Understanding Exposure: How to Shoot Great Photographs with a Film or Digital Camera
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
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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
1. No infographics: A few well-chosen illustrations could help make a lot of things clearer. One example would be a handy-dandy reference diagram that shows a 1-stop (o ...more
Peterson himself seems to be an "aperture first ...more
I always want to be better at photography and always wanting to sharpen my skills which is what this book has helped. I've picked up some new skills and a lot of things I had questions about and a LOT of things I didn't know. I will going back to review some things over when I forget.
If you like me had on and off relationships with cameras and want to finally understand better what's going on and how to make the picture you want, that should be good book for you.
Though If you already sophisticated in light-meters and exposure-triangles, then it is not your book ;)
So what's the problem? The title should be the first clue. Who uses film cameras these days? And yet, there it is in the title, which should tell you the book might tell you is a little dated. Don't get me wrong, it explains the concept ...more
If your like me and are solely self taught with materials like digitalrev on YouTube (back when Kai and loc were doing it!) you will certainly appreciate this book . It’s not about how a camera works or what ISO actually is or anything but rather useful info on how you expose creatively and correctly ...more
However, I give it 4 stars, since there are some technical imprecisions throughout the book, i.e. at ...more
There is a wealth of information here and it is best to use this book alongside using the camera in conjunction with reading the book.
Take your time to learn as you would want to absorb much of what is written.
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