A few suggestions from the Sandbox
I love a book and I have been collecting a few photography books over the last couple of years. This is my collection of camera books that I have bookmarked and highlighted with coloured pens and even christened with coffee or jam to show you that I have my head buried in them over my lunch or breakfast. Everyone of them gives me inspiration and very detailed how-tos to get that great picture. I thought I would just point out a favourite of mine that is well thumbed.
I have found that I read and reread this book over and over. You may say “doesn’t she get it the first time”? Well, the answer is no. I find each time I read it I discover something I missed. Bryan is a wonderful photographer and knows his subject inside out. I recently took his course on this subject that I found very very good. I can’t say that I have an eye for photography. I know what I like and I try my best to convey it through the lens but I have more flubs than great shots. A book like this one at least gives you the best directions and you go out and give it a whirl. I never would have had the courage to try panning or HDR if it had not been for Bryan’s book and course.
Here is a sample page from Bryan’s book.
My studio this morning was my ironing board under the window. It is snowing here and not much light. This is a photo from another book that I really like and it called Macro Photography for Gardeners and Nature Lovers. It covers how to get great macro shots of flowers. It is by Alan L. Detrick.
I am sure these days that you can download these books on your tablets or ereaders too. I do not have one yet. As a visual learner I love a book. Hope this may give you an idea for someone that wants to learn more about photography. Have a great day. Valerie