Understanding Exposure: How to Shoot Great Photographs with a Film Or Digital Camera

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Amphoto Books, 2004 - Photography - 160 pages
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More than 100 vivid, graphic comparison pictures illustrate every point in this revised classic and can help any photographer maximize the creative impact of his or her exposure decisions. Peterson stresses the importance of metering the subject for a starting exposure, and then explains how to use various exposure meters and different kinds of lighting. The book contains lessons on each element of the exposure-aperature, shutter speed, iso-and how it relates to the other two in terms of depth of field, freezing and blurring action, and shooting in low light or at night. A section on special techniques explores such options as deliberate under- and overexposures, how to produce double exposures, bracketing, shooting the moon, and the use of filters.Understanding Exposuredemonstrates that there are always creative choices about how to expose a picture-and that the decision is up to the photographer, not the camera. "Highly recommended."--Washington Times Previous edition has sold more than 80,000 copies Uses side-by-side comparisons to illustrate techniques and points Includes information on exposure for digital photography Companion volume toLearning to See Creatively(0-8174-4181-6)

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A great book by one of the top photography writers. - Overstock.com
This is a very good resource for photography. - Flipkart
... simple and easy explanations. - Flipkart
Excellent book covering basics of photography. - Goodreads
THE most helpful book about photography I've ever read. - Goodreads
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Review: Understanding Exposure: How to Shoot Great Photographs with a Film or Digital Camera

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I've owned this classic photography how-to book for years and started in on it long ago, but didn't get far. A few months ago, I decided that it was time to read it from cover to cover. Without a ... Read full review

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This is a book aimed mainly at the beginner-intermediate photographer. I simply loved the book and learnt a ton from it. Why? The book is focussed on explaining the 3 elements of the photographic ... Read full review

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Bryan Peterson is the author of the best-selling Learning to See Creatively and writes a photography column "Picture Points," for Popular Photography Magazine. His many photographic awards include the Communication Arts Photography Annual (eight times), Print Magazine's Design Annual (four times), and the New York Art Directors Gold Award. He lives in Seattle and Lyon, France.

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