WHO’S READING WHAT . reader’s recommendations
Lewes: Photographers’ Institute, 2005
Call No.: English q778.3 ROU-[ART]
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As an occasional photographer, photography books have held great appeal to me. I still view myself as a beginning photographer even though I’ve been taking photos since 1998. I moved into digital photography in 2001 with a compact digital camera, the Canon G2. And I’ve progressed to using a digital SLR now (for those who want to know, it’s a Canon 20D). As such, I’m always looking forward to poring through the how-to types of books, particularly on image processing.
Well, Digital SLR Masterclass by Andy Rouse just caught my attention when it first arrived on the shelves. Actually, what caught my eye was the name, Andy Rouse, on the cover. He’s a world-renowned wildlife photographer and have seen his work online as well as in photography magazines.
If you are looking for a beginner’s book on digital photography, then this is not the book for you. This is more of a “getting the most out of your digital SLR” type of book and would require you to have some basic knowledge of photography.
For me, personally, I have been reading and re-reading the sections on ‘The Digital Darkroom’ and ‘Storage, Back-up, Cataloguing and Distribution’ as they are areas that I’m weak in. Andy has provided an insight into how professional photographers handle and process the digital images.
I’ve also provided some links to a couple of photography-related sites that I visit regularly:
- Digital Photography Review – For news on the latest happenings in digital cameras and technologies. A good collection of reviews of digital cameras. It has quite an active forum as well
- Luminous Landscape – For product reviews and good articles on digital photography
- Photo.net – A place to read reviews of cameras, learn photography techniques, post photos, critique photos posted, and read travel articles.
Contributed by Isaak Kwok, Librarian, Adult and Young People Services
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