Welcome to FotoCapito, a site dedicated to understanding better photography and photographs: how to recognize good ones and bad ones, and in the process learning to make better photos.
In the equipment section we’ve written a few articles for beginners and new photography students related to assembling photographic equipment. Please check them out and let us know what you think of the articles and the idea in general. We intend to add product reviews and other features to the section. However, it’s not our intention to try to compete will sites like Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com). We hope to offer a different perspective on equipment.
It may be a bit presumptious on the surface, but we’ve taken to writing criticisms of our photographs in the photos section. We’re criticizing them in the true sense, though. We are analyzing them and explaining them from an artistic perspective, using them as teaching aides for new photographers. If you have comments to add to any of our criticisms, please email us so that we may include them.
There are so many books on photography—and none of them are cheap. One of the features we want to provide to our visitors is book recommendations. To start, we’ve set up a database and the web pages to display information on books that we own. We’re now adding many books that we don’t own by believe to be good. Once we’re finished with this level of information, we intend to write reviews of each book in our database. That will be a daunting task, but we feel it will be worth doing.
Although an old book and maybe not as current as one would like, this book is not out of date and won’t be so for many years. If you’re new to Leica cameras, especially if you’re thinking of buying a used, older model Leica, you definitely should get a copy of this book. Even if you’re going to get a new model, though, you’ll still find value in this book. So, get a copy before you buy a Leica camera and put some time in reading it carefully, referring back to it as you shop.
If you want to learn about lighting and photography, look to other books. If you have lighting down and just want to be able to take pictures of nudes, you just need someone to tell you where to put all of your equipment and where to position the model. Do that enough times and you’re a photographer specializing in nudes. This book will help you do this, if you experiment with it.