Digital Photography: A Basic Manual by Henry Horenstein
Paperback: 240 pages
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company; 1 edition (November 2, 2011)
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:
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.