A guide to the basics of photography covers such topics as composition, film, digital effects, exposure, lighting, lenses, and using a flash.
Bring a master photographer and bestselling author into your home for a back-to-basics course on practical photography. This unique series of hands-on exercises, illustrated with more than 200 of John Hedgecoe's superb photos, will build important skills, one at a time. Begin by getting to know your camera (conventional or digital) and its functions, analyzing lighting setups, and understanding the fundamentals of composition. Once you feel comfortable behind the camera, you're ready to move on to more challenging areas of photography, such as capturing fast-moving or poorly lit subjects. A final section offers details on the latest equipment and specialist techniques.