Basic Photography is an international bestseller with a long established reputation as the introductory textbook for photography. Initially published over thirty years ago the book has been re-written and revised regularly, and translated into four foreign language editions. It remains a classic reference source for students and newcomers to photography of all ages.
Published August 13th 1997 by Focal Press
(first published March 1st 1987)
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When a book has a dozen editions and has been around for more than 50 years, you know it has to be good. This was a great intro for intermediate photographers, with great technical details, diagrams and explanations as well as practical tips for better composition. I skipped a few of the chapters dedicated to film
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