The Life Guide to Digital Photography: Everything You Need

The Life Guide to Digital Photography: Everything You Need to Shoot Like the Pros A great overview of photography principles from a guy who knows what he s talking about It s fun to read, too It s written in a way that makes it feel like a conversation, and beginner to intermediate level photographers will learn a lot. Lots of good tips about both the technical and artistic sides of photography Even if you don t have a fancy DSLR I don t there is plenty to learn And lots of examples of course, with discussion on the salient points of the example photographs Landscape, portrait, sports and other photography subjects are all discussed The author started his career prior to digital photography, and mentions occasional tidbits about the film days I still have no idea how people could get good when not seein Lots of good tips about both the technical and artistic sides of photography Even if you don t have a fancy DSLR I don t there is plenty to learn And lots of examples of course, with discussion on the salient points of the example photographs Landscape, portrait, sports and other photography subjects are all discussed The author started his career prior to digital photography, and mentions occasional tidbits about the film days I still have no idea how people could get good when not seeing their results right away I guess it just took longer I read the iPad version of this book and found that the embedded videos and narration recordings add a lot to the text that one would get in a print version I missed the ability to highlight or annotate the text occasionally.The book surprised me I had heard it was for beginners to digital photography and I suppose that it could be McNally covers the basics of exposure and different camera modes but does not dwell on them He provides a lot of practical advice about shooting in certain situat I read the iPad version of this book and found that the embedded videos and narration recordings add a lot to the text that one would get in a print version I missed the ability to highlight or annotate the text occasionally.The book surprised me I had heard it was for beginners to digital photography and I suppose that it could be McNally covers the basics of exposure and different camera modes but does not dwell on them He provides a lot of practical advice about shooting in certain situations landscapes and portraits The text is laced with the McNally humor and a touch of irreverence probably why I like his writing so much This is NOT a book about how to use flash in you photos In fact, flash is rarely mentioned.I learned quite a few things and some of the hints he gives are right on target for our upcoming travel Great images throughout the book This book was a Christmas gift over a year ago I have recently started a photography course, so I finally picked it up and read it through For a beginner such as myself, it was a useful read which complemented my course material The language was clear and informal, and McNally s anecdotes relevant and interesting I particularly appreciated the amount of photos provided with all their exposure information a useful visual aid at this stage of trying to get my head around the meaning of these This book was a Christmas gift over a year ago I have recently started a photography course, so I finally picked it up and read it through For a beginner such as myself, it was a useful read which complemented my course material The language was clear and informal, and McNally s anecdotes relevant and interesting I particularly appreciated the amount of photos provided with all their exposure information a useful visual aid at this stage of trying to get my head around the meaning of these kinds of details Photography has been the business and the passion of LIFE since the original weekly magazine s inception in , and it continues to be the business and passion of LIFE Books and LIFE in the new millennium But photography has surely changed during these many decades The rigs and gear of old have given way first slowly, then all at once to sleek miracle machines that process pixels and have made the darkroom obsolete The casual photog puts eye to lens, sets everything on auto and captures a photograph that is perfectly fine One of LIFE s master shooters in fact, the final in the long line of distinguished LIFE staff photographers was Joe McNally, and he has always believed that with a little preparation and care, with a dash of enthusiasm and daring added to the equation, anyone can make a better photo anyone can turn a keeper into a treasure This was true in days of yore, and it s true in the digital age Your marvelous new camera, fresh from its box, can indeed perform splendid feats Joe explains in this book how to take best advantage of what it was designed to do, and also when it is wise to outthink your camera or push your camera to go for the gold, to create that indelible family memory that you will have blown up as large as the technology will allow, and that will hang on the wall forever As the storied LIFE photographer and photo editor John Loengard points out in his eloquent foreword to this volume, there are cameras and there are cameras, and they ve always been able to do tricks And then there is photography Other guides may give you the one, two, 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About the Author: Joe McNally

An accomplished and widely respected photographer, Joe McNally got his start as a newspaper photographer in New York, eventually becoming a staff photographer for Time magazine and a frequent contributor to National Geographic, Sports Illustrated, and numerous other publications.Particularly noted for his portraits, McNally teaches numerous workshops throughout the year.See McNally s own website or his biography at National Geographic s site for.


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