This book has been written for photographers who want to switch their camera off automatic mode and take control of its image-making potential. With visual examples throughout, it explains how to use the camera's settings and functions to take better and more creative photographs. By introducing new techniques based on concepts already taught, it explains the key principles of camera craft and thereby helps the photographer determine the outcome of the image they take. Many topics are covered including: a guide to photographic equipment; exposure and how to control the shutter, aperture and ISO settings; flash control, metering patterns, focus modes and drive options; colour settings, including white balance, picture styles and colour spaces and digital photographs are explained in terms of histogram, resolution, image size and quality settings.
Tim Savage is a photographer, artist, teacher and writer. He regularly writes and illustrates features for many of the UK photographic magazines. He is known for his creative technical interpretations.