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The BetterPhoto Guide to Digital Photography (BetterPhoto Series) Paperback – June 1, 2005
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In 1996, Jim founded BetterPhoto.com, the world-leader in online photographic education, featuring over 80 online photography classes led by famous photographers such as Tony Sweet, Brenda Tharp, and many more. Jim reaches over 5 million photographers every year and loves to share what he has learned in an effort to encourage people around the world to say "YES" to their creative dreams.
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The Betterphoto Guide provides a comprehensive overview of digital photography and explains the foundation on which it's based. Technical elements like exposure and light are clearly explained in an easy to understand and succinct manner. As my understanding of the different components increased, I quickly moved away from the automatic settings on my camera (Canon Powershot A630) and the quality of my pictures soared.
Another important component of the book deals with the artistic elements of photography (Composition). What, how, and why are all discussed and all the suggestions are immediately applicable. After reading this book, I was able to compose better pictures with a tighter focus and, in addition, have gained a greater appreciation and understanding of other's work.
There are also chapters that discuss the particular components of a digital camera. These help the reader become "acquainted" with his/her particular camera. File settings and there importance are also discussed and will help the reader decide which is right for him/her (if one's camera allows that choice). A digital camera Buyer's guide is included at the book's end, which provides invaluable advice.
This book is targeted at beginners and is a great choice for both DSLR and p&s owners. My only caveat is that it will leave you wanting better equipment and more time to pursue your new habit. Er.. I mean hobby (Kelby moment).
Overall, I find this a beautifully illustrated book that provides a solid foundation on which to launch your photographic endeavor.
or SLR camera let this book be your first reference. In fact, it can be your only reference as a beginner or even intermediate
Why I like it:
1. Simple language that makes it easy to understand and follow
2. A practical guide that drives you through steps to create your professional photos
3. Covers a variety of aspects concerning photography other than just shooting
4. Full of colorful pictures that clarifies what they are talking about
5. Unbelievable price! A complete photography course in a book that cost no more than $16.47!
6. Written by a great person JIM MIOTKE, he is professional photographer and photography instructor.
Believe me, this book is one of the BEST you could ever read in this area! And the best one to start with!
This was the only book I really found that shows, step-by-step, the who, what, where, when and why behind the functions of the digital camera. Easy to read (this is not one of those 400-page bibles,) with accurate photographs to guide you every step of the way and assignments at the end of each chapter to give you a hands-on learning experience, you will see improvement in your photographs right away. Once you grasp the freddom and control you actually have over your photographs you will want to take your camera everywhere and apply what you've learned.
I highly recommend this book, even if you just read the highly informative captions that accompany every photograph in the book.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a very gool introduction book for digital photography with many illustrations and it is wonderful to have the settings associated with the pictures posted in the legends.Published 4 months ago by Ted C.
This book is awesome, I love photography but its been really challenging to learn from different online sources, I came across this book and the way its written is incredible I... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Yana Capusta
One of to many books on photography I bought in an attempt to learn the graft. Too technical.Published 13 months ago by Deborah Sumner
A easy read for the beginner DSLR user. The pictures are inspiring. The guide is well written and easy to understand. Perfect for a beginnerPublished 15 months ago by Pamela Reiger
A great book for new digital photographers. Well written and many example photos.Published 16 months ago by Shaye
GOOD BOOK If you just wan't to learn the basics of Photography or if you know the basics and just need a review (you can always learn something new) This is a good book to start... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Amazon Customer