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Old Nov 5, 2006, 11:38 AM   #1
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Hi, I'm looking for books about the photographic technical. I'm still very "green" (I don't know if this makes sense in English, I want to say that I still a newbie) in these technical issues, especially in aperture, so I need some advice.

Amazon links are very welcome….

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Old Nov 5, 2006, 12:12 PM   #2
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Abook that was recommended to me.

Understanding Exposure by Bryan Peterson (Amphoto Books)
ISBN: 0817463003
http://www.amazon.com/Understanding-...F8&s=books

I have read and re-read this book many times.
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Old Nov 5, 2006, 1:54 PM   #3
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hi,

i would also recommend the Peterson book Understanding Exposure. exellent basic technical instruction. he also has other books that will take you further.

the first book i ever read that clearly explained thebasics of how a camera worked was Closeups in Nature by John Shaw. i think it's out of print but you can still get it used. it was written in the "80's so there's nothing on digital but an exellent first chapter on camera operation and then the book focuses on close-up techniques.

using "green" to mean inexperienced is certainly good english!

all the best and enjoy your reading, eric
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Old Nov 5, 2006, 9:52 PM   #4
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Of the several I have read, there are two that I would recommend:

The Art of Seeing from the Kodak Workshop Series (available used and inexpensively)
Photography: A Practical Guide by Ailsa McWhinnie and Philip Andrews

The Kodak book is more concerned with composition and the other answers many questions about the technical aspects of photography. Both of them were well written and worth reading.

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Old Nov 5, 2006, 10:29 PM   #5
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have you checked out your local library?

and for inspiration also look under the animal section, plant section, places section

they may have magazines too
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Old Nov 6, 2006, 4:58 PM   #6
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National Geographic Field Guide - digital

http://shop.nationalgeographic.com/p.../1479/114.html

A good reference to basic technique - how to capture images in the field. They just re-furbished the digital edition.

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Thanks All for the advices and I'm still wainting for more... Unfortenely the editorial market in Brazil is very shallow in photographic publications.

I'll try the indications, just a question about "A Practical Guide by Ailsa McWhinnie and Philip Andrews", where can iI found a new one?

One more time thanks,

and sorry for my bad english, a long time just reading without any practicve in conversation or writing can give a non speaking person that.
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Your English is fine aneopa, no problem understanding you. I don't know the best source for you to find that book. I picked my copy up at Edward R Hamilton, a book remainder company, very inexpensively. However, they do not ship out of the USA. Amazon lists some used, I don't know if you could get one of the sellers there to ship to you. Good luck,

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