The Digital SLR Handbook, Michael Freeman.
The Digital SLR Handbook tackles head on all the issues with which traditional photographers struggle when getting to grips with shooting digital and digital image processing. This helpful guidebook is structured so as to help any beginners, as well as longstanding professionals. Anyone who dabbles in photography has revered the book for being a valuable asset. The information provided is always constructive, practical, and has helped them in the long run.
Drawing on his own experience and his discussions with fellow photographers, best-selling digital photography author Michael Freeman answers the questions that photographers ask most often, and explains matters they can find confusing or difficult to understand.
From sensors, storage media, and resolution, through formats, histograms, and dynamic range, to digital noise vs. film grain, color management, and image work flow – this book gives you all the information you need.
Comprehensive in its scope and unrivaled in its depth.
The Digital SLR Handbook is the definitive reference source for every professional or enthusiast photographer. We found this to be a firm favorite and one of our best digital photography books reviewed.
Digital Photography for Dummies, Julie King.
The digital aspect of photography is an important milestone for any professional or enthusiast. Once you’ve mastered it, you can expand your knowledge even more. This book will give you a helpful basis for developing your skills, reaching new levels of photography, and becoming an expert. It is very important to always keep yourself up to date.
Julie Adair King, a photographer and graphics-software specialist, deftly explains such concepts as resolution, f-stop, and compression. King is also refreshingly up-front about the differences between film-based and digital photography, spelling out the shortcomings of the latter in the early pages of the book.
The author herself claims this is one of ‘the’ best digital photography books around. We agree. Her advice, from the most basic to the more advanced aspects of the field, is well thought out and simple without being condescending. She informs readers, for example, that you needn’t use high pixel resolutions simply for placing images on a Web page. Such tips come as a relief to fledgling photographers on a budget, or novices who may be led to believe they have to use the highest-quality settings at all times. This was YDP’s selection for ‘best digital photography book’ in January. This is probably the best digital photography book for beginners. A sure fire winner!