- File Size: 8216 KB
- Print Length: 230 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: On Target Publishing (September 22, 2012)
- Publication Date: September 22, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B009FMI3JO
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- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #138,969 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
50 Keys To Better Photography! (On Target Photo Training Book 23) Kindle Edition
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This book is based on "On Target Photo Training" newsletter written by the author. This book combined daily writings and this is probably why some information is repeated multiple times, as in a newsletter the author might want to re-enforce some of his favorite points in multiple publication. However the repetitions were not edited out in the book that combines the all publications.
A lot of the tips in the first half of the book are very basic, useful for beginner but a bit boring for someone with a little bit of experience. The second half, I thought, was more interesting and addressed a wider audience not just beginners. Many of the photos included in the book are very nice, I would have liked to hear more about each photo - how it was taken, how it was edit in Photoshop, how it was cropped to achieve better composition.
My favorite tip? Reversible center column tripod.
Ali Julia review
I particularly liked his explanation that you need to get your camera and follow his directions during multiple shoots to master a techniqe and then go on to the next one. Great photographers are not born but made through study, trial and error and "outside the box thinking" Kudos sir to a great book
Today was a "field trip" of sorts to practice a few of the tips from this book. I went to the LA Arboretum for the first time. I set my camera on the "A" setting or Aperture Priority Auto Mode. I'm determined to learn all of the bells and whistles that my camera has. I played with the f-stop setting and was very excited when I got shots of the waterfall ... this was an excellent exercise! I have a picture of the water in that lovely soft cotton candy look and another with the water fall very clear.
If you want to be a better photographer, the tips in this book are easy and do help! Next week to another location to master a different function on my camera.
I really wish the author had chosen a different style of writing. It really reads like a rant against all the amateurs out there who have no idea of what they are doing. My favorite one was the one about keeping a shot notebook. The author repeats himself so many times on this subject and admits that only 1% of the readers are going to follow his instructions. In the days of digital photography, where a wealth of metadata is captured with every shot, the value of such a notebook is much lower than implied.
For the beginner, who just received their first DSLR camera and who wants to really learn how to have fantastic shots using the settings, not just the green auto box, these books are perfect. Dan starts at a basic level and walks through the theory and the how to so you know not only what you are doing, but why you are doing it.
A key to taking good steady shots is a stable foundation (how you place your feet). These books give the photographer a steady foundation of knowledge and know how on which to build beautiful photography.
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