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National Geographic: The Ultimate Field Guide to Photography

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In addition to countless millions of conventional film cameras, digital cameras will be found in one out of every two American households this year. This authoritative guide provides a handy, all-in-one reference for photographers using either medium (or both), combining the practical know-how of more than 50 outstanding professional photographers with National Geographic' ...more
Paperback, 400 pages
Published November 21st 2006 by National Geographic (first published 2003)
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Tona Bantan
Jul 25, 2010 Tona Bantan rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Afnan Mohammed
مليء بالمعلومات والصور الرائعة ، شغل مرتب وشروحات بطله ^ـ^
عشرة فصول بلغة سهلة وأمثلة واضحة ، صحيح في كم فصل سحبت عليه شوية لأن موضوعه لم يستهويني ، لكن بشكل عام الكتاب أنصح فيه
A fine entry in the long list of National Geographic photography Guides.

Martin, the author and his fellow contributors, write clearly about each topic they explore, if not always as thoroughly as might be desired. The book is not labeled as a 'pro guide' of course, so some shallower detail is perfectly acceptable. A little more even topical coverage is all that is required for this to be five star guide.

With subjects not previously covered by most guides, this is for me an unusual book to have
Małgosia Łabuda
It did contain some useful and new to me info and was written in an easy manner - not too heavy. Nothing too specific though. Good for beginners. Also strange thing - the content seemed to focus on compact cameras, but te use of dslr lenses seemed to be vital for an author.
Ebrahim Abdulla
ممتاز كمرجع للهواة و المحترفيين على سواء . الكتاب تحدث بشكل مسهب في أمور متنوعة من إرشادات عامة في إلتقاط الصور , و الطباعة , والمسح الضوئي ( السكان ) و التصوير بالأفلام إلى فصول مميزة مثل رحلة مصور باستخدام كاميرا الجوال فقط , وفصل كامل - من أكثر ما أعجبني - عن مشاريع مختلفة و أفكار مميزة باستخدام التصوير .
ما أزعجني قليلاً هو الترجمة ؛ ترجمة سامح خلف كانت أكثر دقة و إحترافية في كتب سكوت كيلبي ...
Exhaustive in some areas, like archiving and generic digital editing, but can be skimpy when it comes to basic photography guidance. The book is cheap, so I definitely recommend it, but do not buy it and expect ground-up instruction if you're a new photographer. It also includes enjoyable and inspiration asides from photographers and their practices.
Comprehensive yet easy to follow tips and tricks to master our camera. Start with simple "point and shoot" camera, up to mastering DSLR cam form National Geographic heritage of good photography. For those willing to learn fun aspect of photography, should consider to take this book as their early bible.
Liz DeCoster
A good general photography guide, covering the photography process from selecting a camera to archiving the photos. As somebody who uses and loves a tiny point-and-shoot camera, I felt a lot of the lens advice wasn't useful, but otherwise it was a very informative guide.
Abdulrahman Saggaf
مع الأسف وجدت هذا الكتاب عادي، كانت تغطيته ممتازة لجانب عمل الكاميرا والغالق، وغني من ناحية الصور ، لكن قد أكون اعتقدت أنه راح يفيدني بحجم أكبر من كذا، على كل حال وجدت سلسلة كتب أفضل من هذا الكتاب وان شاء الله بمجرد ما انتهي منها راح أعلق عليها
Jocat Photography
Jul 10, 2008 Jocat Photography rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: any photographer
Great tips and stories, along with beautiful photos. The spine did fall apart on me, so watch out for that.
Jack Hansen
A great guide to using a variety of cameras in a wide range of environments.
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