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The Digital Photography Book: Part 1 (2nd Edition)
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9 Reddit comments about The Digital Photography Book: Part 1 (2nd Edition):

u/mikeyBikely · 8 pointsr/photography

It sounds like you're unfamiliar with all of the functions of the camera. I have that camera and I recommend these books:
David Busch's Guide
Scott Kelby's The Digital Photography Book

u/papatonepictures · 3 pointsr/AskPhotography

Theft is a problem, yes...but fear gets in the way of good photography.

First, get some black gaff tape, and cover all the brand-names on your camera. Next, get a body cover and rough it all the hell up. Delkin makes a body protector for your camera called a Snug-It. Scuff it. Maybe spray paint it a little bit. Make it look horrible. This may serve as a deterrent to someone who is looking to steal cameras for resale. It may not. But (in my humble opinion) it's better than walking around with a shiny, sexy camera body.

Another way to lower your profile is, as you said, to carry your camera in a small, unobtrusive bag. I don't have a Nikon, so I can't comment on how durable they are. My Canon 5d Mark iii had to have its LCD screen replaced because it broke at some point. I don't know where or when. But 5d's are supposed to be relatively robust. So do be aware, putting your camera in a bag not designed for a camera could be rough on your camera.

Low profile camera bags are a thing. And while they're not cheap, they're not very expensive, in terms of what camera stuff usually costs. Do the same thing. Get one, make it look crappy.

Big lenses are also attractive to thieves. And at the beginning, big zooms and such are a distraction (at least they were for me). If you're going to get a lot out of your camera, you need to learn to shoot in a more precise way than the camera's auto setting (though they do pretty well, usually). You'll see the terminology "zoom with your feet" a lot. That means changing your position instead of relying on a zoom. Two good beginner lenses are a 50mm, or an 85mm. I would go with the 50 for all-purpose use. The 85 is great for portraits and such. They both are. But I like the 85 better for that.

Beyond that...there's not a lot you can do if someone decides to nab your camera. Keep an eye on your aware. But that's true whenever you're taking photographs.

As for learning the basics, I would pick up the Digital Photography Book. Easy to follow, teaches how to push the right buttons on your camera.

Youtube videos are also helpful. Usually, you can put the make and model of your camera in, and lots of folks will have made free tutorials for you.

In the beginning, you just have to learn how to get your camera to work for you, so you can tell it what to do. It's about proper exposure. I'm three years in, and I haven't figured it all about. The main thing is this, take lots of pictures before you go on vacation. Every day. On your lunch hour, at night, whenever. You don't want to go on vacation and be distracted by trying to learn your camera. You could miss the fun times. Try to get the basics down pat before you go. There's always an element of learning something new in every new situation. But you'll enjoy yourself more if you're not grumbling at yourself for missing a moment because you got the settings wrong.

Most of all...don't take it all too too seriously. You'll learn by doing.

Good luck!

u/beeemdubya · 1 pointr/IWantToLearn

Buy an entry level camera (t6i) for $500. Best way to learn is to do it, and not just learn from a book. Experiment with apertures and shutter rates. And the lighting is the most important. Then experiment with geometry and angles and leading lines. It transforms regular snap shots into photography.

u/5l339y71m3 · 1 pointr/Michigan
u/ThatMortalGuy · 1 pointr/milwaukee

[This book from Scott Kelby]() is great for beginners and really helped me a lot when I first started, it skips all the technical talk and goes straight to how to get those great shots.

Not sure what is out there now but I know that when I started learning by myself almost all of the books out there where either too technical or complete garbage as a learning tool, lots of books out there that are more like the authors personal portfolio and this is the one that actually taught me in an easy fun way.

There are 3 books on this series but I don't really recommend the other two unless you really like the book and like the author style because they are more like an expansion of the first book and not as good bang for your buck.

u/thirdspaced · 1 pointr/boardgames

Scott Kelby has a good introductory series. It is what got me started into the basics of photography. Book one is a good point of entry for only $15.

u/master0li · 1 pointr/photography

These two books (best sellers in photography) worked for me. They're also very active on youtube. You can read Kelby's in a night though will take time to learn to apply everything. Everyone learns differently but given they're best sellers good chance it will speak to you.

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u/m_Th · 0 pointsr/photography

Introduction & enjoyable read:

Scott Kelby's Digital Photography Book series (there are 3 books - 1st one is highly recommended - by many is #1 best selling photography book ever)

...aaaaand The Moment it Clicks (by Joe McNally)

For portraits: Peter Hurley

Masterpiece: James Nachtwey - Inferno (if fact ANYTHING of James Nachtwey - the guy is alone in his own league)