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Tony Northrup's DSLR Book: How to Create Stunning Digital Photography Kindle Edition

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About the Author

Award-winning author and photographer Tony Northrup has published more than 30 how-to books and sold more than a million copies around the world. His photos have been featured on magazine covers, book covers, CD covers, TV shows, calendars, and much more. Tony studied photography at the New England School of Photography and the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. He runs a stock and portrait photography business with his family, Chelsea and Madelyn, out of his home studio in Waterford, CT. He shoots travel and nature photography everywhere he goes.

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  • File Size: 13733 KB
  • Print Length: 241 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Mason Press; 1 edition (December 11, 2011)
  • Publication Date: December 11, 2011
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006KY2VZ2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,110 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Award-winning author & photographer Tony Northrup has published more than 30 educational books. Among other titles, Tony is author of Stunning Digital Photography and Windows 8 Inside Out. As a photographer, Tony's work has been published worldwide on magazine, book, and CD covers, and everywhere from Velveeta to Viagra ads. Tony lives in Waterford, CT with his wife and daughter.

You can learn more about Tony by subscribing to his videos at https://www.youtube.com/vistaclues, liking his Facebook photography page at http://www.facebook.com/NorthrupPhotography, following him on Twitter (@TonyNorthrup), viewing his photography portfolio at www.northrupphotography.com, or emailing him at tony@northrup.org.

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155 of 163 people found the following review helpful By planetregin on April 18, 2012
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Well, it's been almost 3 years since I got this book and it's been a great journey. Couple of updates:
- Love the fact that this e-book is with me all the time. Whenever I need to check or read up on something I can pull it up on the Kindle (which I rarely use), or on my desktop PC or even on the phone while traveling (with the kindle reader apps). The latest and greatest updated version of this book just flows through to the device of your choice instantly. I love that aspect and it really helps to fine tune your photography at leisure or whenever that great light and fantastic place happens and you just have to click, but wished you could check on some particular info.
- The Facebook group for SDP has really grown by leaps and bounds in terms of quality as well as quantity. Lots of actually 'stunning' images are posted there everyday and get feedback from the active community which has photographers of all skill and equipment levels. Also there are weekly monthly challenges at times.
- Recently in the Facebook group, I have been seeing many updates from readers about their pictures being published in magazines and they thank this book for helping them. Personally, that to me feels like the kind of the highest acknowledgement for this book and author.
- There is also a separate website for this book. It's free for anyone who has purchased the book and is a great community to post your pictures, get feedback and also get some 'inside information' from the SDP world.
- The authors have a fun and interactive live web session once in a while where they give updates happening in the photography world and also they provide comments and advice on photos posted by readers.
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127 of 135 people found the following review helpful By J. Urie on August 9, 2012
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I have recently purchased a Nikon 3100 and bought the corresponding "dummies" book, which about matches my photography expertise. So, now I know how to use my new camera....right? Nope. Now I need education on how to take photographs with my fancy new toy so that they look better than my iPhone snapshots. Enter Tony's book. Since there are a ton of reviews on the paper version, you can pretty much figure out that the content is excellent. I will focus on the electronic version.

First of all, this is a great book in any form--hard copy or ebook. However, as far as I can tell, there are a bunch of great paper books out there on DSLR photography. When I downloaded the Kindle sample and read through it, I knew that the ebook format was the way to go.

I've owned a Kindle since version 1, and now own the Fire. Tony's book should be a primer on how to properly create an ebook. The embedded links and videos, as well as the ability to grab the sample photos and enlarge for detailed study (need an Internet connection for the latter two items) is invaluable to rank photography newbs like me. The videos are top-notch and contain many side-by-side examples of how pictures are improved when applying the techniques that are covered in the video. The videos are stuck in the appropriate place in the book, which leads to excellent learning flow as you build on the lessons. The experiences on the Kindle Fire and the iPad and PC Kindle apps are equally excellent.

Tony has indicated that he plans on improving and updating the ebook contents, which all buyers will be able to download as they become available. This is a refreshing change to the "quick scan, make a buck and forget" mentality that the big publishers follow.
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79 of 85 people found the following review helpful By TheMomReview on April 23, 2013
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I cannot say enough good things about this book.

I have been wanting to get better at photography for awhile, but was kind of hopping around between online tutorials and tips here and there, and didn't feel I was making a lot of progress. I decided to purchase this book to make sure that I had everything in an organized manner... and I'm so glad that I did!

The book starts at the beginning and moves through all the basic elements of photography, covering things like quick tips, composition, depth of field, lighting, etc. (Aperture, ISO, Shutter Speed, Camera Equipment, etc. are all covered.) After learning the basics, the book has later chapters that have detailed ideas for Portraits, landscapes, macro photography, photographing animals, weddings, night photography, underwater photography, HDR techniques, and more.

I am a natural editor, and I can't stand to read books that have a lot of "fluff," where I am constantly trying to fix the book in my mind. While this book has quite a bit of content, it is written so that every word counts. As you read it, you never feel like you're wasting your time. Each sentence is informative and interesting and occasionally funny.

The book is illustrated with lovely, original pictures and examples that really illustrate the principle being taught.

However, probably the best part is the VIDEOS. As you read, there are 3 hours worth of video illustrating and reinforcing each concept being taught. It almost feels like an online course. And when you combine the fact that purchase of the book gives you access to Tony's Facebook page where people including Tony and Chelsea give tips and techniques, this book is an incredible value. It is almost like taking a photography course, but so much cheaper!
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Status "Pending"?
I'm the author of this book, and I'm sorry you had that problem. I can't help you troubleshoot the problem with the Kindle Fire, as that's in Amazon's court. However, if you send me an e-mail (tony@northrup.org) I'll provide you the ebook file with instructions to copy it directly to your Fire.
Mar 12, 2012 by Tony Northrup |  See all 4 posts
Would this book be helpful for a non-DSLR camera?
Bump. This is an excellent question, and it's sad that it hasn't been answered after almost a year. I think I'm going to buy the book anyways, because the topic list seems as if it wouldn't be DSLR-specific (things like aperture, exposure, etc., apply to any camera) and it has ridiculously good... Read More
Jun 18, 2015 by C. Pratt |  See all 2 posts
Free Kindle Updates?
If you get an answer to this question, please share. I bought the Kindle version solely based on the ability to update. After my purchase, I can't get the updates, or a straight answer. The first email I got from the author says "if you buy the Kindle version direct from Amazon, you don't... Read More
Jan 16, 2015 by Jenny G |  See all 12 posts
Mirrorless cameras
Definitely! I accommodate any type of interchangeable lens camera, and I specifically love the EM-10. Enjoy!
Jul 26, 2014 by Tony Northrup |  See all 3 posts
Similar benefits for printed version?
Hawaiiartist, yes you will have access to the videos, each video is accessible via a QR-code in the book which you can scan using your phone or iPad and that will take you to the video. The only thing I believe you won't get is the updates, but videos, access to the community and facebook group,... Read More
May 4, 2014 by Erkki Alvenmod |  See all 2 posts
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