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The Perfect Photo: 71 Tips from the Top

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"Perfect" is a purely subjective term when it comes to art. A journey toward the perfect photo is a journey without a defined destination. There are photographs that are technically perfect and others that stand out because of their message or composition. Although the perfect photo remains a matter of taste, it is still something every photographer strives for. With this ...more
ebook, 128 pages
Published August 13th 2011 by Rocky Nook
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Douglas Larson
I agree with other reviewers in that the substance of each of the topics of this book is light and given the light treatment of each topic, I suspect the intended audience is for beginner photographers. But there are spots where it does seem to imply that the reader has some knowledge already and as another reviewer commented, seems to assume the reader is a DSLR user.
Still, I find the book does serve a purpose. Each of the 70 tips presented, is done in a format where a problem is stated with a
Teena in Toronto
I have three cameras ... a Canon point-and-shoot that is usually in my purse, a Nikon D5100 DSLR along with some lenses, and a Nikon CoolPix (that's in between the two) that I use often. Needless to say, I take a lot of pictures. Gord and I took some classes last year to learn how to (1) use our cameras in other than auto mode and (2) take photographs, not just pictures.

I'm still an amateur and like reading photography books to see what professionals take pictures of and how they do it.

This boo
Obviously, The Perfect Photo is mis-named. At a mere 128 pages, this is a pocket book and it is not attempting to be the modern day counterpart of Ansel Adams series on photography or Photography by London and Upton. But what is it? It purports to be a set of simple tips for any photographer, regardless of equipment. However, while the tips are indeed the classic ones that every photographer needs to learn, this book is harder to use for the beginner than it needed to be. It tries to be all thin ...more

I learned a couple of new things, got a couple ideas, jotted down a couple things to Google further. But (despite liking this as I was reading the initial tips) I have to agree with the other commenters. It's a weird mix of very technical and very basic. For my personal needs and level of knowledge, it really didn't work: the tech stuff (flash lighting and camera/lens stuff) was too technical, and the composition stuff was generally too basic.

Oh well. I'm glad I read it...getting a couple of
I've been a for-pleasure photographer for years and years but still find collections of tips to be valuable (the best, to my mind, are the volumes Scott Kelby has put together). This book of 71 tips is a mixed bag (there were 9 that I found interesting) and seems most oriented to the beginner. In it's favor, this book discusses and defines basic concepts, acknowledges the use of many types of cameras and editing software, and includes some nice photos.
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