The Expanded Guide >Techniques : Lenses for Digital SLRs

  • Pub date: April 2012
  • ISBN-13: 9781907708343
  • Author: Ross Hoddinott
  • Price: US$ 23.95
  • Binding: PB with flaps
  • No. of pages: 192
  • Photos: Includes photographs
  • Dimensions: 7 x 5-11/16"
  • Color : Full color throughout

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The Expanded Guide >Techniques : Lenses for Digital SLRs

This new series of Expanded Guides focuses on photographic techniques not only to give you a comprehensive grounding in the subject but also takes you a step further to enable you to get much more from your photography. Expert advice, with useful hints and tips, is given by professional photographers, using practical examples of techniques for clarity, illustrated in full color with the aid of clear diagrams and charts.

It's very easy, when investing in new camera gear, to put all your energy into choosing the right body, only for that most crucial of factors - the lens - to become an almost secondary consideration. Lenses for Digital SLRs: The Expanded Guide, redresses that balance. Covering everything from focal length to depth of field, prime versus zoom lenses, and specialist optics, this book manages to unravel the technicalities of lenses while remaining comprehensible and reader-friendly.

Throughout the book, the reader is guided through basic terminology, common focal lengths, what optical quality means in terms of the photographs they take, and eventually comes to understand the anatomy of the camera lens and its effect on the image.

The book contains:

  • Chapters on modern lens technology, wide-angle, standard and specialist lenses, the digital darkroom and more.
  • Concise, clear information for beginner to intermediate level photographers.
  • All illustrated in the author's trademark style of inspirational yet accessible photography.

The book comes with a pullout quick reference card.

About the Author: Ross Hoddinott is a rising name in the world of photography. Since winning the junior section of the BBC's Countryfile competition in 1991, and going on to win the BBC Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year award in 1995, Ross's work has been a regular feature of photographic and wildlife magazines. These include Outdoor Photography, Practical Photography, Photography Monthly, BBC Wildlife and many more.

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