It seems that every time you turn around someone else is starting their own photography business. They’ve bought a fancy new camera and have mastered the “auto” function. These people have spent hundreds of dollars on a camera and will never learn to use any of the awesome features their camera has. That is what makes you different. You want to learn. You want to know everything that your camera can do. For you, John Shaw’s Guide to Digital Nature Photography is a must have.
First, don’t let the title of this one turn you off. The information in this book will be very beneficial to you no matter what type of photography you are involved in. He covers basics such as aperture, shutter speed, and ISO. That section alone is worth whatever you give for this book.
Next, this book is valuable because of his discussion on gear. If you are starting out in photography and want to be successful, wether as a hobby or business, you will need certain gear. It can be overwhelming to decide exactly what it is that you need. Let John Shaw give you some pointers.
Finally, one of the things I love most about this book is the photography displayed within. He tells you every bit of info about that picture so you can recreate something similar if given the opportunity. There are beautiful pictures on every page of this book. Set it on your coffee table and let others enjoy them.
The bottom line is, if you want to take your photography to the next level, I recommend that you get this book. Especially if you are working on nature photography. Don’t just point and shoot. Learn how to let your camera take your pictures for you.
I received this book for free in exchange for this review.