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Old Nov 22, 2003, 11:21 PM   #1
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Can anyone recommend a good beginner book on digital photography? I went to Borders today and was overwhelmed by the choices. There were 3 of the 'dummy' books alone. I usually like those a lot but couldn't decide which one to get.

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Old Nov 22, 2003, 11:29 PM   #2
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I would start with www.shortcourses.com. It is free and will help you see the value in other books.
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Old Nov 22, 2003, 11:38 PM   #3
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Here's a free online "book" on the basics of digital photography...it's written by the Shortcourses author:

http://209.196.177.41/
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Old Nov 23, 2003, 12:56 PM   #4
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See what the library has.
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Old Nov 23, 2003, 4:34 PM   #5
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Duh! <slapping forhead> They had every single book I was looking at and then some. I've got three on order. I don't know why I didn't think of that. I'm normally a huge library patron. I probably order 15 books a month from them at least. What a dummy!

Thanks. You saved me tons of money.
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Here are two recommendations, Gwen

The Art of Adventure Photography by the late Galen Rowell.

The DVD of the Ansel Adams PBS special.

Both are awesome.
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The Art of Adventure Photography by the late Galen Rowell.
Love that man's landscape photography! What a shame that he's gone. Anyone who isn't familiar with his work, visit here and be humbled :

http://www.mountainlight.com/gallery.html
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Old Nov 24, 2003, 2:35 PM   #8
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Hi Gwen,

Check out this section on Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...383092-5262525

Here you can browse in the comfort of your own home and when you have the time.

Read the reviews, see what others are saying. Oft times, you can look inside the book and get the gist of what the book will truly cover.

Sometimes you can pick up the book cheaper when purchasing it "used" off Amazon. Prior to doing that, I also check out Ebay or half.com
Your library might also carry the book, so don't forget to look there.

Good luck,
~Kate
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