Authors: Tom and Michelle Grimm
ISBN: 978-0-452-28955-0
Publisher:  Penguin Group

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Michelle & Tom Grimm have put together a great introduction to Digital Photography. With copious photographs to illustrate many of the discussed topics, the book is a reference useful to the beginner and the professional alike. Even if the photographer only wants to touchup photos that they have already taken, this is a step-by-step guide of what works and what does not.

Following a logical progression, the first section introduces style, format, and purpose. This is followed by a concise, but thorough, treatment of cameras and accessories. It discusses that advantages and disadvantages of many types. The main goal is to provide the new user with an overview of what is available, what is reasonable to expect and how much time and other resources the user wishes to invest.

Following these initial sections, the Grimm’s lead the reader through the process of photo clean-up (including retouching) and the use of photo-editing software. Outputting images to print, disk, or to a web site is an extensive discussion, techniques and problems with storage are discovered, including what different types are available and what are the most useful for which purpose, completes the book.

The table of contents contains helpful descriptions of each section. A glossary of terms with excellent definitions is appended, followed by a website list and finally includes an index. These combine to make a great reference manual for the most expert photographer.

The illustrative photos reference both the related passage near their placement, but also any other sections pertinent to the discussion. With description sections, technique sections and then external references the Grimm’s have created a general coverage of all the topics related to this. However, it is not purported to be complete and is not for people who are more experienced with photography.

However, the amount of information provided is much greater than would initially appear from the book’s outer appearance. As shown above, it is inclusive and thorough enough to help a user create really good photographs.

I recommend that this be read by anyone considering the purchase of a digital camera. Professionals should keep a copy nearby for reference purposes.

Click Here To Purchase The Basic Book of Digital Photography: How to Shoot, Enhance, and Share Your Digital Pictures