Understanding basic photography-what book?

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I have been using my digital camera (Fuji 4900Z) for a year mainly in the
automatic mode and now want to start using it in other modes and have been
trying to learn by reading the messages in this news group. I have learnt
but still have a poor general understanding. Could some one recommend a book
which would help me
Blair
 
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There are quite a number of tutorials on the web for free. If you search
www.dpreview.com you'll find some.




"Blair" <darrach@coille.com> wrote in message
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>I have been using my digital camera (Fuji 4900Z) for a year mainly in the
> automatic mode and now want to start using it in other modes and have been
> trying to learn by reading the messages in this news group. I have learnt
> but still have a poor general understanding. Could some one recommend a
> book
> which would help me
> Blair
>
>
 
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HP Books in the 80's used to publish a series of 8x10 softbound books
on individual brands of cameras. For example, I have in my library a
book on the 'How to Select and Use Olympus SLR Cameras' by Carl
Shipman. While the books go into detail on use of several models, they
are superb for their information on exposure controls and their
effects, exposure metering, viewing and focusing, how to use flash,
getting acquainted with lenses, and a variety of 'specialty' things
like close up and macro. You can probably find some of these books at
garage sales or flea markets at bargain prices!
 

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Blair wrote:
> I have been using my digital camera (Fuji 4900Z) for a year mainly in the
> automatic mode and now want to start using it in other modes and have been
> trying to learn by reading the messages in this news group. I have learnt
> but still have a poor general understanding. Could some one recommend a book
> which would help me

Bryan Peterson's _Understanding Exposure_ is excellent. It teaches you
the relationship between aperture, shutter speed and ISO with lots of
practical examples.

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0817463003/
 
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"Blob" <blob@gloop.ooze> wrote in message
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> Blair wrote:
>> I have been using my digital camera (Fuji 4900Z) for a year mainly in the
>> automatic mode and now want to start using it in other modes and have
>> been
>> trying to learn by reading the messages in this news group. I have learnt
>> but still have a poor general understanding. Could some one recommend a
>> book
>> which would help me
>
> Bryan Peterson's _Understanding Exposure_ is excellent. It teaches you the
> relationship between aperture, shutter speed and ISO with lots of
> practical examples.

I agree and it sure is readable.
 

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"Blair" <darrach@coille.com> wrote in message
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>I have been using my digital camera (Fuji 4900Z) for a year mainly in the
> automatic mode and now want to start using it in other modes and have been
> trying to learn by reading the messages in this news group. I have learnt
> but still have a poor general understanding. Could some one recommend a
> book
> which would help me
> Blair
>


GREAT site here: http://www.digicamhelp.com/
 

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"Moe" <kamsands@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> "Blair" <darrach@coille.com> wrote in message
> news:dd2mku$7j1$1@newsg3.svr.pol.co.uk...
> >I have been using my digital camera (Fuji 4900Z) for a year mainly in the
> > automatic mode and now want to start using it in other modes and have
been
> > trying to learn by reading the messages in this news group. I have
learnt
> > but still have a poor general understanding. Could some one recommend a
> > book
> > which would help me
> > Blair
> >
>
>
> GREAT site here: http://www.digicamhelp.com/
>
I am most grateful to all who replied. The articles on the web sites are
very good but I prefer to have a book which I can study. I will be buying
the book on "Understanding Exposure"
Again many thanks
Blair
 

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"Blair" <darrach@coille.com> wrote in message
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> "Moe" <kamsands@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:2T7Je.128718$%K2.116736@pd7tw1no...
>>
>> "Blair" <darrach@coille.com> wrote in message
>> news:dd2mku$7j1$1@newsg3.svr.pol.co.uk...
>> >I have been using my digital camera (Fuji 4900Z) for a year mainly in
>> >the
>> > automatic mode and now want to start using it in other modes and have
> been
>> > trying to learn by reading the messages in this news group. I have
> learnt
>> > but still have a poor general understanding. Could some one recommend a
>> > book
>> > which would help me
>> > Blair
>> >
>>
>>
>> GREAT site here: http://www.digicamhelp.com/
>>
> I am most grateful to all who replied. The articles on the web sites are
> very good but I prefer to have a book which I can study. I will be buying
> the book on "Understanding Exposure"
> Again many thanks
> Blair
>
>
A great "little" book here also:
http://www.digicamhelp.com/essential-top-digital-photography-tips/index.htm
 

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"Moe" <kamsands@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> "Blair" <darrach@coille.com> wrote in message
> news:dd36t4$sld$1@newsg4.svr.pol.co.uk...
> >
> > "Moe" <kamsands@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> > news:2T7Je.128718$%K2.116736@pd7tw1no...
> >>
> >> "Blair" <darrach@coille.com> wrote in message
> >> news:dd2mku$7j1$1@newsg3.svr.pol.co.uk...
> >> >I have been using my digital camera (Fuji 4900Z) for a year mainly in
> >> >the
> >> > automatic mode and now want to start using it in other modes and have
> > been
> >> > trying to learn by reading the messages in this news group. I have
> > learnt
> >> > but still have a poor general understanding. Could some one recommend
a
> >> > book
> >> > which would help me
> >> > Blair
> >> >
> >>
> >>
> >> GREAT site here: http://www.digicamhelp.com/
> >>
> > I am most grateful to all who replied. The articles on the web sites are
> > very good but I prefer to have a book which I can study. I will be
buying
> > the book on "Understanding Exposure"
> > Again many thanks
> > Blair
> >
> >
> A great "little" book here also:
>
http://www.digicamhelp.com/essential-top-digital-photography-tips/index.htm

Thanks but I am in UK and this site is the American Amazon site.
I tried to find it in the British site but no joy so I tried Google but
again got the American site.
I 've always avoided buying from American sites but perhaps I am wrong!
Do you think I should?
Blair
 
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Blair wrote:
> I have been using my digital camera (Fuji 4900Z) for a year mainly in the
> automatic mode and now want to start using it in other modes and have been
> trying to learn by reading the messages in this news group. I have learnt
> but still have a poor general understanding. Could some one recommend a book
> which would help me
> Blair
>
>

Time-Life books published a whole series on photography, a number of
volumes. One was on photography in general, one specifically on
cameras, other volumes on special aspects of photography. These were
quite popular, and many libraries have them.

Also, look or search "Focal Press", one of the big names in photo book
publishers. Many good titles.
 

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Blair wrote:
> Thanks but I am in UK and this site is the American Amazon site.
> I tried to find it in the British site but no joy so I tried Google but
> again got the American site.

Blair, try here:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/0817463003/
 

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"Blob" <blob@gloop.ooze> wrote in message
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> Blair wrote:
> > Thanks but I am in UK and this site is the American Amazon site.
> > I tried to find it in the British site but no joy so I tried Google but
> > again got the American site.
>
> Blair, try here:
> http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/0817463003/

Thanks Bob.
Blair
 
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