The only photographic guide you will ever need.
Do you know what “reciprocity failure” is? No? How about “circles of confusion”? These are real photographic terms, and things which you absolutely do not need to know in order to be a great photographer. These are the things that only weight you down, man! Yet, 90% of photographic manuals will teach you these things that you just don’t need to know.
But it will tell you how aperture, shutter speed and ISO work together in order to create your preferred exposure.
As for recipes? How to get that shot? Nope… no recipes here. This is not a recipe book; this book teaches you how to cook, so you can make up your own dishes, not to follow a formula.
Chapter One – The Basics
This section goes into the real brass-tacks basics of photography. Do you not even know which end of a camera to look through – this section will get you to understand how a camera works so that you can start making intelligent decisions.
Chapter Two – Beyond the Basics
If you know how a camera works, now we can start putting it all together and make some more informed choices.
Chapter Three – Advanced Concepts
In this section we go deep, ad we look at things like colour theory, chromatic aberrations, and copyright, contracts and the law.
Chapter Four – Philosophy
The most important chapter in the book. Mastering your equipment only makes you a technical camera operator, not a photographer. This section is intended to help you think about photography, and how to apply technical knowledge in creative ways.