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The Digital Eye Paperback – March 2, 2013
From the Author
Since making the book available on Amazon, it has proven to be a popular resource for novice and intermediate digital photographers who wish to improve their skills.
I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed making it for you. Enjoy.
From the Back Cover
Yes, you can create dazzling images from the digital camera you already own.
You don't need the latest and greatest in equipment to achieve stellar photographs.
24 chapters presented in plain, simple language; written for the beginner to digital photography. Inside is the information you need to improve your digital photography and get the results you've always wanted.
This book is a compilation of articles taken from a column written by Norm Hamilton, a photographer based in Whitehorse, Yukon.
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You also learn about the author and his passion. He is not only a skilled and accomplished photographer; he is an environmentalist with an appreciation for the subjects in his photography. He doesn’t just “take pictures”, but rather tells a story with his photos and teaches you how to do the same.
Amateurs and professionals alike should get a copy of “The Digitial Eye”. It’s a great book to read cover to cover, as well as to have handy for a quick reference.
This book is great for folks like me. While there is a lot of stuff for people more skilled and interested than I am, there were quite a few tricks for me as well. For example, learning the 2/3rd rule for focus, capturing snow and creating depth in the picture, just to name a few. I put what I learnt to test with my basic camera and actually got pretty good results!
I would have liked to have seen more photos as examples, and more reference to them in the text. There were no diagrams at all and little technical information allowing a deeper understanding of the material. There was only one table, and it came straight off the internet with no reference to where it originated.
I disagreed with some of the points that were made, but these were the exception instead of the rule. Anyone who had done photography for a long time will find that there is more than one way to do things, and I don’t take significant issue with the material presented.
If you consider yourself a novice photographer I think that you will enjoy this ebook. Its divergent approach to photography will have something in it for you. It will not satiate your desire to entirely immerse yourself in any one area, but it will give you a push in the right direction.
I give the book 3 out of 5 stars.
Thank you to the author, Norm Hamilton who provided a copy of the book in exchange for a fair and honest review. A positive opinion was not required. All thoughts are my own.
A particular highlight for me was the section on snow, as it's something I've struggled with, for we don't get snow in Western Australia and the times when I have taken my camera on ski trips the results have been mixed. Now I want to book my next ski trip so I can try out some of Hamilton's tips.
Unlike other photography books I've read, this includes some very basic information on composition that tends to be overlooked in the more technical manuals. While Hamilton does include a little technical information for those who want it - in terms of lenses, manual settings on a DSLR and all - it's not overwhelming and isn't bogged down in long explanations of how or why changing given settings make a difference to the shot.
I highly recommend this - my only complaint is that it's a little short and I wished my Kindle could show the pictures in full colour, to do Hamilton's photograph examples justice.
I received a free copy of this book for an honest, non-reciprocal review.