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Digital Photography Books For Beginners

Meta Reviews Digital Photography Books For Beginners, Including Sony Alpha Reference Guides, Minolta AF Lens Guides, Macro Photography Books, Hummingbird Photography Books, Wildflower Photography Books, Waterfall Books and Astrophotography Books.

Meta shoots with Sony a77 II Cameras and Vintage Minolta AF Lenses.

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Reviews Sony Alpha Digital Photography Reference Guides




Complete Guide to Sony’s Alpha 77 II
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– Gary Friedman

If you own a Sony a77 II Camera, you must get this book! This very easy-to-understand yet thorough guide provides a complete Sony a77 II 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 Camera. Legendary Minolta and Sony Alpha Camera Expert, Gary Friedman, includes his Detailed Printable Reference Cards. This Reference Book and Reference Cards are Recommended for all Sony Alpha Camera Photographers!



Complete Guide to Sony’s Alpha 99 II
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– Gary Friedman

If you own a Sony a99 II Camera, you must get this book! This very easy-to-understand yet thorough guide provides a complete Sony a99 II 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 a99 II Camera. Legendary Minolta and Sony Alpha Camera Expert, Gary Friedman, includes his Detailed Printable Reference Cards. This Reference Book and Reference Cards are Recommended for all Sony Alpha Camera Photographers!



Minolta Maxxum SLR Cameras
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– Carl Shipman

Complete Handbook for Minolta 5000, Minolta 7000, Minolta 9000 Film Cameras, Minolta AF Lenses, Minolta Flash Units, Data Backs and Program Backs, and other system accessories and applications! 160 pages with color and black and white illustrations. Reviews Minolta AF Lenses. 1989 Edition. 192 Pages.



Minolta SLR Camera Guide
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– Minolta

This Minolta SLR Camera Book describes how to operate Minolta SLR Film Cameras and Minolta AF Lenses. Table of Contents includes; Minolta Film Cameras, Minolta AF Lenses, Exposure and Film, Filters and Front-End Attachments, Minolta Flash Units and Topics and Techniques. Appendix lists Minolta Film Camera Specifications. 1989 Edition. 192 Pages.



HOYA Filter Size Guide
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– HOYA Corporation 1985 Edition

This Rare 1985 HOYA Filter Size Guide Book lists hundreds of cameras and lenses. Each entry is for a camera with a fixed lens or an interchangeable lens. Shows the correct size filter each requires. Size is 8” x 6”, 170 pages.



Reviews Macro Photography Books




Macro and Close-Up Photography
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– Cyrill Harnischmacher

This book also offers insights about macro photo composition, discussing light, color, camera position, and focus. With more than 600 images and figures illustrating the various ways readers can document the world of the infinitesimal, this book is not only a technical guide, but also a source of inspiration giving readers ideas to run with and make their own. Finally, this book also includes do-it-yourself projects, offering solutions both for everyday shooting as well as for dealing with specific situations unique to macro photography and close-up photography.



Close-Up and Macro Photography
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– 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
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– 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 necessary to successfully photograph the beauty all around you.



Macro Photography
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– 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 Macro
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– 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.



Reviews Hummingbird Photography Books




Hummingbirds of North America
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– 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
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– 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 Learn How To Photograph Hummingbirds as he does with such consummate skill. Here in one Hummingbird book is all you could hope to know about Hummingbirds.



Reviews Wildflower Photography Books




North Carolina's Best Wildflower Hikes
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– Kevin Adams

This North Carolina book describes hike mileage, types of flowers, and seasons for finding wildflowers in the 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
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– 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.



Wildflowers of the Atlantic Southeast
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– Laura Cotterman

This colorful book is an authoritative trail side reference for hikers, naturalists, gardeners, and anyone wishing to learn more about the region’s diverse flora. This comprehensive guide describes and illustrates more than 1,200 species, including perennials and annuals, both native and naturalized non-native. More than 1,300 superb color shoots, 1,200 range maps, and a user friendly organization by color and other observable traits make identification easy.



Reviews Waterfall Photography Books




North Carolina Waterfalls
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– Keven Adams

Since its original publication in 1994, North Carolina Waterfalls has been the most comprehensive guide available to one of the prime natural features of the Tar Heel State. This new edition includes over 600 waterfalls, with detailed directions and trail and beauty ratings for the major waterfalls on public land. For the first time, waterfalls located on private land will be listed, although directions won’t be provided.



Reviews Astrophotography Books




Photography Night Sky
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– Jennifer Wu and James Martin

Photography: Night Sky will give you the tips you need to take stunning night sky shoots in the dark. You’ll learn how to overcome the unique issues that confront nighttime photographers and capture images of which you’ll be proud. This clear and practical guide will help photographers of all levels portray the stunning spectacle of the night sky, preserving those special memories and moments from a life outdoors.



Night Sky Photography
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– Adam Woodworth

When the night sky transforms terrestrial landscapes into otherworldly works of art, you need to know the professional techniques for capturing your own nocturnal masterpieces. This complete course combines the classic beauty of landscapes with the vast, exotic universe of astrophotography, using tried-and-tested methods that guarantee stellar results. You’ll learn what gear you need and how to make the most of it; clever tricks for squeezing out every drop of image quality from a pitch-black scene; and straightforward post-production workflows to create compelling compositions of the cosmos.






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