Books to read on Serious Photography?


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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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Zibin
 

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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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solarii said:
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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Zibin
 

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zibin83 said:
Hi Solarii,
Thank you for your reply in my thread. Will go and have a look @ the library

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

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zibin83 said:
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?

Regards
Zibin
Hi,

You could probably try this first: http://manuals.info.apple.com/en/Aperture_Photography_Fundamentals.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.
 

wanhjb

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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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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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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?:bsmilie:

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Zibin
 

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zibin83 said:
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?

Regards
Zibin
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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zibin83 said:
Hi Wanhjb,
I already out of school for years i can't go to any schools to borrow right?:bsmilie:

Regards
Zibin
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.:thumbsup:
 

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asterixsg said:
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 :thumbsup:
 

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zibin83 said:
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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