Camera technology has advanced so rapidly in recent years that it would seem almost impossible for even the complete novice to take a less than perfect picture, but however automated the camera may have become, it is still only a comparatively simple part of a complex creative process. It cannot select your subject, decide the most effective composition or choose when and how to break the rules. These are matters which only you, the photographer, can decide for yourself.
This book is carefully designed to help both the outright beginner and the enthusiastic amateur make the most of their hobby and produce results of professional standard. Its clear, concise text and wealth of superb and informative illustrations provide a guide to all the basic techniques as well as many of the advanced ones.
It explains the various types of camera available and how to choose the best one for your own needs. It tackles the fundamental principles of composition, lighting, depth of field and choosing shutter speeds and types of film. It tells you when to over-ride an automatic camera for dramatic results, how to shoot at night and how to use filters for special effects – and it includes all the information you need to process your own film and make your own enlargements.
Whether you choose to work in colour or monochrome, this superbly illustrated book will help you avoid expensive errors and achieve a professional quality in the finished results. Most important of all, it will help you reproduce your own unique vision of the world in which you live.
Hardcover, 80 pages. In very good pre-loved condition.