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    • Publication date:11 Nov 2013
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    • Publication date:01 Sep 2017

The Beginner's Guide to Photography

Capturing the Moment Every Time, Whatever Camera You Have

By Haje Jan Kamps

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  • £14.99

Forget about confusing jargon and technicalities: just take great photos, whatever your camera.



Photography is a big part of our lives, and we all take photos all the time. By understanding just a few basics of how your camera - or your phone - works, you'll find yourself able to take more exciting, stand-out photos.

Within a few pages you'll be able to speak with confidence to photographers about exposure settings, decide what lighting or lenses will lift a scene, or what tactics you can use to make your subject look more interesting.

The book also covers the basics of managing, editing & sharing your collection of digital images so you're not at the mercy of the software that was bundled with your phone.

Biographical Notes

Haje Jan Kamps set up his first photo website at the age of 16 and is now one of the world's best-read photography bloggers; his site photocritic.org has thousands of visitors every day. Shooting with any camera he can, including his smartphone, he has built a successful freelance career, and written books for serious professionals and hobbyists alike.

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  • ISBN: 9781781575109
  • Publication date: 01 Sep 2017
  • Page count: 176
  • Imprint: Ilex Press
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