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Meta Reviews The Best Digital Photography Books

The Best Digital Photography Books and Training Classes for Beginners

In this Digital Photography Reviews Section, Meta Reviews The Best Digital Photography Books and Digital Photography Training Classes for Beginners!

Learning about Digital Photography doesn’t have to cost a small fortune when it comes to purchasing The Best Digital Photography Books and Photography Training Classes!

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Meta Reviews The Best Digital Photography Training Books for Beginners

Sony's a77 II SLT Cameras

The Complete Guide to Sony’s Alpha 77 II (PDF)

– Gary L. Friedman

If you own a Sony a77 II Digital Camera, you must buy this book! This very easy-to-understand yet thorough guide provides a complete Sony a77 II Digital Camera instruction manual which explains each setting in plain English and provides hundreds of visual examples as well. There is no better way to learn about and get the most out of the Sony a77 II Digital Camera. Legendary Minolta and Sony Digital Camera Expert, Gary Friedman, includes his Detailed Printable Reference Cards. This Reference Book and Reference Cards are Highly Recommended for all Sony Digital Camera Photographers!

Download Color PDF Version (599 Pages $26.45).


Black and White Paperback Book Edition

Meta Reviews The Best Macro Photography Training Classes for Beginners

Mastering Macro Photography

Mastering Macro Photography – Computer Training Class

– Tim Grey

Macro Photography and Close-Up Photography opens up a whole new world of image-making possibilities. By getting very close to their photographic subjects, viewers will find new ways to express their creativity, create unique images, and better understand the capabilities of their equipment. Book and Computer Disc – For Mac and PC. Highly Recommended Macro Photography Training!

Meta’s Reviews The Best Hummingbird Photography Books for Beginners

Hummingbirds of North America The Photographic Guide

Hummingbirds of North America: The Photographic Guide

– Steve N. G. Howell

Well known and respected Hummingbird tour leader and author, Steve Howell, has made a particular study of the finer points of Hummingbirds. Over 200 stunning Hummingbird Photographs complement this highly recommended Hummingbird Photography Book. Some Hummingbird species feature as many as 14 different Hummingbird Photographs in each set.
Hummingbirds of North America The Photographic Guide

Hummingbirds of North America: Attracting, Feeding and Photographing

– Dan True

Professional Hummingbird Photographer Dan True conveys his passion for these buzzing aeronauts by describing all 16 species of North American Hummers, listing their favorite flowers and going into detail about their habits, courtship and distribution. Dan then tells us How To Photograph Hummingbirds as he does with such consummate skill. Here in one Hummingbird book is all you could hope to know about our Hummingbirds.

Meta Reviews The Best Hummingbird Feeders for Hummingbird Photography

Perky Pet Red Glass Hummingbird Feeder

Meta has Field Tested many commercial Hummingbird Feeders on her front porch in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina. She attracts the most Hummingbirds with her 8 oz. Perky Pet Red Glass Hummingbird Feeder. The bright red glass attracts the Hummingbirds without the use of harmful red dye. The bottle is made of heavy red glass, so it’s easier to clean than plastic models, and it doesn’t blow around in the wind. The yellow plastic bee guards are optional and can be easily removed if not needed. Cleaning is super easy using a Baby Bottle Brush with Nipple Cleaner.

No Boil Hummingbird Nectar: Take 1 liter of bottled Spring Water. Pour out 200ml. Fill with Super Fine Sugar. Shake and Store in Fridge.

Meta Reviews The Best Digital Photography Books for Beginners

The Digital Photography Books

The Digital Photography Books – The Boxed Set

– Scott Kelby

Digital Photographer Scott Kelby tackles the most important side of digital photography – How To take pro-quality shots using the same tricks today’s top digital pros use. Each chapter is packed with plain English tips on using flash, shooting close-up photography, travel photography, shooting people, and even How To build a digital photography studio from scratch, where he demystifies the process so anyone can start taking pro-quality portraits today!
Bird Photography

Bird Photography

– Mark B. Smith

Avid birder and wildlife photographer Mark Smith takes you under his wing and shows you How To start capturing your own breathtaking images of birds by explaining everything you need to know about bird photography in an easy to understand conversational tone that makes sense out of the often confusing jargon of the bird photography world!
The Art of Photography

The Art of Photography

– Bruce Barnbaum

Newly revised edition of the classic book The Art of Photography: An Approach to Personal Expression. The Art of Photography has sold well over 100,000 copies and has firmly established itself as the most readable, understandable, and complete textbook on photography!
Close-Up and Macro Photography: Art and Techniques

Close-Up and Macro Photography: Art and Techniques

– John Humphrey

High magnification Photography or Macro Photography and Close-Up Photography is immensely exciting and rewarding. Through the close up lens, everyday objects produce striking images, and small creatures show amazing detail that usually goes unnoticed.
Close-Up Photography in Nature

Close-Up Photography in Nature

– John and Barbara Gerlach

Capturing the grandeur of landscapes or mood of a certain natural light is challenging but often the simple details of a texture or color evade photographers most of all. Learn the tips and techniques necessary to successfully photograph the beauty all around you.
Macro Photography

Macro Photography

– Alan L. Detrick

Macro Photography for Gardeners and Nature Lovers provides exactly the information that aspiring nature photographers, no matter their level of skill, need to take their nature photos to the next level.
Extreme Close-Up Photography and Focus Stacking

Extreme Close-Up Photography and Focus Stacking

– Julian Cremoria

This practical book explains what is meant by Macro Photography and How To get even closer to the subject: not just a close up of a butterfly, but details of the eye and wing scales. These techniques, suited to any budget, look at ways to photograph virtually any creature, whether terrestrial, marine, or from freshwater.
Extreme Macro

Extreme Macro – The Art of Patience

– John Kimbler

A tabletop book on above life size macro Photography with tips and tricks on How To take the images. Included is the image that won the “Digital Photographer Magazine’s” Macro Photographer of the Year in 2009.
Close Ups In Nature

Close-Ups In Nature

– John Shaw

One of the country’s foremost nature photographers offers close up techniques and covers exposure, equipment and composition along with special equipment and lenses.
North Carolina's Best Wildflower Hikes

North Carolina’s Best Wildflower Hikes

– Kevin Adams

This book describes hike mileage, types of flowers, and seasons for finding wildflowers in the Western North Carolina Mountains. It recommends certain hikes for specific seasons. It has spring, summer and fall wildflowers, but mostly spring.
A Field Guide to Wildflowers of the Eastern United States

A Field Guide to Wildflowers of the Eastern United States

– Tom Knight

This unique book comes with a DVD with screensaver and rolling images of wildflowers, in addition to 182 color photos of wildflowers found throughout the Eastern United States. Detailed text, close up photos of leaf images, and stunningly clear flower detail enhance identification.
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