Understanding Exposure: How to Shoot Great Photographs with Any Camera
In his trademark easy-to...more
1) Not the fault of the book, but I knew much (maybe 50%) of the material already.
2) It has beautiful photos, with explanations on how each was made. This was very useful.
3) The writing is lousy, with silly and unhelpful analogies. ISO is like buckets under a running water faucet? And stupid attempts at humor or something resembling it: the author doesn't eat donuts, but he does eat bagels and so will sometimes use a ring flash. Get it? Bagels are round and a ring flash is round...more
I purchased Understanding Exposure from a book catalog to which I subscribe. I have a small collection of photography books, mostly information-related, and this seemed like a good one to add to the shelves.
This is Bryan Peterson's Revised Edition, with the subtitle of "How to Shoot Great Photographs with A Film of Digital Camera." I shot film for many decades, and switched to digital just a few years ago; I was ready for some more tips on how to get the best from my pixelated (maybe pixilated :...more
Peterson himself seems to be an "aperture first...more
I'm so glad my friend recommended this to me. I'm really excited to try out what I've learned. I've been going around the hous...more
Fortunately, there’s Bryan Peterson. In his best-selling guide “Understanding Exposure,” Peterson ‘exposes’ (sorry, we couldn’t help it) the secrets of obtaining the best, most impactful photographs using exposure, lighting, shutter speed and apertu...more
It does contain a couple of minor editing/typo issues in the first few pages but then I didn't notice any more after that. Of far more consequence, the images on p. 23 in support of "Understanding the Exposure Info in Your Viewfinder" are a complete mess. It took me a minute or so to figure out what the problem was and I understand this bit. I...more
Well, I've had a first read through this book, and have taken some photos. And while it will take me a bit longer to really gra...more
Most useful were the examples of a single scene captured with several different combinations of aperture and shutter speed, effectivel...more
He also talks a bit about aperture and depth-of-field. In fact, depth-of-field is the backdrop to much of his discussion of se...more
I'm not sure how useful this book would be to the very brand new beginner, as it gets into quite a bit of...more