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Beyond Snapshots: How to Take That Fancy DSLR Camera Off "Auto" and Photograph Your Life like a Pro Paperback – March 20, 2012
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About the Author
Peta Mazey counts herself lucky to have a job that takes her around the world shooting photographs and meeting awesome people. When she’s not roaming the globe, she calls Wellington, New Zealand, home, where she lives with her family and the cutest little dog around, Ruby. She takes photos of adorable kids and happy families and shoots campaigns for commercial and editorial clients, including Bobux International, Cherry on Top, and Free Range Baby. Her photos have appeared in My Child, Studio Bambini, and Oh Baby magazines, and the blog Style Me Pretty. You can find her work on Flickr, her Facebook fanpage, and at www.petamazey.com.
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Top Customer Reviews
The second section of the book focuses on capturing moments in life, both the large ones and the small ones. The pictures are beautiful and inspiring and really challenge the reader to look around and see the beauty in life and capture it in an image. People who are frustrated that their pictures don't come out the way they want, and people who want to take their photography to the next level will all find something of value to take away from this book.
I definitely recommend this book to anyone wanting to improve their technical skills or awaken their photographic creativity. It's an excellent resource!
I have to say that the "camera settings" description was a bit basic. Good info for someone that doesn't know what ISO is, etc. And I didn't know much, so I was happy for the primer. Then when I got to chapter two ready for a deeper dive, then it started talking about how to use Photoshop. And then how to frame your shots. Then how to take pictures of people in love...
So it's a very warm and fuzzy book. I agree there is a very specific market for this book, but it doesn't include me (an engineer/nerd).
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Very simple reading for beginners. Plenty of ideas for taking photos. The reading experience was never boring. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Chock full of interesting viewpoints of creativity. Very easy to digest.Published 2 months ago by Paul F.
I've had this book for a couple months now. It's been read through a couple times, then I marked some pages for quick reference. I've even loaned it to friends who love it. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Jessie
I bought a Nikon D40 several years ago because I got a great deal on it. I knew nothing about it and used it only once or twice on auto with an auto-focus lens. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Jeffrey Williams
Wonderful book and extremely helpful in improving photography skills. Very detailed in manual settings and how settings effect light and mood of the photograph.Published 16 months ago by Vickie B
I thought the text of "Beyond Snapshots" is really only so-so. The most interesting part is that the pictures included were all taken by the authors (some photography... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Jim Hall
I really enjoyed this book! It can be so discouraging to look for photography books in stores and libraries and only come across dated books. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Gillian Herrle