Review by Ian Clements
For the beginning photographer looking for a single comprehensible book that
explains photography, this book is it. Intermediate and advanced photographers
will find useful tidbits as well.
Mark Galer covers topics from digital cameras to framing images,
creative controls to light and panoramic photographs through the photographic
essay in this 248 page book.
Its hard to imagine a comprehensive guide to photography in a paperback book of
In one of the early chapters of the book, Galer covers the selection of a camera system.
He notes the two primary differences between prosumer an dSLR cameras. Sensor size
and viewfinder size. He presents the information in an easy to understand format that
allows any new photographer to make a decision about which system is right for
them. Pros and cons are discussed in an objective manner. Yet later chapters discuss
some of the finer details of image processingsteps any photographer would be happy
I cant emphasize how well written and easy to understand this book is. From beginning
to advanced photographer, there is something for everyone and at USD$20, its a bargin.
Digital Photography in Available Light: Essential Skills, Third Edition (Photography Essential Skills) is available at amazon.com
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