Everything you need to know about photography, both digital and film, written by a team of experts. This comprehensive and superbly illustrated guide covers all aspects from basic composition to the latest digital know-how and digital darkroom techniques. Practical, inspiring and informative, Collins Complete Photography Manual takes you from choosing the right camera and understanding what different lenses can achieve, to creating the best possible composition. In addition, key techniques, such as image manipulation, are illustrated with stunning images and accompanied by easy-to-follow jargon-free text.There are separate sections on different themes, such as landscapes and nature, still life and sports shots, architecture, weddings, animals, and how to take a good portrait. In addition, professional tips throughout help you to avoid potential problems and show you how to get the best out of your camera and raise your level of photography.
Steve Bavister, a successful freelance photographer, has edited and contributed to a range of leading publications and has almost 20 books on photography to his name. Lee Frost is a freelance photographer who leads workshops in the UK and overseas. He has written numerous books and articles. Rod Lawton specialises in digital imaging and has been writing on the subject for more than 15 years. Marek Czarnecki is one of Poland's leading commercial photographers.