Bunny asked about good reads for photography how to’s so, I thought that would be a good topic for today’s discussion. Additionally, my dayjob and the numerous independent auditors that I have been dealing with the past few weeks have sucked dry most of my brain cells, so I don’t really have much more to add. Kidding…but not really. 😉
These are some titles in my current miniscule libary:
Camera Manual – Must read…there’s a reason they put them in the camera box when you buy it.
Understanding Exposure by Bryan Peterson – Must read. This will really help you in learning to take properly exposed photos. Take it one chapter at a time and try to recreate what he does to better understand the process.
Rick Sammon’s Complete Guide to Digital photography – It even has a CD, maybe I should look at it!
The Photoshop CS2 Book by Scott Kelby – lots of good Photoshop tips. Not all work in Elements but it will give you a good starting point that you may be able to work around. Some of the tips are all Elements workable.
Good for inspiration:
- The Photographer’s Guide to Portraits by John Freeman
- Master Posing Guide for Portrait Photographers by J.D. Wacker
- The Complete Guide to Night & Low-Light Photography by Lee Frost
- Best of Wedding Photojournalism by Bill Hurter
- Digital Wedding Photography – Capturing Beautiful Memories by Glen Johnson
I really need to look at these more. I bought the wedding books for my friends’ commitment ceremony and they definitely helped. I really should read the others more thoroughly, but I must say that Bryan Peterson’s book is one that is a “should buy”.
If anyone else has some good suggestions, please let us know in the comments. Thanks!