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Old Jan 13, 2003, 8:40 PM   #1
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Hi all: I received, as a gift, a Canon Powershot G2 for Christmas. I believe I am in over my head with this camera and digital photography in general. Could someone kindly recommend a book on digital photography? Thanks. Paula
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Old Jan 13, 2003, 10:30 PM   #2
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The best book on digital photography is the manual that came with your camera.

Go to your local library and browse through the photo books. f/stops, shutter speed, and many other issues are the same for digital as chemical photography. Look at the books by the masters - Adams, Weston, ... Those books have some of the best photos ever made used as illustrations.

Most important - pratice. One of the joys of digital photograhy is that you don't have to talk to your bank manager before shooting a few thousand pictures. Shoot the same thing in or near your house and learn how to do it better. Make that boring wall interesting.
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Old Jan 14, 2003, 12:20 AM   #3
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Dennis Curtin has an excellent Canon G2 book:


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Old Jan 14, 2003, 1:15 AM   #4
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Good Golly Miss Molley !

I couldnt resist mentioning this song from the 50's......by Little Richard

Good luck on the G2, you will be flying in no time a'tall !

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