Sunday, November 13, 2011

Digital Photography: A Basic Manual (Review & Giveaway)

This thorough, concise, and easy-to-use guide to capturing digital photographs provides an entire step-by-step course for budding digital photographers. All concepts are fully illustrated with sample work by internationally renowned professionals, representing editorial work, photojournalism, and everything in between. Topics covered include essential information for both film and digital photography, such as exposure controls and shutter speed, as well as digital-specific information on image editing, printing methods, and even file storage. The first digital textbook by legendary photography teacher Henry Horenstein, Digital Photography is the best guide yet for aspiring digital photographers, essential both for photographers transitioning from film to digital and those learning the art of photography for the first time.

Out of many photography books I've seen, Henry Horenstein's digital photography book (also contributed by Allison Carroll) is by far one of the best books I've read. It contains and easy to understand guide with quality content I find very useful. It is perfect for the amateur photographer or just refreshing your skills. What I also love about this book is the book quality. The softcover book features a nice matte finish, glossy pages, and high-quality photos. You'll find essential information about exposure controls, camera lens, shutter speed and subject lighting, exposures, image editing, printing methods, and file storage.

Things you will learn:
- How to choose the camera that's right for you
- How to set up your digital camera settings and get started
- How to select file formats that will be optimized for your needs
- When and how to use manual rather than automatic settings
- The uses and advantages of different camera lens
- How the f-stop and shutter speed work together to determine exposure
- How to troubleshoot and solve problems in image making, editing, and printing
- How to make the best high-resolution scans

About the Author:

Henry Horenstein is a widely published and exhibited professional photographer and the author of more than two dozen books, including the classic texts Black & White Photography, Beyond Basic Photography, and Color Photography, and monographs such as Creatures, Canine, and Racing Days. His work has appeared in Life, Newsweek, Vanity Fair, and Town & Country. Horenstein has taught photography at the Rhode Island School of Design for more than twenty years and is currently a professor there. He currently lives and works in Boston, Massachusetts.

Find Henry Horenstein on: horenstein.com | Facebook

Digital Photography: A Basic Manual is available for purchase at most local book retailers and on Amazon.com.

Two (2) lucky readers will have a chance to win a copy of "Digital Photography: A Basic Manual" by Henry Horenstein. This would make the best holiday gift for yourself or for your loved one. Chosen winners will be selected by Rafflecopter via Random.org. Winner will have 48 hours to respond to claim their prize. Open to US & Canada. Contest ends December 13, 2011 (12:01am EST).

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Disclosure: I received a copy of the book from Hachette Book Group at no charge in exchange for a review of my opinion. The opinions expressed are my own personal and honest thoughts. No other compensation was given.

MYS: 5 Books for $.99

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  2. I love to do nature shots, mostly close ups of flowers or birds.


  3. I like landscapes.

    Jennifer Rote
    wildnmild4u (at) yahoo (dot) com

  4. I actually like all forms of photography but my wallpapers or camera shots are 8 times out of 10 of nature or landscapes

  5. I like to do portrait photography, particularly children.

  6. I enjoy landscapes, but my favorite is children's portraits...especially babies!

  7. Love wildlife photography (I consider my dogs pretty wild).

  8. My favorite style of photos are candids. Catching somebody completely unaware, doing nothing but being themselves in the moment...that's pretty cool to me.



  9. I love nature/wildlife. Wish I were better at macro shots.
    jhbalvin at gmail dot com

  10. I enjoy doing fashion photography and want to get into it more.

    happychan0 (at) yahoo (dot) com