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Old 12-22-2010, 03:56 PM   #1
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I was wondering if anyone out there could recommend a good photography book for someone that is into photography, but has probably never taken any classes. Something that had techniques and cool ideas. Anything like that exist out there? I'm trying to find a good gift for my brother in law. Thanks for any help!

 
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Old 12-22-2010, 04:03 PM   #2
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What type of shots does he typically take? Do you know the camera he has?

 
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Old 12-22-2010, 04:09 PM   #3
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I wish I knew what camera he was using these days, I'll try to find out. He takes a pretty wide range of shots - most of it is just for general use. They like the outdoors, so a lot of landscapes and just whatever they see when they're out and traveling.

 
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Old 12-22-2010, 04:11 PM   #4
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I should say that I know I can walk into any bookstore and find a ton of choices, but was hoping for a recommendation since I don't know what to look for. I'd hate to get a crappy book that he never uses.

 
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Old 12-22-2010, 04:12 PM   #5
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You should at least find out if he uses either a DSLR, point and shot or a traditional film camera.

 
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Old 12-22-2010, 04:13 PM   #6
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Tough one without knowing what he already has. Most pros have a few special tools, like filters and lenses, lighting equipment, etc. Some of it is pretty pricey.

I started to get into Kite Aerial Photography, but kind of dropped it due to house projects that came up. Fly a kite up in the air with a special mount attached and have it fire off shots from the sky. Lots of different ways to fire the camera, from a single shot on a mechanical timer, to remote control shutter release via RC controller. You kind of gotta have a decent amount of steady breeze to pull it off though...

 
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Old 12-22-2010, 04:13 PM   #7
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If you are looking for a great general phtography book that isn't camera or even digital/film specific then this is the book you are looking for.
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Old 12-22-2010, 04:20 PM   #8
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You should at least find out if he uses either a DSLR, point and shot or a traditional film camera.
He definitely uses a digital camera, that I know. The last one he handed down to me was a Cybershot DSC-F707. No idea what he upgraded to though.

 
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Old 12-22-2010, 04:23 PM   #9
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If you are looking for a great general phtography book that isn't camera or even digital/film specific then this is the book you are looking for.
That is great, exactly what I was looking for. Kind of like the Palmer of homebrewing.

 
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Old 12-22-2010, 04:27 PM   #10
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I'm being told he uses a Nikon D200. Thanks for all of the quick replies.

 
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