I don't review books I don't like!
An all-time favorite
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About 35 mm Photography
edited by Liz Harvey
AMPHOTO, 1993. 256 pages.
Available at Sembach Library (770 SHO).
I checked out this book because I have a fancy new digital camera, with lots of settings that I don’t understand. Although I’m no longer shooting film, I wanted to learn what I could about basic photography, now that I have a camera with more possibilities.
This book lives up to its name. It has an article on every aspect of photography that I could possibly imagine, and many that I would not have ever dreamed up. Of course, the accompanying photographs are stunning and illustrate the points made beautifully. This is like a photography course in a book. Although I can’t use everything on my digital camera, it gave me a multitude of things to think about and ideas to try. At last I have something of a grasp on the ideas of shutter speed and aperture settings and how they affect the resulting picture. Of course, with my digital camera, I can now experiment and get instant feedback.
I recommend this book to anyone with any interest in photography. It’s a tremendously complete guide to the basics. I will probably be checking it out again in the future to brush up on ideas I didn’t fully grasp the first time.
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