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Books, magazines . . . where is the knowledge?

HarveyMushmanHarveyMushman Registered Users Posts: 550 Major grins
edited March 17, 2004 in Cameras
I come to you in search of wisdom. If a fellow were seeking knowledge about photography, especially digital photography, where would you recommend this fellow seek it? Which book(s) do you think are informative? How about magazines? Other resources?
Tim

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    gusgus Registered Users Posts: 16,209 Major grins
    edited March 16, 2004
    Whats a book ?

    Have a butchers hook at this site

    http://dpfwiw.com/index.htm
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    pathfinderpathfinder Super Moderators Posts: 14,698 moderator
    edited March 16, 2004
    I come to you in search of wisdom. If a fellow were seeking knowledge about photography, especially digital photography, where would you recommend this fellow seek it? Which book(s) do you think are informative? How about magazines? Other resources?
    Of course the obvious - Amazon.com - look for books by Thomas Ang - he has written several - and they are about images and techniques rather than favoring a specific camera. He was a photographer before shooting digital too. Amphoto is a publisher of many books on photography as well.

    The Web is a great source also try http://www.normankoren.com/ - Norm Koren is an engineer so he knows the hard science side of digital photgraphy very well, but also has a nice artistic eye. Also look at the Luminous Landscape even if you have no interest in landscapes - Michael Reichman offers a GREAT resource for digital photographers at http://www.luminous-landscape.com/ - If you read everything on his site it gives a great background for the digital photographer of any stripe. Both of these sites also offer link pages to other sites of interest as well.

    When you have finished all of the above, and written a 10 page report, come back and I will give you some more ( just kidding of courseLaughing.gif) Have fun - ther is a ton of stuff out there - much of it for free or minimal cost.
    Pathfinder - www.pathfinder.smugmug.com

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    wxwaxwxwax Registered Users Posts: 15,471 Major grins
    edited March 17, 2004
    Tim,

    Here are a couple that I picked up, and later learned were highly regarded. (Pic are links)


    Photographic Composition
    Tom Grill, Mark Scanlon
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    The Zone System for 35mm Photographers
    Carson Graves
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    And one I haven't yet read:

    The Complete Guide to Night and Low Light Photography
    Lee Frost
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    Sid.
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    HarveyMushmanHarveyMushman Registered Users Posts: 550 Major grins
    edited March 17, 2004
    Thanks for the tips, links, and book recommendations. I'll check 'em out. Sid, those books look interesting.
    Tim
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    pathfinderpathfinder Super Moderators Posts: 14,698 moderator
    edited March 17, 2004
    I come to you in search of wisdom. If a fellow were seeking knowledge about photography, especially digital photography, where would you recommend this fellow seek it? Which book(s) do you think are informative? How about magazines? Other resources?
    Ken Rockwell has a whole list of books here http://www.kenrockwell.com/tech/books.htm

    He also mentions the Scanlon book on composition which Sid mentioned and I am currently reading......lickout.gif
    Pathfinder - www.pathfinder.smugmug.com

    Moderator of the Technique Forum and Finishing School on Dgrin
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