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General Photography Books

These are books that about about photography in general. Since this is the age of digitial photography, some of these books do focus on digitial photography in particular and don't include film photography. There just aren’t many books in print and popular still that aren't about digital photography.

Digital Photography from the Ground Up: A Comprehensive Course

This ground up guide to digital photography will help the novice photographer get started with a firm foundation in understanding the principals and techniques of modern photography.
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Digital SLR Exposure Tips (Camera Bag Companions)

This one-stop practical guide provides an essential, concise, ready-reference to one of the most important - and elusive - aspects of photography: interpreting and capturing the right amount of light for the perfect shot.
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Digital Photography Masterclass

Featuring tutorials, image analyses, assignments, and step-by-step image manipulation exercises, this book is an excellent tutorial for anyone looking to learn about the technical and creative aspects of photography and post-production.
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The BetterPhoto Guide to Digital Photography

An instructional book on using digital cameras and photography software, it provides good explanations and examples of the basic concepts. It’s written in a workbook style. If you go through the exercises, you should greatly improved your skills.
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The Beginner's Guide to Underwater Digital Photography

Simplifying the seemingly difficult and expensive art of underwater photography, this accessible investigation outlines the four elements of success: focus, exposure, composition, and subject.
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The Glossary of Digital Photography

This is the most comprehensive publication, with over 1500 words, abbreviations, and acronyms. It strives to help those involved in this cutting-edge industry to understand the this ever changing vocabulary.
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The Digital Photography Companion

This one gives creative tips and technical advice for taking top-notch digital photos in a wide range of conditions, and for a variety of occasions. This book will help you make pictures that look better than everyone else’s.
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Digital SLR Black & White Photography

This quick-reference guide to black and white photography offers tips on creating unique, elegant, and sophisticated images with a digital camera. It provides tips on how to compose great shots, and how to capture images that make great results.
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Mastering Digital SLR Photography

If you have already conquered most of a digital camera's basic capabilities and now wonder what to do with the enhanced features found in digital SLR cameras, this is a dream guide to pixel proficiency.
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Digital SLR Handbook

This book takes readers through the steps needed to get great photographs from a DSLR camera, from choosing equipment to understanding memory and modes, from composition to photographic themes to special uses like underwater or night photography.
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Langford's Basic Photography

This detailed book includes photography theory and science, and information on equipment and technique. It’s good fondational book, but not necessarily for beginners—although it could be used in a college course for beginners.
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4H Guide to Digital Photography

This book takes the basics of digital photography and makes them tools for making creative, interesting, and artistic pictures. It instructs beginners in the basics of composition, lighting, and the use of flashes.
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