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Excellent in the paper form, okay for the Kindle,
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I do not take pictures for a living, but have take a photography class in college. I've used SLRs in the past and just upgraded to a Canon T2i and I was looking for a book to help me get back into thinking like a photographer. This book caught my eye in the bookstore and I checked to see if it was available in the Kindle app for the iPad. Trying to go digital in my bookshelf because of the iPad and i thought it would be better to have digital reference books with me when I am out taking pictures.
In general the book is amazing. The one thing I appreciate most is the photography assignments at the end of the chapters. This is helping me to keep focused in practicing a specific subject with my new camera. The book is laid out very nicely with great photos and helpful instruction throughout. The author focuses on photo, buy touches on video, and gives you access to two additional chapters on using the camera for film. A very nice, unexpected bonus. I think the author says it best when describing his book is that it is for those wanting to go beyond the manual. Knowing the functions of the camera is important, but putting them into practice results in amazing photos. The book focuses on the latter.
Kindle owners beware - while I rated this 5 stars for the paper version, I would have to give it a 3 for the Kindle. I am disappointed that all the photos in the book are too pixilated to be useful. If you look at the paper version the photos used as examples all have text callouts highlighting areas of the photo to consider when taking your own photo. I took a chance with the Kindle verision because I wanted a portable reference guide. Since I can't read the author's notes about the photos on the images I feel i am missing something. I plan to write the publisher and author to see if they can correct this for future readers of the Kindle version.
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Initial post: Mar 2, 2011 8:37:58 PM PST
If looking at the photos is important to you, you should try one of the Kindle for PC or Mac software. You should get the full-colored/resoultion photos on your screen.
Posted on Sep 2, 2012 8:03:26 PM PDT
I have just purchased the iPad/Kindle version of this book despite the issue mentioned (from two years ago). I'm happy to report that there are *additional photos*, scaled/cropped appropriately so that you can read the detailed notes related to each photo.
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