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Old Apr 29, 2003, 9:55 AM   #1
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Is there one or more books that are recommended on basic subjects such as lighting, exposure, composition, etc.?

My local shop recommended Existing Lighting by Kodak (4th ed.). I may also pick up a book that appears useful called Basic Photography by Langford (7th ed.).

I've just started using a Canon A70 I picked up two weeks ago and want to take better pictures. With my A70, I have the option of full manual controls (shutter speed, aperature, ISO 50-400, etc.). The only camera I've owned before has been a low-end point and shoot 35 mm zoom.

BTW, I am very happy with this camera. I've experienced none of the complaints that are occassionally voiced about the A70. It focuses perfectly in pitch black. Indoor shots w/o a flash are perfect (if I use a tripod for slow shutter speeds). Some pics are a bit soft, but (1)I tend to like this, and (2) I can make it sharper on the supplied software.

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Old Apr 29, 2003, 4:43 PM   #2
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They have great digi-photography books.

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Old May 2, 2003, 6:46 AM   #3
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Old May 2, 2003, 9:35 PM   #4
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Click on any article by KUMON YASUSHI

Lots of great information. Better than any course or book I've read. The translation is whimsical but that gives it charm. I'm downloading the articles & printing them out bit by bit.

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