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Zeeshan0518 Apr 16, 2006 2:13 PM

Hey everyone,

Well i wanted to take my photography on to the next level (instead of just taking pictures:| and uploading them.)

Does anybody have any suggestions on books or videos that i can read/watch.

Thanks

Zee

tclune Apr 18, 2006 11:55 AM

Since no-one else has replied yet, let me give it a go.

For books on photography, I would start with two that are on-line and free. My favorite is not specifically about digital, but there's not a huge amount of difference in taking photos with a digital camera (ability to change ISO on the fly, what filters one needs -- color balance doesn't require filters with digital, for example, and. if you don't use a dSLR, using the real-time histogram -- are the differences that come to my mind). So, my first choice would be:

Camera Hobby Photography e-book by Edwin Leong, http://www.camerahobby.com/EBook-TOC.htm

My second choice would be:



Digital Photography by Dennis P. Curtin

http://209.196.177.41/

For Photoshop, on the other hand, I would go to print before going to the internet. There's lots of "tutorials" on the net, but they al seem to be of the "click this button, now press Alt-F7" variety. In print, on the other hand, there is a wonderful author, Katrin Eismann, who explains what you can do with PhotoShop (or a similar program -- you could use her book with PaintShop Pro, I think, almost as well as with PhotoShop). Instead of applying a recipe, you learn an approach to a class of problems. My favorite of her books is:

Adobe Photoshop Restoration & Retouching (3rd Edition) byKatrin Eismann and Wayne Palmer:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0321316274/ref=pd_bxgy_text_b/104-0823593-2873512?%5Fencoding=UTF8



LadyhawkVA Apr 18, 2006 2:58 PM

Bryan Peterson's Understanding Exposure is excellent.


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