Starting Photography: A Guide to Better Pictures for Film and Digital Camera Users

Starting Photography: A Guide to Better Pictures for Film and Digital Camera Users

by Philip Andrews, Michael Langford
     
 
If you are serious about learning photography this is the book needed to get started.

This authoritative classic, written by a leading international photography writer and lecturer has been updated by successful photographer, lecturer and best-selling Photoshop Elements author, Philip Andrews.

Benefit from his

Overview

If you are serious about learning photography this is the book needed to get started.

This authoritative classic, written by a leading international photography writer and lecturer has been updated by successful photographer, lecturer and best-selling Photoshop Elements author, Philip Andrews.

Benefit from his skill, experience and knowledge quickly as you learn how to use photography creatively, from scratch. All the fundamental basics are covered: how to select and compose a good picture; how different cameras operate, whether film or digital; how to use the camera's controls - shutter speed, focus, zoom, flash etc; advice on how best to tackle different subjects - people, places, animals, landscapes, or close-ups, as well as invaluable scanner and printing techniques.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"...there is a lot of technical information that will give you a good grounding in photography, covering both traditional darkroom techniques and digital methods. Projects allow further exploration of themes and are a good way of extending your mastery of the camera." - Amateur Photographer

"Diagrams and photographs demystify information, helping the book strike a balance between technical details and shooting advice, and helpfully it doesn't talk down to the reader...The scope of information and the reasonable price ensures this is recommended." - What Digital Camera


"at last there is an introductory book that I can unreservedly recommend to friends, students and others who are in any way interested in the basics of photography and digital photography.”

Sidney Ray, Senior Lecturer in Digital and Photographic Imaging, University of Westminster, photographer and Imaging Consultant.


On the previous edition:
"Whether you're completely new to photography or someone who already has some experience, but who needs to gain a deeper understanding in order to improve their ability and results, this book is for you...the book is an easy and informative read that's packed with hints tips, ideas and inspiration, making it ideal for beginners and the more experienced alike, in fact anyone who has never studied photography formally (and some that have) will benefit from reading this book."
MC Rebbe, www.thetechnofile.com

Amazon.com reviews of previous edition:

"For a first in photography you really couldn't ask for more. Michael Langford guides you round the jargon with ease and will soon have you talking like a professional! With the added bonus that you'll actually understand it! He covers everything you'd need to know in an easy to read style. Including projects to do easy enough for total beginner or the more serious amateur. You don't need a high tech camera to follow either there is something for everyone. The book only lost one point with me because I felt the chapters weren't well enough defined. Recommended to all!”

"I would recommend this to anyone wishing to start photography or develop their knowledge. Michael Langford guides you through photography jargon and explains digital, APS and SLR cameras with ease. Including projects for practical starting points easy enough for a total beginner with only a disposable camera or professionals with the latest stuff! The book covers using your first camera, lighting, trouble shooting, effects, working indoor and outdoors and briefly about making your own dark room. It is a comprehensible guide which doesn't cost a packet! A definite thumbs up!”

Amazon.co.uk reviews of previous edition:

"I brought this book to aid my A-level photography course; I have found it very helpful. It explains everything clearly using text and diagrams. It would be a great asset to any photographer but especially useful to beginners.”

"As a tutor in photography, this book offers my students a sound basis for their learning and understanding of the medium. It acts as a great reference guide which they can carry in their camera bags at all times. The visual examples are interesting and inspiring; exactly what the new photographer needs.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780240519678
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
03/28/2005
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
306
Product dimensions:
7.44(w) x 9.64(h) x 0.66(d)

Meet the Author

Philip Andrews is Adobe Australia's official Photoshop and Elements Ambassador. He is an experienced photographer, author, magazine editor and online course creator. He was previously a lecturer at the Queensland School of Printing and Graphic Arts, Australia and Nescot, England. He is a beta tester for Photoshop, an alpha tester for Photoshop Elements and a Photoshop specialist demonstrator for Adobe Australia. Contributing numerous articles and videos to AdobeTV and the inspirational browser, Philip is a leading source in adobe information and instruction.
Philip is also co-founder of photo-college.com an online photography training college. He's a regular contributor to several magazines including Shutterbug, Amateur Photographer, Australian Photography and Better Photography, he is senior contributing editor for Better Digital, columnist for What Digital Camera and Co-editor and publisher of Better Photoshop Techniques magazine.

Michael Langford, renowned author, teacher, and practitioner, is a legend because of his skill that balanced art and technique. He inspired and taught thousands. As Photography Course Director at the Royal College of Art, London, UK, his key involvement with photography courses and exams set the standard worldwide.

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