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    Hi i wan to look for some resources to read, any recommend self-help books on photography and business related books on photography that i can browse on??

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    There are many listed here. Do a search for "books on photography".
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    basically all the

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    "The Complete Idiot's Guide" series
    "......... for dummy" series
    "Magic Lantern Guide" series

    are self help books, you can find them in our National Library, here is the Catalogue
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    Quote Originally Posted by jiaxuan90 View Post
    Hi i wan to look for some resources to read, any recommend self-help books on photography and business related books on photography that i can browse on??
    There are also video resources like, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9XbQZrZEbH8 for starters.

    Then there are also material on specific fields of photography.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jiaxuan90 View Post
    Hi i wan to look for some resources to read, any recommend self-help books on photography and business related books on photography that i can browse on??
    I'm happy to see that you are turning to books to increase knowledge. A lot of people don't read enough these days and it is such a pity because one can really gain a lot by just reading. My expenditure on books is perhaps even more than camera gears on an on-going basis!

    There're heaps of books on Photography. If you like to borrow books, almost all of the NLB branches will have something. The major bookshops like Kinokuniya and Borders will have a Photography section which are stocked with newer titles. Specialist bookshops like Riceball in Funan will have both books and DVDs. Online stores like Amazon.com carries hard to find titles locally, and half of my purchases are from Amazon. Of course the Net has plenty of resources but nothing beats flipping the pages of a good 'ol book from cover to cover.

    Maybe you can let us know what kind of focus you're after, and I can point you to some really good ones... but sorry I don't have any recommendation on the business aspect of photography.
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    Within The Frame by David DuChemin .. about photographic vision..

    the most helpful photography book i've ever read

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    Quote Originally Posted by krishna91 View Post
    Within The Frame by David DuChemin .. about photographic vision..

    the most helpful photography book i've ever read
    I second that!
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    Quote Originally Posted by LifeInMacro View Post
    I'm happy to see that you are turning to books to increase knowledge. A lot of people don't read enough these days and it is such a pity because one can really gain a lot by just reading. My expenditure on books is perhaps even more than camera gears on an on-going basis!

    There're heaps of books on Photography. If you like to borrow books, almost all of the NLB branches will have something. The major bookshops like Kinokuniya and Borders will have a Photography section which are stocked with newer titles. Specialist bookshops like Riceball in Funan will have both books and DVDs. Online stores like Amazon.com carries hard to find titles locally, and half of my purchases are from Amazon. Of course the Net has plenty of resources but nothing beats flipping the pages of a good 'ol book from cover to cover.

    Maybe you can let us know what kind of focus you're after, and I can point you to some really good ones... but sorry I don't have any recommendation on the business aspect of photography.
    Oh thx you. Dun mind just point out some of the books that you think are really good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rashkae View Post
    There are many listed here. Do a search for "books on photography".
    as in all are listed under (General, Reviews, Tech Talk) of the forum?

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    Quote Originally Posted by krishna91 View Post
    Within The Frame by David DuChemin .. about photographic vision..

    the most helpful photography book i've ever read
    thx you definitely will go look out for the book

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reportage View Post
    There are also video resources like, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9XbQZrZEbH8 for starters.

    Then there are also material on specific fields of photography.
    Oh triston, i was there when he was giving the talk. He shared about his trip to areas around malaysia etc.

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    If you are not a BOOK person, you can start by reading MAGAZINE.

    If you find some tips or techniques that interest you, go ahead are do some research on the net.

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    If you want, you can go to Riceball at Funan, ask for Zhong Lin or any one in the store to recommend.
    They got a good collection of photography books there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Francis247 View Post
    If you want, you can go to Riceball at Funan, ask for Zhong Lin or any one in the store to recommend.
    They got a good collection of photography books there.
    Agree on this. I just want to suggest this.
    Rice ball at Funan level one, just opposite the Times, beside a money changer.

    also, not to forget to master your own camera 1st by reading the user manual..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rendell View Post
    If you are not a BOOK person, you can start by reading MAGAZINE.

    If you find some tips or techniques that interest you, go ahead are do some research on the net.
    ok thx

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    Quote Originally Posted by Francis247 View Post
    If you want, you can go to Riceball at Funan, ask for Zhong Lin or any one in the store to recommend.
    They got a good collection of photography books there.
    thx you will drop-by the place

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    Indeed, Riceball is a great shop, just tell the person at the counter what kind of book you are interested in and what area of photography you are looking to improve in, and he will recommend you the most popular books in that field.

    There are two types of books-

    1) Technical - covering areas like lighting, exposure or everything in general - e.g those written by Michael Freeman or Scott Kelby.

    2) Books on photographic vision - e.g Photographer's Eye by Michael Freeman, Within The Frame by David DuChemin.

    I highly recommend you get a technical book first, preferably by Michael Freeman, and master various technical aspects like Manual exposure before you go about finding your vision. Master the tools, then expand your creativity. The 2nd type of books are for the advanced photographer who understands technical jargon already.

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    Quote Originally Posted by krishna91 View Post
    Indeed, Riceball is a great shop, just tell the person at the counter what kind of book you are interested in and what area of photography you are looking to improve in, and he will recommend you the most popular books in that field.

    There are two types of books-

    1) Technical - covering areas like lighting, exposure or everything in general - e.g those written by Michael Freeman or Scott Kelby.

    2) Books on photographic vision - e.g Photographer's Eye by Michael Freeman, Within The Frame by David DuChemin.

    I highly recommend you get a technical book first, preferably by Michael Freeman, and master various technical aspects like Manual exposure before you go about finding your vision. Master the tools, then expand your creativity. The 2nd type of books are for the advanced photographer who understands technical jargon already.

    Thx you krishna. just to check with you, if i am looking at street photography & monochrome pictures which book to I look for?

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    You can try "The Digital Photography Book" by Scott Kelby.
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    street photography - best way to improve is to actually look at other artists' work and understand their photographs. then go out, shoot and improve.

    some books -


    Henri Cartier-Bresson
    Magnum Stories
    Magnum Magnum
    Garry Winogrand
    The Unguarded Moment - Steve McCurry
    Within The Frame - David DuChemin

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