Jan 312014


Digital Photography: A Basic Manual by Henry Horenstein

Paperback: 240 pages
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company; 1 edition (November 2, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0316020745
ISBN-13: 978-0316020749

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.

I wanted to read this book because the instructional dvd that came with my DSLR isn’t clear enough for me to “get it”. The man holding the camera and pointing to the different settings has his hand in the way most of the time so I can’t even see what he’s talking about.

I thought this was a great book for anyone wanting to learn about digital photography. There are clear instuctions, diagrams and photos to help you get a good understanding of what you’re reading.

There are chapters are:
Getting Started
Digital Capture
Camera Lens
The Shutter
Camera Exposure
Subject Lighting
Image Editing
Printing & Other Output

I learned terms that I’ve never heard of before like burning and dodging & histogram. I plan on putting this book in my camera bag so that it will be handy whenever I need it.

This was definitely a good introduction to digital photography because it is easy to follow. The only thing I would have liked better would be for the print to be slightly larger.

This was book four, and the last of the books I read for the New Year’s Resolution Reading Challenge, hosted by Joy @ Joy’s Book Blog

 Posted by at 12:05 AM

  5 Responses to “Review: Digital Photography: A Basic Manual by Henry Horenstein”

  1. Yay for completing your New Year’s Resolution Reading Challenge!

    This sounds like a great book. Learning about the histogram and what to do with it while taking photos made a big difference in my photography. Have fun with your camera!

  2. I came right in under the wire, but at least I got it done! And thanks for the challenge, otherwise I may have never read the 4 books I chose!

  3. This sounds quite good! However, I’ve got a few photography books which I should probably read before I get any more 🙂

  4. Hi Vicki,

    All I need is a bit more hand / eye co-ordination and a better pair of specs!

    Things can look great through the lens, but I swear that everyone or everything moves in those milliseconds before I push the shutter button …. REALLY!

    Whatever gremlins are at work, all my pictures have the subject matter pushed over to one side of the screen, but I get some great background shots!

    I’m not sure that even this book can help me!

    Glad you are finding the book useful and look forward to seeing some of those professional quality photographs.


  5. Yvonne~ you crack me up!

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