Sep 24

The Book that Started it all


Photography Outdoors: A Field Guide for Travel & Adventure Photographers

By: Art Wolfe and Mark Gardner
ISBN 0898864305 / 9780898864304 / 0-89886-430-5
Publisher Mountaineers Books
Now this wasn't the first exposure I had to photography as I already had a very nice Nikon N90s but during my travels in ~1995 with Kettering Summer Field Studies in high school I did not have the SLR, only a Samsung P&S zoom with 6 rolls of film. I picked up this book at a visitor center at one of the many national parks I visited and read, read, and re-read cover to cover until I understood the principles and relationships between ISO, Shutter speed, and Aperture opening. Just reading and knowing wasn't enough, the understanding what was going on and how each of them worked to capture light. This is my recomendation for a book for anyone that would like to get a better understanding of photography. This barely talks about digital photography, but you don't need it to understand the principles of light and light manipulation. This is a very short book and can be read on a short plane ride. Amazon has this book and can be bought for hardly nothing, check it out at the link below. Amazon