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Old Oct 2, 2006, 2:55 PM   #1
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Hi everyone! I'm somewhat of a basic user of using digital cameras (take camera out of box, point & shoot). I would like to know if there are any recommended books that will educate about all the features of digital camera and which one to use for certain pictures. For example, I would like to know how to use the ISO, aperture, EV, flash mode, shutter speed, etc. settings and when it's appropriate to use. I'm open to everyone's feedback!

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I highly recommend Understanding Exposure by Bryan Peterson.
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Old Oct 3, 2006, 1:06 PM   #3
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How to do everything with digital photography. by David Huss, 2004 updated edition


Digital photographer's handbook. by Tom Ang 2004 updated edition
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Old Oct 5, 2006, 12:36 PM   #4
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What hasn't been said all of those things you listed (Except certain aspects of ISO) are exactly the same between digital and film.

So don't ignore good "film" books! You'll learn a lot from those too!

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Old Oct 6, 2006, 10:47 AM   #5
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Thanks for the great responses. I'll be sure to check out the books mentioned.
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I agree with Eric - look at books about using film. Just ignore the bits about darkrooms. Many of those books have some of the best photos ever made as illustrations.

Spend some time looking at the photos of the masters, in books or your local museum. Try to figure out how the photo was taken - turns out lighting is the issue most often. Timing comes a close second.Technical stuff aboutthe camera falls pretty far down in the list.
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I highly recommend Understanding Exposure by Bryan Peterson.
I agree. I have thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and have learned a great deal. Plus it is cheap!
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