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Photography 6th Edition
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Top Customer Reviews
Some of the things covered include cameras, lenses, exposure, film, and darkroom. The index is well done and makes using this book as a reference easy; there are lots of good photos that illustrate what's being explained. (What would be the point in buying a photography book without lots of photos, after all??)
This is the book that got me started, and I can't imagine not having it. My only complaint, if I have to have one, is that I can't seem to keep it on my shelf -- all my friends are always wanting to borrow it!
However, the camel's back has finally broken at the current 74 (!) dollar paperback price.
I cannot justify asking intro students to pay this much.
I will find a suitable, less expensive alternative. The price difference will be best spent on film.
This book has everything you need to know about photography, from discussing the various types of cameras to lighting and metering techniques to how to develop and print your own film. It is well organized and easy to understand. It is written so a beginner will have no trouble with it, but with enough information to get you to a pretty advanced stage. What more could you ask for?
The book generalised photography and yet does not skimp on any topics, there's just enough for one to know about any form of photography and that's the good thing about it. It links all aspects of photography together and makes one appreciates other forms of photography not previously explored.
It helps to get specialised books to further enhance specific topics, like John Shaw's Profrssional Field Techniques, Landscape Photography; Jim Zuckerman Natural Light Photography; Another excellent book on general photo techniques is Lee Frost's A-Z of Creative Photography. There are many other great photography books that I keep, for reference and leisure reading.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great book. I have to use it for my photography class and even being a little outdated I'm to understand the basics and some more advance stuff of the photography world.Published on March 22, 2014 by Jean Almodovar
great college book, was needed for a class, the book is exactly what we needed at an excellent price, if you are in need of this book, I would recommend this for your class.Published on September 5, 2013 by Emerald
this book has very small print and is full of information. i'm not sure yet how it is presented as looking thru it is overwhelming. Read morePublished on September 27, 2011 by kb
This has many insights useful for photographers at all levels. But it's a bit dated; a significant portion of the book covers film and how film is processed. Read morePublished on August 9, 2011 by Hobopoet
If you want to learn very simple to relatively complex photographic techniques, this is a very good book for that. It is especially good if you are still into developing film. Read morePublished on April 7, 2010 by R. New
I bought this book and carry it with me in my briefcase. I am so impress with all the clear complete information in the book that I have purchased a second book to keep in the... Read morePublished on February 20, 2009 by Joseph Pica