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Old Aug 14, 2008, 8:30 PM   #1
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i just got my nikon d40 and need some education in the art of photography. my main problem is that i do not know exactly what certain settings (iso, aperture, etc) are used for and how i should alter them depending on the picture i want t achieve. so... what do you suggest is the best/ most comprehensive photography book out there to educate me?? (a simple book that has many photo examples would be very good).. thanks for then help


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Old Aug 14, 2008, 8:50 PM   #2
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Try your local library. Read the first couple of pages a book, and if it says things in a way you can understand them, check it out. If not, put it away and try another.

Best of all, it's free. And if you find one you really like, you can go to Borders, or Amazon.com, or bn.com and buy it so you'll always have it.
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Old Aug 14, 2008, 9:22 PM   #3
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I agree with TCav, and would add that a single "best book" simply does not exist, esp a beginner's book. You are on the right track in looking for a book with examples. A good puzzle at all levels of photography is looking at an image and trying to figure out how it was done.
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Old Aug 14, 2008, 10:28 PM   #4
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any suggestion????
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Understanding Exposure by Peterson is a pretty easy read with examples.

You can google for online tutorials like:

http://www.cambridgeincolour.com/tutorials.htm




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Old Aug 15, 2008, 8:31 AM   #6
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does anywhere offer and one day classes??
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Old Aug 15, 2008, 10:02 AM   #7
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You could try some of the online tutorials at:

http://www1.nikonusa.com/slrlearningcenter/index.php
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