"If you have been afraid to take your new camera out of AUTO mode, you won't be after reading this book." - Just in Time Book Reviews
"I have been a photographer for over fifty years and I have taught photography for about fifteen years; take it from me that this is a must read. [Young] writes in a format that is easy to understand and has the ability to take extremely complex concepts and technical issues down to a level that is easy to comprehend ..." - Jeff Ornstein
"Irrespective of whether one is aiming to buy a sophisticated camera, or already has one, this book provides a large amount of useful information in a readily digestible form. ... In view of the information contained, and the way it is usefully presented, this is a bargain." - Adrian Morant, Gadget Speak
About the Author
His mother gave him a Brownie Hawkeye camera in 1968 at the young age of 10 years and awakened a lifelong interest in capturing slices of time. Living in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains--near Great Smoky Mountains and the Blue Ridge Parkway--has given him a real concern for the natural environment and a deep interest in nature photography. You'll often find Darrell standing behind a tripod in the beautiful mountains of Tennessee and North Carolina.
Since about 2000 Darrell has been an active blogger and article writer on photographic subjects. In 2008 his first photography book was published and, since then, he has authored over a dozen books on the technical side of photography, with a special interest in helping new photographers fully understand their complex cameras so they can use them for more effective and enjoyable photography.