Tuesday, November 8, 2011

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY - A "GET READY FOR HOLIDAY PHOTOS" REVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

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DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY
BY HENRY HORENSTEIN

ABOUT THE BOOK:
Interested in Photography? Learn from the best. Henry Horenstein teaches how to take fantastic photographs with the latest digital gadgets from your smart phone to the best digital camera on the market, Horenstein covers it all in Digital Photography.
 
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.

READ AN EXCERPT FROM DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY:
If you would like to read an excerpt from DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY, visit the Hachette Book Group website HERE and you can read quite a bit as well as view some of the amazing photographs included in the book.

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 lives in Massachusetts.

You can find out more about Henry Horenstein on his website,  Horenstein.com, and on Facebook.

MY THOUGHTS/REVIEW:
DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY: A BASIC MANUAL by Henry Horenstein is first of all a book you need not fear. I worried because I know very little about digital photography other than how to turn my camera on and push the button to take a picture. In DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY, readers will find the book starts from very basic information, like inserting a battery, on to different kinds of cameras and equipment and what they do. It is all explained in very easy to understand terms before going into more details in later chapters. Soon you can read about everything from exposure and lighting to editing and printing. There are lots of pencil drawn illustrations to guide the reader through, and the book is so well organized that it is easy to pick up when you need information and not feel like you have to read it all in one sitting or before you can begin to take a picture. I think if you are like me, however, who knows next to nothing about this subject, that you may just get involved enough the first time through that you do at least flip through the "harder" parts of the book. One thing that really drew me in were the amazing photographs of everything from people like Diane Sawyer, to country scenes of simple life all made more amazing by the way they were photographed. All these were fascinating to look at and to motivate you to read the book so you can take better photographs. Thank you to Henry Horenstein for not talking down to readers but rather to explaining everything in an appropriate and interesting way. This would be a great gift for any camera buff...new or old.   

GIVEAWAY

THANKS TO ANNA AND MY GOOD
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I HAVE TWO COPIES OF THIS SUPER
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GOOD LUCK!
 

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