Thursday, December 1, 2011

Digital Photography Book Review and Giveaway

Digital Photography: A Basic Manual
By: Henry Horenstein



Book Description:
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.

I love taking pictures! I love using a digital camera as you can usually tell if you get a good picture or not. Sometimes, though, I don't always get the best quality and I often wondered if it was me not knowing how to use my camera or my camera not performing that good. After reading this book, I know that it was a combination of my picture taking technique and my camera.

This book provides an entire step-by-step course on today's digital workflow. You get the essential information about exposure controls, shutter speed, subject lightening and more. Among the many things you will learn how to choose a camera that's perfect for you. (Which is great knowing that my daughter wants a new camera for Christmas.) Also, you learn tips and technique about when and how to use the manual settings and also you learn how to troubleshoot and solve problems in image making, editing and printing. This book is very helpful and is easy to understand. I think that the newest camera users and even those advanced would love this very useful guide.


Buy it!
You can purchase this book from Hatchette Book Group.

Or on Amazon.

Or Win it!!! The Hatchette Book Group has offered Two of my lucky readers a copy of Digital Photography Book.

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**Disclosure: I received this book free of charge from the Hatchette Book Group for the purpose of this review. This is my honest thoughts and opinion.**

28 comments:

Tore said...

This book would be for my husband if I win it. He loves taking pictures. Please enter me in contest. Tore923@aol.com

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moonsword said...

My favorite tip is always diffuse your lighting. Either use a professional diffuser or just create a shield between your light source and your object using a piece of white paper or white sheet, something that will soften the light so there are no harsh reflections.
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Valerie Taylor Mabrey said...

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