Don't Take My Picture, 4th Edition - This no-nonsense introductory guide coaches novice photographers in every aspect of taking great pictures of their friends and family, from selecting the right type of camera to shooting the actual pictures.
Composed of a series of simple, concise discussions - each just two to three pages in length - this book addresses the basics of great imaging without requiring too much study time. Features include a description of camera types and their main components, photo composition guidelines on subject placement and camera angles, information on creating lighting effects, and professional posing techniques.
An update of a classic, this latest edition has been freshened with new portrait and product shots and a section on digital cameras and digital capture techniques.
About the Author: Craig Alesse is a photographer, a teacher, and the author of Basic 35mm Photo Guide. He lives in Buffalo, New York.