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111 of 116 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Nicely organized and clearly written. Much is relevent even if you are taking pictures with a phone!
I like the way this book is organized, as a series of short sections each focusing (sorry) on a specific "tip". As someone who has been taking pictures for over half a century, I feel all the advice is sound and reasonably accurate. There are some subtle things where veteran photographers may take issue but none of that detracts from the overall value of this book...
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Basic info only
This looks like a small book printed in 1960's!.
Good points but mostly basic stuff.
I was not happy, so 3 stars!
Published 12 months ago by Dinubhai


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111 of 116 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Nicely organized and clearly written. Much is relevent even if you are taking pictures with a phone!, December 20, 2013
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I like the way this book is organized, as a series of short sections each focusing (sorry) on a specific "tip". As someone who has been taking pictures for over half a century, I feel all the advice is sound and reasonably accurate. There are some subtle things where veteran photographers may take issue but none of that detracts from the overall value of this book.

Some tips you can use right away, such as "Use a Tripod" or "Get up early" (I changed the working of that second tip). Some tips, like "Learn the transformational nature of light", will take a bit longer, perhaps a lifetime to use effectively. While other tips, such as "Become proficient with image editing software", will require additional study. Regardless, when done with the book you have at a minimum a mental checklist to improve your pictures.

Another key aspect to the book I like is that while many of the tips deal with the camera and related equipment, there is also a lot of advice about composition, light, and working with subjects. All of that, a considerable portion of this book, applies to taking pictures using anything from a $5,000 dSLR to the cell phone you might be using right now to read this review.

Even after a lifetime of photography, I consider this a worthwhile investment and expect you will too.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Overview of the most important photo tips that will help you instantly improve your photographic skills, December 23, 2013
This review is from: Lonely Planet's Best Ever Photography Tips (Paperback)
"Lonely Planet's Best Ever Photography Tips" by Richard l'Anson is well done book full of photography tips that can help you becoming a better photographer instead of buying a new camera.

The long-known fact is that you can learn to photograph and impress your audience even if you have equipment that is almost worthless, while on the other hand the most advanced equipment in the hands of someone who doesn't know won't make great pictures, but the picture will be even worse than if you took them with a pocket camera.

It's often amazing how the simplest advices that can be learned about lighting, object positioning, backlight, time of day in which the photographs are looking best, aperture and some other, the vast majority of people don't know, although it would take them about ten minutes to learn them - as result their photos would be improved, literally immediately.
In this sense publication of this nicely designed, informative and handy booklet that can be read once and then always carry with you to be reminded is great.
The author on one place gathered the most important information that will help you making better photographs and learn to make better use of equipment that is at your disposal.

He will advise you about choosing correct equipment and adequate accessories such as lens and tripods, introduce to the terms of exposure, ISO and depth of field, teach you how to avoid blur and choose right file format for you, how to position your objects following the rule of thirds.
What I especially liked about this book was author's emphasis that good photographers are becoming good due to constant practice.

And for all these reasons, especially if you don't already have one of similar books, "Lonely Planet's Best Ever Photography Tips" can be fully recommended - at one place, on its just over 150 pages it provides an overview of the most important photo tips that will help you instantly improve your photographic skills.

Of course, don't expect to immediately become a pro, but for that you don't need great equipment, but lots and lots of practice.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice little book of tips for beginner photographers., January 9, 2014
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Gave this to my girlfriend with her new DSLR for christmas, and she immediately found several "tips" that she recognized and was interested in. She is a beginner DSLR user and the book is nice and compact so it fits in her camera bag.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Basic info only, January 23, 2014
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This looks like a small book printed in 1960's!.
Good points but mostly basic stuff.
I was not happy, so 3 stars!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good list of basics, January 15, 2014
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A good summary of best practices, but a bit overwhelming- 45 different suggestions are hard to keep in mind. Best advice was yo practice with your camera by walking around the neighborhood.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Cool little book, February 9, 2014
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Bought this on a whim because it looked like a nice reference, and could be easily carried around. Not the least bit disappointed!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great tips, February 7, 2014
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Gonna use this with my photo kids to give them some help that they can easily remember. Thanks a lot!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars great for beginners, ok for advanced photographers., July 20, 2014
if you haven't read a lot of photography books or you are a beginner this is a compact set of tips which will help you make better images on your next trip.

If you are an advanced photographer, it will be a good refresher course for you.

I didn't disagree with any of their suggestions and some of them are great reminders.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Its nice, June 18, 2014
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Its interesting and you can find nice tips, but in general, some parts like lens, flash, focus... are basic or to beginners
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5.0 out of 5 stars ,Very helpful product., May 3, 2014
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This product covers some of the simple basic guidelines for an amateur who wants to develop skills making snapshots into professional looking photos.
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Lonely Planet's Best Ever Photography Tips by Richard I'Anson (Paperback - November 1, 2013)
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