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This review is from: LIFE Guide to Digital Photography: Everything You Need to Shoot Like the Pros (Flexibound)
Finally, a book that puts it all together. Over the years, in my never-ending quest to snap a decent picture, I have purchased literally hundreds of books on photography. Generally speaking, these books have been a disappointment; I've always felt that there's one crucial step that I've either missed, not understood, or the author has left out. Many of my 'How-To' photography books remain half read, put down in frustration because I just don't get the concept.
In other words, those books made me feel dumb. This book doesn't.
McNally has an incredibly easy-to-read style, explaining everything from how to turn the camera on to the most advanced techniques in a very down-to-earth manner. Concepts are explained in detail, but without technical jargon. The book is also beautifully illustrated with fantastic photos that illustrate each concept perfectly. A small caption under each photo explains the F-stop, shutter speed and ISO used, which I found very helpful. The "Everything You Need To Shoot Like The Pros" part of the title is extremely accurate.
For fledgling photographers, avid hobbyists and aspiring pros, this book is an indispensable resource.