This is all the theory you need to start shooting good pictures in manual mode with a DSLR. Couple practice to it and - well, creativity - and that's it!
This is a book for beginners to learn about how to use the combinations of aperture and shutter speed to obtain different effects. It's easy to read and very straightforward. No over-packed jargon. Just plain English. And a lot of pretty pictures with annotations to tell you a little more background information as to how and/or why the author used this particular setting to achieve his so-called "creatively correct exposure" !...Continua
This is the first book I have read to take the first step towards serious photography. The book clearly lays out the building blocks towards creating stunning photos and explains the technical details surrounding exposure. After reading the book, I got a better understanding of various terms like exposure, shutter speed, f stops, metering et al and how to take advantage of the settings to create the picture you want!...Continua
This is a book aimed mainly at the beginner-intermediate photographer. I simply loved the book and learnt a ton from it. Why? The book is focussed on explaining the 3 elements of the photographic triangle: aperture, shutter speed and light (ISO) and how they're related. This was perfect for me because I'm now at a stage where I can kind of compose photos, but have no idea what combination of the 3 photographic triangle settings will give the most creative exposure.
The book is just 160 pages and is composed of short chapters (each of just a couple of paragraphs) each dealing with specific details about the above. Every page is full of Peterson's photos which illustrate what he's trying to explain in that page. Also interesting is how Peterson gives the settings for that photo and even the backstory of how he did it. I loved everything -- the writing style of Peterson, his examples and explanations. I highly recommend this book. I know I'll be rereading this book soon....Continua