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Amphoto Book: Understanding Exposure, 3rd Edition: How to Shoot Great Photographs with Any Camera

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Amphoto Book: Understanding Exposure, 3rd Edition: How to Shoot Great Photographs with Any Camera

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  • By Bryan Peterson
  • Explains Aperture and Shutter Speed
  • Shows How to Creatively Use Shutter Speed
  • Where to Take Meter Readings
  • Updated Information on HDR, White Balance, Flash, Etc.
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The Amphoto book, Understanding Exposure, 3rd Edition: How to Shoot Great Photographs with Any Camera takes you through the daunting world of exposure. Author, and professional photographer, Bryan Peterson, teaches you how to shoot success photos by understanding how to set your camera's exposure. Topics covered in the book include aperture, and choosing which one is best for your situation, how to use shutter speed to your advantage, and when and where to take a meter reading. This edition is also updated with information on white balance, flash, HDR, and then some.

Synopsis
With more than 350,000 copies sold, Understanding Exposure has demystified the complex concepts of exposure for countless photographers. Now updated with current technologies, more than one hundred new images, and an all-new chapter, this new edition will inspire you more than ever to free yourself from "auto" and create the pictures you truly want. In his trademark easy-to-understand style, author Bryan Peterson explains the relationship between aperture and shutter speed, including how to achieve successful exposures in seemingly difficult situations. You'll learn:

  • Which aperture gives you the greatest contrast and sharpness, and when to use it
  • Which aperture guarantee the background remains an out-of-focus tone
  • Which one aperture - when combined with the right lens - creates an area of sharpness from three feet to infinity
  • How to creatively use shutter speed to either freeze an action or imply motion
  • Where to take a meter reading when shooting a sunset, snow, or a city at dusk

With updated information on white balance, flash, HDR, and more, this classic will inspire you to stop guessing and take control of your settings for better photos anytime, anywhere, and with any camera

About the Author
Bryan Peterson is a professional photographer, an internationally known instructor, and the best-selling author of "Understanding Exposure", "Understanding Shutter Speed", "Learning to See Creatively", "Understanding Digital Photography", and "Beyond Portraiture". In addition, he is the founder of the online photography school, The Perfect Picture School of Photography. He lives in Chicago
Subject Photography books and tutorials
Author Bryan Peterson
Hard/Soft Cover Paperback
Pages 176
Dimensions Not specified by publisher
ISBN Number ISBN: 978-0-8174-3939-2
Publisher Amphoto
Date Published August 10, 2010

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      5.0

      GREAT GRAND

      By JANENE

      from IDAHO

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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      Pros

      • Great Picture Quality
      • Lightweight

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        • Family Photos
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        • Weddings/Events
        • Wildlife Photos

        Comments about Amphoto Book: Understanding Exposure, 3rd Edition: How to Shoot Great Photographs with Any Camera:

        THIS BOOK HAS ALOT OF BANG FOR THE BUCK BUY IT IAM HAPPY I DID

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        5.0

        outstanding book

        By mike

        from abingdon md

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          Comments about Amphoto Book: Understanding Exposure, 3rd Edition: How to Shoot Great Photographs with Any Camera:

          this book explains in laymans terms how to use camera functions like a pro after reading the book twice I found it mto be one of the best camera books iv read

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          5.0

          Good recommendation for beginners

          By Gisbit

          from Upland, CA

          About Me Casual Photographer

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            • Learning

            Comments about Amphoto Book: Understanding Exposure, 3rd Edition: How to Shoot Great Photographs with Any Camera:

            This book appears on many lists for beginner photographers and it doesn't dissapoint. Covering topics from the basic triangle (Aperature, shutter speed, and ISO) to light and filters. All of the advice he gives also comes with pictures showing the differences between different techniques. I have read the book fully once and plan to read it a couple more times.

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            4.0

            Great book would recommend

            By Dan

            from Long Island, NY

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                  Comments about Amphoto Book: Understanding Exposure, 3rd Edition: How to Shoot Great Photographs with Any Camera:

                  Very easy read and helps explain concepts in great depth with real world experiences

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                  5.0

                  Worth the Money

                  By Loves photography

                  from N.C.

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                      Comments about Amphoto Book: Understanding Exposure, 3rd Edition: How to Shoot Great Photographs with Any Camera:

                      This books explains exposure in a very easy to understand way. Great for beginners and intermediate photographers! The author is very informative about how he took each photo.

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                      5.0

                      AMAZING

                      By Jess

                      from MA

                      Comments about Amphoto Book: Understanding Exposure, 3rd Edition: How to Shoot Great Photographs with Any Camera:

                      AMAZING BOOK! I'm starting out in photography and it explains everything about the basics so clearly! I can't put this book down!

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                      5.0

                      You can never learn too much

                      By Jeff

                      from OH

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                            Comments about Amphoto Book: Understanding Exposure, 3rd Edition: How to Shoot Great Photographs with Any Camera:

                            This has been a great addition to my growing collection of photography books. The information is presented very well, and the simple approach makes everything easier to remember later. I find that I am experimenting more, and my comfort level with full manual mode is growing rapidly. I would recommend this book to anyone.

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                            4.0

                            Good intro

                            By BC

                            from Atlanta, GA

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                            • Easy To Follow
                            • Informative
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                              Comments about Amphoto Book: Understanding Exposure, 3rd Edition: How to Shoot Great Photographs with Any Camera:

                              Learning photography. The book is well written and understandable. A good start into learning about exposure and more.

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                              5.0

                              Great Book

                              By DrummerShaneB

                              from Summit County Colorado

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                                Comments about Amphoto Book: Understanding Exposure, 3rd Edition: How to Shoot Great Photographs with Any Camera:

                                I love all of Bryan Petersons Books. Understanding exposure is great because nothing is single out towards one brand or one type of camera. Most writers like to speak in general terms of one brand but he offers all the help on any camera. Letting you understand what exposure and shutter speeds really are.

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