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Old Feb 9, 2007, 11:05 PM   #1
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Are there any good books out there that you guys have read. I need to start off w/ the basics. I went to borders but there are to many selections.
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Old Feb 10, 2007, 2:14 AM   #2
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one good one is "Understanding Exposure" by Bryan Peterson, Amphoto Books. Be sure it is the revised edition. Another pretty good one is also published by Amphoto call Creative Digital Photography, by George Schaub.
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Old Feb 11, 2007, 9:59 AM   #3
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Are there any good books out there that you guys have read. I need to start off w/ the basics. I went to borders but there are to many selections.
I prefer to read online, so I can't reccomend any good books, however there are tons of sites out there that will help you heres one to get you started.

http://photonotes.org/articles/beginner-faq/

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be sure to checkout this canon site:
http://www.canon.co.jp/Imaging/enjoydslr/index.html

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Old Feb 15, 2007, 8:57 PM   #5
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A couple that I've found relevant and easy-to-read:

The Digital Photography Book (Scott Kelby) http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/032...486083-3627069

The Betterphoto Guide to Digital Photography (Jim Miotke)
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/081...486083-3627069

Also, for an improvement over the Canon user guide, try:
Canon EOS Digital Rebel Digital Field Guide (Charlotte Lowrie)
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/076...486083-3627069

The Kelby book is focused on a bunch of practical "tips" that you can use for various tasks. Each page is basically set up as one tip/trick.
The Miotke book does a better job (IMO) on the overall concepts, like light, composition, depth of field, etc.
The two books really complement each other. I would recommend you read the Miotke book cover-to-cover first, then skim through the Kelby book for ideas on how to improve your results.

The Lowrie book, while not as strong as the other two, is focused more on the how-to side of the Digital Rebel, so it's a good bridge from Miotke's concepts to knowing how, for example, to adjust white balance.

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