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Old May 30, 2011, 12:19 PM   #1
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I am about to make a gift of my current Panasonic G1 to a niece. She's an adult in her 30's but, until now, her entire exposure to photography has been via throw-away film cameras and low-end digicams. This will probably be the first time she's been directly exposed to this kind of camera and image control. She has expressed great interest in my G1 and so, I will be tossing the ball in her court.

So, my question to the best, brightest and most-experienced members of the Steve's family is... after I go over the very basics of photography with her, what might be the best printed reference I can leave with her for when I won't be around (she lives in Virginia, I in New Jersey)?

It might be helpful if the book is digital-specific, even though the basic relationships between aperture, shutter speed and sensitivity of the light-gathering medium don't change. I'm trying to not overwhelm her and, as a result, dampen any enthusiasm she might have now. I am aware of a number of aftermarket G1 guides... but do any also cover the photo basics? Inquiring minds want to know!

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Old May 30, 2011, 3:28 PM   #2
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Old May 30, 2011, 7:18 PM   #3
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So, my question to the best, brightest and most-experienced members of the Steve's family is... after I go over the very basics of photography with her, what might be the best printed reference I can leave with her for when I won't be around (she lives in Virginia, I in New Jersey)?
I don't qualify, but I'd recommend "The Digital Photography Book" series by Kelby.
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