John Shaw’s Guide To Digital Nature Photography
I love this book!
This book is NOT for those new to photography. It assumes you already have a solid understanding of photography basics such as white balance, f stops and the like. If you are not well versed in photography, this book is not going to teach you the basics. You may want to consider it for future reading, but if you are hoping to learn photography you need to look elsewhere.
If you are already familiar with photography, however, and are looking to possibly learn some new techniques and expand your knowledge a bit, then this is for you! While the book is geared toward nature photography, much of the advice offered can be applied to any style of photography.
I love that the reader is encouraged to experiment and use their own creativity rather than following the advice in the book explicitly. The book focuses on how to achieve the highest quality photographs straight from the camera, without “fixing it on the computer”, which many of today’s photographers use as a fallback for not bothering to learn to properly expose and create their photos.
In reading this book I found myself constantly nodding in agreement, and I myself have said much of what is in this book for years. John Shaw is my photography soul mate, with the exception that he prefers a Nikon system while I prefer Canon.
This would also make a wonderful coffee table book for you or your house guests to flip through and admire the absolutely gorgeous photos that are included.
I would definitely recommend checking out this book if you are into nature photography, or photography in general. If you want to learn more about this book, click here.
I received this book from Blogging For Books for this review.