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How to Make Good Photos: the Film and Digital Guide to Better Pictures [Kindle Edition]

Richard Young
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Book Description

How to Make Good Photos: the Film and Digital Guide to Better Pictures

This quick guide will make the budding photographer a "Better Photographer", Guaranteed! The biggest problem shooters face before pushing the button is composition and lighting; in this book you will find "What to look for" before you snap the shutter.

This is the Perfect Gift to get for New Camera Owners. It is imperative to know composition if you have a "new arrival" in the house, those baby pictures will capture the greatest time of your life. This guide quickly covers the different uses of lighting and composition that can change your “snapshots” into quality photos.

You also get a “Private Link” to the “How to Make Good Photos” website that shows prime examples of Composition, Lighting and other professional camera techniques that you will learn in this book.

This book is NOT written for people who want to learn "everything" about the photography process. This book IS for those that want to start shooting pictures that will get others to ask "was this shot by a professional?"
New shooters, you owe it to yourself to take note of what is explained in the book.

Product Details

  • File Size: 132 KB
  • Print Length: 27 pages
  • Publisher: Econohost Publishing; 2 edition (December 25, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006QDBUF4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,162,708 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars really basic tips January 7, 2012
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I guess this booklet--not enough material to call it a book--might be good for someone who is picking up a camera for the first time and wants something that he or she can read in 15 minutes.

I don't understand why this book is listed near the top of the amazon digital photography books when there are so many superb books on the amazon list.

This book consists of a limited number of basic tips on using flash and how to compose your pictures. Some are frighteningly basic. For instance, he suggests that you try to get candid pictures instead of asking your subjects to stare into the camera. He suggests you use natural lighting when possible. You should use a tripod to avoid camera shake.

There--that summmarizes the book. Now you don't need to buy it. I have saved you time and $2.99. You may now send me $3.99--that is for the cost I paid for the book and an extra dollar for saving you 15 minutes of your life.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars a useless book January 5, 2012
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I am a little surprised that all the previous 3 reviews are 5 star. Are we reading the same book? To me, the book is helpless at all.
The book contains 19 tips, each is about 4-5 sentences, so it is very short, I finished it within 5 minutes on my way home.
The title of the book is HOW TO MAKE GOOD PHOTOS: DIGITAL OR FILM. However, tips no.8,9,10,12,13,14 are talking about food photo shoot only. Maybe HOW TO MAKE GOOD PHOTOS:FOOD PHOTOGRAPH is a better choice for this book.
In Preface, the author says "the paragraphs summarize the work of photography experts". To me, it is more likely that he copy words and advice from other sources and paste together. I mean he did some CTRL-C CTRL-V without his own composing at all. So you would find Some tips are nearly same meaning. Tips 1: Get Close and Tip 11: Move in Close; Tip 3: Use Natural Light and Tip: 10 Lighting(which has 2 sentences only, the first sentence is "Try to take food photographs with natural light.")
Tips 1-8 are the basic rules, then tips 8-14 are mainly emphasis on food photograph, tips 15-21 changed to normal photograph again. To me, most tips are the basic of the basic. They are tips for making photos, not making GOOD photos.
In all, I don't think this book is worth to read. If you want to learn how to make good photos, try other books. Maybe the manual of your camera is more useful than this book.
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1.0 out of 5 stars sucks April 11, 2013
By ben
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i dont even do photography and could have told you the "tips" in this book what a waste no wonder its free
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3.0 out of 5 stars Beginner tips July 8, 2013
By kim4131
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Had some good starter tips for beginners, but mostly I think beginners should just go out and shoot take lots of pictures and now how to use their camera in aperture and shutter modes.
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More About the Author

Starting in studio control at local ABC TV station he then was involved in video and film making for over 30 years at Beech / Raytheon Aircraft.

Richard learned to fly at 19, involved in the Army as a UH1 Huey Crew Chief during the Vietnam war and later "air to air" photography using formation flying.

"Formation photography is very difficult because everything is moving: The Subject aircraft, your aircraft and you, bouncing around in the back of a small aircraft! Flying low and slow to get an interesting picture put us in the turbulence getting bounced around a lot.
The still guys had it easy, one picture at a time, while I had to make a single shot last over 15 seconds to tell a story.
I had to learn how to use every muscle in my body to absorb all the bumps my plane encountered. Some times I would be forced down into the seat or float off the floor." At times the pilot would throw in a roll just to keep things interesting, of course they would say it was needed to keep in touch with the airplane but I think they liked to see the expression on my face when I was upside down. "I had to use a safety belt when shooting with the door off or you could fall out, which would be a bad day."

I also volunteered many hours to my local government as Council Member and Mayor.

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