Buying the Right Photo Equipment: 70 Tips from the Top

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We've all heard the saying, "Clothes make the man"; but does the photographic equipment make the photographer? One might think so when looking at new advanced cameras, dream lenses, and all the editing software out there. Others might disagree after admiring the wonderful photographs by Henri Cartier Bresson or Edward Weston, which were taken with relatively simple cameras and lenses.

The real questions to ask yourself are: What kind of images would I like to make? And what are ...

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Overview

We've all heard the saying, "Clothes make the man"; but does the photographic equipment make the photographer? One might think so when looking at new advanced cameras, dream lenses, and all the editing software out there. Others might disagree after admiring the wonderful photographs by Henri Cartier Bresson or Edward Weston, which were taken with relatively simple cameras and lenses.

The real questions to ask yourself are: What kind of images would I like to make? And what are all these things that I see advertised as indispensable photo equipment really for?

Geared toward the beginning to intermediate photographer, this book teaches about the variety of photographic tools available and what each is meant to accomplish. Learn about the benefits and drawbacks of various pieces of equipment and discover what kind of gear you need to realize your creative ambitions. The book is filled with beautiful images that illustrate how the type of equipment discussed can affect an image.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781933952840
  • Publisher: Rocky Nook
  • Publication date: 8/20/2011
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Elin Rantakrans has been a professional photographer and journalist for more than 15 years. She earned a BS in photography from Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA, and a MS in journalism from Lund University in Sweden. She has worked for various publications including the Courier-Post in New Jersey, Cairo Times and Egypt Today magazines, advertising agency Saatchi & Saatchi in Egypt, the Guardian newspaper in the UK, and the Sydsvenskan and Kvällsposten newspapers in Sweden, as well as numerous Swedish magazines. She published the book The Perfect Photo with Tobias Hagberg.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 6

Choosing a Lens 8

Filter Know-How 34

Using a Tripod to Keep Things Steady 46

The World of Flash 56

Protecting Your Gear 66

Other Useful Accessories 78

The Digital Darkroom 102

What Equipment Do the Pros Use? 122

Afterword 124

Photo Credits 125

Index 126

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