The Basic Book of Photography

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Plume, Aug 1, 1997 - Photography - 568 pages
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The Basic Book of Photography tells everything you need to know about cameras, lenses, flashes, filters, and other equipment. You'll also learn about lens openings (f/stops) and shutter speeds, depth of field for focus control, exposure metering systems, the elements of composition and how you can use them to create the most effective photographs, and much more. To help you make the best use of the latest methods and technologies in the photographic field, this thoroughly revised edition also covers computerized features on 35mm single-lens reflex (SLR) cameras, innovative Advanced Photo System (APS) cameras, and electronic imaging with digital cameras.

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this book is a really great intro to the majority of photography. it goes into the theory and technique that will help everyone to be a better photographer. it's largest weakness is that it offers a mere summary of digital photography. Read full review

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This substantial book, long a standard guide to photography, is so comprehensive that it serves as an excellent reference for both amateur and professional photographers. Written in a clear ... Read full review

Contents

ieatures of ShoeMount Flash 1 53
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Single Lens Reflex or Compact Camera?
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Protecting Your Camera 1
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Copyright

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Tom and Michele Grimm are photographers and freelance journalists. Tom has been an instructor of photography at University of California, Irvine and both have led photography tours and workshops. Their photographs have been published in magazines, newspapers, books and on the Internet. For 16 years, the husband-and-wife team wrote the "Trip of the Week" column for the Los Angeles Times, anthologized in Away For The Weekend, Southern California: Great Getaways Less Than 250 Miles From Los Angeles (3rd rev. and updated ed., 1993). They are the authors and illustrators of several other books, including best-sellers The Basic Book of Photography (4th ed., 1997) and The Basic Darkroom Book (rev. ed., 1986), and were contributors in the 1970's to children's books by author June Behrens with titles such as What Is A Seal? (1975), about homonyms.

Tom and Michele Grimm are photographers and freelance journalists. Tom has been an instructor of photography at University of California, Irvine and both have led photography tours and workshops. Their photographs have been published in magazines, newspapers, books and on the Internet. For 16 years, the husband-and-wife team wrote the "Trip of the Week" column for the Los Angeles Times, anthologized in Away For The Weekend, Southern California: Great Getaways Less Than 250 Miles From Los Angeles (3rd rev. and updated ed., 1993). They are the authors and illustrators of several other books, including best-sellers The Basic Book of Photography (4th ed., 1997) and The Basic Darkroom Book (rev. ed., 1986), and were contributors in the 1970's to children's books by author June Behrens with titles such as What Is A Seal? (1975), about homonyms.

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