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The Nuts and Bolts of Photography: A Beginner’s Guide

Though I rarely do actual “reviews” on the MCP Blog, I wanted to let you know of a product that is catered to photographers who are just beginning to learn their cameras. I get emails all the time asking basic questions such as “how do I know whether I should change my ISO or my aperture?” or “How do you get your shots in focus with good background blur?” I try and cover a huge range of topics on both photography and Photoshop, with some business and fun stuff thrown in.  I do cover some of these topics here and there, but not in an orderly fashion (point A to B to C).

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When Darren Rowse, the well-known Pro-blogger and owner of the Digital Photography School, sent me his latest creation, I was excited to check it out. One of his top writers, Neil Creek, crafted this 64 page e-book called Photo Nuts and Bolts: Know Your Camera and Take Better Photos. It also comes with a printable pocket guide if you buy this week.

It explains all of the basics, both from a technical and then a practical standpoint. If you are a beginner, do not understand ISO, shutter speed and aperture, or if you still prefer run to the “green little box” atop your camera, you will want to check this book out. I love the animated graphics in the book, as well as the links to more resources on the topics, things you cannot get from a print book.

Plus they have a money back guarantee in case this book is not what you were hoping for. If you are a professional photographer and/or have been shooting confidently in manual and have a good grasp on focus and light, I would not recommend this book for you, as you will know most of what is taught already.

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Here is a list of the topics covered:

Lesson 1 – Light and the Pinhole Camera
Lesson 2 – Lenses and Focus
Lesson 3 – Lenses, Light and Magnification
Lesson 4 – Exposure and Stops
Lesson 5 – Aperture
Lesson 6 – Shutter
Lesson 7 – ISO
Lesson 8 – The Light Meter
Lesson 9 – White Balance
Lesson 10 – Metering Modes and Exposure Compensation

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 The Nuts and Bolts of Photography: A Beginners Guide

Jodi Friedman, MCP Actions

Jodi Friedman is the founder of MCP Actions. She designs popular Photoshop actions and Lightroom presets that make editing faster, easier and more fun.

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    [...] 1 votes vote The Nuts and Bolts of Photography: A Beginner’s Guide Though I rarely do actual “reviews” on the MCP Blog, I wanted to let you know of a [...]

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    Laura says:

    just bought my copy :) Thanks for the review and recommendation!

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    Amy Romeu says:

    I just bought a copy, too, based on your review and recommendation. Thanks!

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