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Overview

Thoroughly updated, straightforward and entertaining, this is the ultimate source for people seeking how-to advice from the editors and photographers of National Geographic.


It is carefully designed to lead the amateur photographer to better pictures and explains the entire process from choosing a camera and taking the pictures to printing, scanning, and archiving the images.


This guide will inspire you and arm you with the practical know-how to get great images. It is the indispensable reference for photographers everywhere.

Details

  • Softcover
  • 400 pages, 272 color and black-and-white photographs
  • 7 1/2" x 9 3/4"
  • © 2009

Reviews

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National Geographic Ultimate Field Guide to Photography
 
4.0

(based on 6 reviews)

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67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Informative (5)
  • Well written (5)
  • Easy to follow (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Educational (5)
  • Reference (4)
  • Staying informed (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual reader (4)

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Ultimate Field Guide to Photography

By Mario

from Toronto, Ontario, Canada

About Me Everyday Reader

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Broad Appeal
  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Easy To Understand
  • Glossy pages
  • Informative
  • New Ideas
  • Relevant
  • Well Written

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Reference
    • Younger Readers

    Comments about National Geographic Ultimate Field Guide to Photography:

    The book is very well written in a logical manner with different chapters that present new ideas in each chapter. It gives a budding photographer a easy way to learn the art of photography.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Great Book.

    By Mountain hiker

    from San Diego, CA

    About Me Everyday Reader

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Follow
    • Informative
    • Well Written
    • Would Be Good Gift

    Cons

    • Pros May Find Boring

    Best Uses

    • Educational
    • Reference
    • Staying Informed

    Comments about National Geographic Ultimate Field Guide to Photography:

    As a photographer who is always trying to learn new ideas, or get help with problems, I find this book to be a great resource. The chapter headings are clear and the advice given in each section is clear and concise with pictures, illustrations and charts to help. It will be a great reference tool.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    I would buy again

    By Mike

    from Fort Worth, Texas

    About Me Casual Reader

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Informative
    • Quality Photos
    • Well Written

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Educational
      • Reference
      • Staying Informed

      Comments about National Geographic Ultimate Field Guide to Photography:

      exactly what I was looking for

      (13 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Good Book - But Too Basic

      By LV_Bill

      from Las Vegas

      About Me Casual Reader

      Pros

      • Informative
      • Well Written

      Cons

      • Lacks Content

      Best Uses

      • Educational

      Comments about National Geographic Ultimate Field Guide to Photography:

      I bought this book based on the name -- ULTIMATE GUIDE. I was expecting a very advanced tutorial on the techniques used by NG's photographers. There were a few, but the book was primarily a "Photography 101" textbook.

      I was expecting to learn the advanced secrets of great wild life photographers. I wanted to learn how to get the perfect shot of a Serengeti Cheetah in a flat-out 70 mph run.

      To be fair, there are a lot of great photographs, and it is a well-written quality book. But, it's way more elementary than I was expecting. So, don't buy this book if you are looking an "Ultimate Guide".

      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great tool for amateur and professional

      By Speedy

      from Wildomar, California

      About Me Casual Reader

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Follow
      • Informative
      • Quality Photos
      • Up to date information
      • Well Written

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Educational
        • Reference
        • Staying Informed

        Comments about National Geographic Ultimate Field Guide to Photography:

        I purchased this book to learn new techniques and improve my photography. It will also be used as a great reference book.

        (11 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        So-so

        By Tom

        from Montreal, Qc

        About Me Casual Reader

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Follow

        Cons

        • No New Information

        Best Uses

        • Educational

        Comments about National Geographic Ultimate Field Guide to Photography:

        Book may have been updated, but it still feels quite old. You can definitively tell it was not written in/for the digital era...

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