www.flickr.com/photos/yetbu/2845684734/ -- is this clearly photoshop or do cameras actually shoot like this??
On Amazon, I found books like "Understanding Exposure" but it tells me nothing about how to use my specific camera and how to adjust the settings. I would like a book that addresses this kind of practical advice.