The Complete Book of Photography

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All the know-how necessary for the beginner or enthusiatic amateur to produce compelling and stunning pictures

This comprehensive handbook covers every aspect of photography from capture through to output. It gives detailed instruction from the fundamental concepts of exposure, aperture, ISO and shutter speed, image size and format, to an in-depth analysis of composition. Instructive, easy-to-follow text explains the effects of light and color; the use of filters and the choice of lenses, flashes, and other accessories; post-production techniques; noise reduction; and retouching. Technical jargon is clearly explained, with expert advice and invaluable hints and tips given by the combined knowledge and expertise of a team of professional photographers. Practical examples are illustrated with stunning full color photographs and complemented by clear diagrams and charts.


Chris Gatcum is a photographer, journalist, and author. He has been a technical writer for the UK’s longest-standing photography magazine, Amateur Photographer, and his books include Camera Creative, Light & Shoot: 50 Fashion Photos, and Landscape Photography: The Four Seasons.