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REVIEW: Digital Photography by Henry Horenstein (want a copy?)

Description

November 2, 2011
This thorough, concise, and easy-to-use guide to capturing digital photographs provides an entire step-by-step course for budding digital photographers. All concepts are fully illustrated with sample work by internationally renowned professionals, representing editorial work, photojournalism, and everything in between. Topics covered include essential information for both film and digital photography, such as exposure controls and shutter speed, as well as digital-specific information on image editing, printing methods, and even file storage. The first digital textbook by legendary photography teacher Henry Horenstein, Digital Photography is the best guide yet for aspiring digital photographers, essential both for photographers transitioning from film to digital and those learning the art of photography for the first time.

About the Author

Henry Horenstein is a widely published and exhibited professional photographer and the author of more than two dozen books, including the classic texts Black & White Photography and Beyond Basic Photography, and monographs such as Honky Tonk, Animalia, Show, and Close Relations. Horenstein is a professor at the Rhode Island School of Design, where he has taught for more than twenty years. He lives and works in Boston.

Details

  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company; Original edition (November 2, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0316020745
  • ISBN-13: 978-0316020749
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MY THOUGHTS
LOVED IT

Digital Photography is a wonderful way to get acquainted with your digital camera or if you plan on buying a new one, it will help you decide which is best for you. I plan on buying something more than the point and shoot that I currently own, so this book is very timely.  It explains exactly what all those numbers mean and how to get the most of your camera even if it is a point and shoot, something a lot of photography books don't mention.  It not only goes into detail about what settings to use on your point and shoot, but how to get the most out of it.  The chapter on lighting is priceless since it will help you find the best angle and light direction to get the best picture even before you click on the shutter button.

Each chapter combines graphs, diagrams and photographs to help you figure out what to do in each situation to get the best picture.  It is easy to follow and the steps are spelled out so easily that you can remember them when you don't have this guide to help you.  If you plan on buying a camera or gifting one, get a copy of this book to go along with it since it will make that gift even more valuable. 



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