Bryan Peterson’s Understanding Photography Field Guide is aimed at giving the advancing photographer the tools to utilise the manual mode on their DSLR, CSC or compact camera.

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Understanding photography field guide

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By presenting the finer parts of photography in an anecdotal form the text takes a touch longer to get through than a series of tips, but gives an excellent base level of knowledge to work from. Describing ISO, Peterson equates ‘worker bees carry[ing] light to the sensor’, with a ISO 100 having 100 worker bees and so forth.

This illustrative form of text will aid the beginner, but a lack of camera images showing where the settings might be, correct posture etc., is a touch confusing. Overall a decent book that’ll give the new DSLR owner something to chew on.