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Ten Photo Assignments

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Become a Better Digital Photographer, One Assignment at a Time

There is no better way to learn than by doing. While theories, histories, best practices, and sciences ground a thorough knowledge of any subject, at some point you have to apply that information to truly garner knowledge.

This book provides real-world assignments that guide prospective photographers to a true understanding and mastery of the craft. Each assignment includes a list of goals, detailed instructions, illustrations, and examples. Individual assignments build on one another, allowing your mastery to grow as the book continues.

Learn about the capabilities and limitations of your equipment; the proper ways to expose a scene for digital capture; dos and don'ts of cropping and scene placement; how to color manage a scene in-camera; and how to see, manipulate, and augment light to obtain the best possible native files.


On Dec 17 Aaron Sumner wrote: Thorough exercises on using DSLR cameras
Ten Photo Assignments by Amanda Quintenz-Fielder offers ten advanced exercises in photographic technique and principles, in a book format. If you've got the gear gear, a little bit of understanding of that gear, and some patience to work through the assignments in the book then this may be a good purchase for you. Full Review  >

Rating: StarStarStarStarStar3.0

On Dec 13 Shawn Day wrote: Hands-On Photo Expertise in Your Own Time
This is a superbly fashioned instruction course for those who want to go beyond photographic snaps and start to think about what makes a photo particularly remarkable. Although it won't provide a simple formula to turn you into a photographic expert, what it does do is provide a series of "assignments" focusing on particular aspects that can be explored to both enjoy getting deeper into the photographic experience, but also moving beyond the snapshot. Full Review  >

Rating: StarStarStarStarStar4.0

On Nov 9 Kiatikun Luangkesorn wrote:
At its base level, photography is a craft and skill. And to learn it well you need to practice it deliberately until the fundamentals are sound and intuitive. This book will take you there. But its title is somewhat deceptive (and maybe there is no title that would work in a book like that) because it is not a standard set of assignments (and I dock a star just for that). Perhaps this book is the Études of digital photography, focusing on getting the technical aspects of photography right. But the artistry is something to be developed elsewhere. Full Review  >

Rating: StarStarStarStarStar3.0

On Oct 23 Richard Backhouse wrote:
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