Rick Sammon's Exploring the Light

Rick Sammon's Exploring the Light

Making the Very Best In-camera Exposures

Book - 2008
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Light is the essence of photography. Follow master photographer Rick Sammon at dawn in Kenya or nighttime in Miami as he demonstrates how to achieve the best composition with the available light, which camera settings are best suited to existing conditions, and how to obtain the best exposures in challenging situations. Sammon shows how to make photographs instead of just taking them, providing the tools necessary to take artistic command of the images you create. Drawing on intuitive analogies and technical tips, his in-depth lessons on light apply to every style and subject of photography.In this beginner-to-intermediate-level guide, Sammon also teaches how to "rescue" potentially imperfect exposures with the resources available to the digital SLR camera owner. Technical exposure information images where relevant.
Uniform Title: Exploring the light
Publisher: New York : W. W. Norton, c2008
Characteristics: 253 p. : ill. ; 26 cm
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780393331233 (pbk.)
Call Number: 778.7 SAMMON
Alternative Title: Exploring the light


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Dec 19, 2010

Useless. Lots of bad pictures and vague descriptions and little information. Most newspaper articles are far better.

Mar 22, 2010

A good overview on light and the different exposure modes available on todays digital cameras. The aim is to help you get proper exposure of digital images.The first 100 pages or so tell what can be done with examples, the rest explains HOW to do it using the different exposure modes.

Apr 14, 2009

Rick Sammon's book succeeds in two areas where a number of digital photography books fail.

For one thing, the book does not focus on post-processing technques the way that most digital photography books do these days. Instead, this book is about getting the exposure correct in the camera so that you don't need to spend massive amounts of time afterwards in post-processing.

As well, the book shows some of the authors before and after photos as well as some of his 'outtakes' where he explains what went wrong. A pet peeve of mine is that a number of authors of digital photography books only show their top images, so you don't get to learn from their mistakes.


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