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Excellent Book- Understanding Exposure
« on: February 09, 2010, 10:25:35 PM »
My lovely Girlfriend bought me a collection of books for XMAS.

I've just finished reading one, and I am sure it will help my photography no end.

Understanding Exposure Revised Edition by Bryan Peterson (ISBN 0817 46300-3)

Been new(ish) to photography, I read the book, and it revisited the main subjects such as ISO, Shutter speed, aperture, giving examples of how they affect the images, and the fact that one scene can have multiple correct exposures, each giving a different look. It's explained about the relationship between aperture, shutterspeed and ISO to help get a correct exposure.

It's also touched on metering, and where to take a meter reading from, on sunny days, overcast days, and when under a canopy of greenery.

It dealt with different lighting techniques, front & Back lighting and how to approach these subjects.

Probably not much use to many of you on here, but certainly worth a look if you're new(ish). Probably the best book I've read on photography... and I've read quite a few. And still learning!


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Re: Excellent Book- Understanding Exposure
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2010, 07:16:38 AM »
This site has its share of newcomers just starting out and, as you say, for such people it is a great read - teaching the most valuable lesson about the exposure triangle.

I was given a copy a few years a go along with his other book about shutter priority - which, whilst covering similar ground, goes on to discuss the effects of filters and how they effect shutter speed requirements and the further effects that can be created.

Both good books for people in the early stages of photography. Not too expensive,quick and easy to read, and conveying the essential basics to take your photography to the point of experimenting with some degree of expectation on outcome.


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