There is a book that I highly recommend for those of you who want to learn more about photography.
The book is entitled, Understanding Exposure, by Bryan Peterson (Revised Edition).
I have read/perused many books and websites this year. I learned the meaning of the words “aperture,” “ISO,” and “shutter speed.” But it wasn’t until I read this book that all of that clicked together in my mind. This is the book that sent me into Manual mode.
It is very readable and not at all too technical (even though he gives technical information). There are sections on exposure, aperture, shutter speed, light, special techniques and filters and film vs. digital. He uses metaphor to explain what can be complicated ideas or terms. You can read about “The Sky Brothers” and “Mr. Green Jeans” as well as learn how to get the best “creatively correct” exposure for your shot.
I cannot recommend this book highly enough. If you want to improve your photography, this is a must read.
You can check out Peterson’s portfolio HERE.
Buy a copy of Understanding Exposure: How to Shoot Great Photographs with a Film or Digital Camera (Updated Edition) on Amazon.com.