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Seeking Book Recommendation

Postby BSquared » Mon Aug 15, 2016 11:59 am

A grandson, age 15, has developed a recent interest in photography, and my daughter suggested I get him a photography book for an upcoming birthday. She recommended any Ansel Adams collection, but I'm guessing that's just the only name that popped into her head when she combined my love of mountains with my grandson's new interest. The ideal book would be a combination of inspiration (for which Ansel would fit the bill perfectly, of course) and at least a few tips and suggestions, preferably consonant with the digital age (obviously Ansel Adams books would not help here). To my mind, neither a pure instructional book ("How to Take Beautiful Picture of the Mountains" ;) ) or a pure coffee-table folio would be quite right, rather some combination of the two.

I with I could give more details about the grandson's specific interest, equipment, and current abilities, but he lives several thousand miles away, and we don't see each other that often. :crybaby: So, I'll just have to go with what I've got.

Suggestions? Naturally I've waited until the last minute, and I'll have to hit Amazon (or the equivalent) in the next couple of days.

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Re: Seeking Book Recommendation

Postby maverick » Mon Aug 15, 2016 1:38 pm

These are good online classes and their free: https://www.creativelive.com/photography
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Re: Seeking Book Recommendation

Postby rlown » Mon Aug 15, 2016 5:59 pm

or http://photodoto.com/photography-books-for-beginners/ if you want a real book. Turn on your ad blocker first :)

You buying the camera or is his mom? We bought our daughter a Nikon decades ago, and she always gravitated towards B&W pics. So many choices...

The best way to learn is the basics (the book) and LOTs of practice and identifying what one likes.. Mav and SSSDave can probably speak to that aspect more appropriately.
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