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Old Mar 28, 2004, 1:01 PM   #1
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Default Good books or videos? Opinions wanted!

I know I am positing this in probably the not-best forum, but I feel that you guys are my "family." Can you give me recommendations on good books on photography techniques, or a good learning video? I am overwhelmed by Amazon, ebay, AbeBooks, etc. and I wanted some opinions from people I "know."

I am looking for digital camera technique (not technology), general photography technique, and specific software technique (and, thanks to Gil, I will be eagerly checking my mailbox every day for my little package on generous and quick, considerate loan! )
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Old Mar 28, 2004, 4:28 PM   #2
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I don't remember what software he is sending, but for elements I recommend PS Elements By scott Kelby and the beginners guide to PS Elements. For photo tech. check out your local library.
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Old Mar 28, 2004, 4:48 PM   #3
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Ditto on Scott Kelby, though I'm familiar only with his Photoshop books. In those, he's consistently great, so I'm not surprised Rick's recommending him.
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Thanks, guys! That is one name I remember from the tangle of titles, authors, and varying reviews on all.
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Digital Photographer's Handbook Tom Ang

Complete Digital Photographer Ben Long

Complete Guide to Digital Photography Rick Sammons


PM me if you're looking for the Kelby Photoshop for Elements book. I have a copy along with another good PS Elements book that we can discuss
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Old Mar 29, 2004, 6:02 AM   #6
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Tom Ang : Digital Photographer's Handbook

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...76975?v=glance

is a good startup book to see the different aspects as a whole.
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Old Mar 29, 2004, 6:32 AM   #7
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Well, the fact that Amazon is suggesting me to

"Better Together, Buy it together with The Photoshop Book for Digital Photographers by Scott Kelby today! "

compared to what has emerged in this thread makes rather me confident that they are almost "holy books" :lol:
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Old Mar 29, 2004, 6:51 AM   #8
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Thanks, everyone! I've printed this page and will take it to all my cheap and used book sites (Nana always said, when my sister and I were fighting over who got to read a book first, "Now, Bets, Barb won't read the words off the pages, I promise." )
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go here.....a couple people posted some great books there....

http://www.stevesforums.com/phpBB2/v...122&highlight=


look for the Boyd Norton and Jim Shaw books....i borrowed them from the library and i learned a ton!

it is about basic photographic technique......

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Old Mar 29, 2004, 10:59 AM   #10
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Thank you, LGP! I will check that out if I get to take a lunch today...
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