What are some great photography books that you have read? Post it up! :)


Acmamall

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Photography books really help one hone their techniques and skills! What's one book you would recommend to develop photography skills? :) Post it up and let's hear about it!
 

freebie

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Hi I have only read Bryan Peterson's books.

For me I learned a lot while reading and doing his exercises.
I think there are 5 books all in all.
 

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i usually dun read haha. but i have the following books (all Scott Kelby):

Digital Photography Vol1-3
CS4
Lightroom 3

For photography skills, personally instead of reading, I prefer to do self exploration (trial and error). I just need to know the relationship of aperture, shutter speed and ISO. Its good to start off.

For post processing wise, I had to refer to books as I don't know what some features does in the software that will enhance my photos.
 

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bruggink

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i like Insight Guide - Travel Photography
 

Acmamall

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Wow all these recommendations are really good :) Keep them coming!

Have you read other photography books on techniques and skills that have really helped you to improve? Post them up!

Has anyone tried reading "On Photography" by Susan Sontag? It's about the "meaning and career of photographs"... Sounds deep! :) It's 28% off at Acmamall.com, so those interested in getting this great buy and other photography books can check out the site!

Keep the recommendations coming! :)
 

Acmamall

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Here are some of our recommendations.

For nature photography, Jenni Bidner has written a great book,The Best of Nature Photography. Those interested in Portrait photography might like to check out Jeff Smith's Success in Portrait Photography. :)
 

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Wow all these recommendations are really good :) Keep them coming!

Have you read other photography books on techniques and skills that have really helped you to improve? Post them up!

Has anyone tried reading "On Photography" by Susan Sontag? It's about the "meaning and career of photographs"... Sounds deep! :) It's 28% off at Acmamall.com, so those interested in getting this great buy and other photography books can check out the site!

Keep the recommendations coming! :)
u may want to edit your post since u are not CS advertiser.
 

digitalpimp

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Currently reading The Complete Photographer by Tom Ang. So far so good. Next up is Guide To Digital Photography by Joe McNally.
 

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Acmamall

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u may want to edit your post since u are not CS advertiser.
Hi! So sorry must have clicked the post button too many times :p these suggestions sound really good. Any recommendations for beginner photographers? :)
 

Acmamall

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Scot Kelby Digital Photography Vol1-3 is good for beginners, very easy to understand.
Thanks for your recommendation! Is it helpful for a beginner to attend photography classes as well to improve skills?
 

Acmamall

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:) Any suggestions on how a beginner photographer can start practising? For instance, what should he/she start shooting? close-ups shots? landscape shots? night scenery shots?
 

campoes

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:) Any suggestions on how a beginner photographer can start practising? For instance, what should he/she start shooting? close-ups shots? landscape shots? night scenery shots?
It's always better to shot subject that interest him/her more and do take some time to analyze the subject from different-different aspects (e.g the lighting, angle, composition, color, etc2). Seriously don't do it in hurry....after getting the photo which you think is the best, don't forget to post it in CS to get comments and critics :D.

I heard from my friend who join photography class of 30 people, their lecturer gave assignment to take 1 egg photo and give them 1 week time.
It sounds so simple, but the catch is that each of them should not have same photo / concept.... from that experience he said that's the first time he really have to think hard just to take an egg shot, to make sure no one in the class take the same photo like him :)
 

Acmamall

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It's always better to shot subject that interest him/her more and do take some time to analyze the subject from different-different aspects (e.g the lighting, angle, composition, color, etc2). Seriously don't do it in hurry....after getting the photo which you think is the best, don't forget to post it in CS to get comments and critics :D.

I heard from my friend who join photography class of 30 people, their lecturer gave assignment to take 1 egg photo and give them 1 week time.
It sounds so simple, but the catch is that each of them should not have same photo / concept.... from that experience he said that's the first time he really have to think hard just to take an egg shot, to make sure no one in the class take the same photo like him :)
That sounds like great advice! Wow the egg photoshoot sounds really tough! how can you take a picture of an egg in so many different ways??
 

dandoodle

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Hi there!
I was fortunate to attend Guide to Travel Photography by Richard I'Anson. He's the author to Lonely Planet's Guide to Travel Photography. He threw in the book as part of package too. Great guide book for me.:)
 

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