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recommended books on photography

Gaining knowledge and experience is a never-ending curve. The following books are good ways to delve further into the subject of lighting, as well as some other related photography topics, including wedding photography.

There is also this list of the best photography books on my bookshelf.


video tutorials to help you with flash photography

If you like learning by seeing best, then these video tutorials will help you with understanding flash photography techniques and concepts. While not quite hands-on, this is as close as we can get to personal instruction. Check out these and other video tutorials and online photography workshops.


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1 Karl Kirchhofer January 28, 2010 at 1:02 pm

Greetings Neil!
I like what you have done here. A lot of work! I picked up your book on using the speedlite and can relate to the approach. I appreciate the starting point suggestions.
I picked up a camera to photograph my work( check out website)as opposed to having a pro shoot it for me. It turns out I enjoy this quite a bit.

Would you have a quick suggestion for a book that can explain why digital cameras use iso and not some -digital only- scale of reference???

Am not afraid of reading some math but prefer a book that can present things in a practical manner.



2 Neil vN February 27, 2010 at 1:41 am

Karl, I guess there’s no other reason for why digital cameras use ISO as a measure of sensitivity, other than THAT is how it has been done for decades. A change now simply wouldn’t take.

It’s for the same reason we still have 24 hrs and 60 mins and 60 seconds .. instead of a metric clock. It’s just how it has been done all this time.

Besides, understanding how ISO is numbered, shouldn’t hold you back. Photographers through all this time have been creating astonishing images, despite this handicap. ; )

Neil vN


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