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Old Jun 13, 2005, 10:29 AM   #1
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Would anyone recommend either of these books?

'A Short Course in Canon EOS 20D Photography' by Dennis Curtan

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'Magic Lantern Guides: Canon EOS 20D' by Rob Sheppard
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Old Jun 15, 2005, 12:52 PM   #2
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If you look here:

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/se...252846-3272702

You'll see these books have gotten very mixed reviews.
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I think they are both use less. It is better to read a photo compostion book, and the 20D manuel. So I recommend go to the library in your area and check out a basic photography book. read it and have your 20d model near by
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Matthew has the right idea. Reading the manual and reviewing sites like this and DPReview and simply taking a lot of pictures will do as much or more than paying $15-$25 more on a book that's probably less informative. If you feel the urge to spend more in a book, invest in one on photography in general and do some reading on composition and exposure technique- subjects that will actually make a difference in your shots.
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matthew2000tx wrote:
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I think they are both use less. It is better to read a photo compostion book, and the 20D manuel. So I recommend go to the library in your area and check out a basic photography book. read it and have your 20d model near by


See if you can get this book from the library.

"digital photographer's Handbook" BY: Tom Ang (DK Publishing)(London UK)
Covers film too.

After you see it you will want to buy it. Tons of illustrations but by no means overly simplified. He will make you a better photographer.

I got mine copy at halfdotcom.




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