Jeff Revell is probably one of the most underrated authors in his field. My guess is because he tends to write books for specific camera models and people mistake his books for user-manual-replacements. I bought his D5000 book along with my first DSLR. It was the best money I spent on Photography. Not because it taught me how to use my camera, which it did, but because it taught me so much more about photography as I was starting out. Since then I have moved on to more advanced and inspirational books, but I still go back to this book from time to time. For starting out or getting over the initial learning curve, Jeff Revell's series of books is one of the best.
His latest addition on Exposure stays true to its predecessors. There is some repeated material from the camera series. But it is a welcome refresher and goes in-depth into a topic any photographer should revisit. As the title suggests, this isn't a book for advanced photographer. But for beginners and enthusiasts... read more
OK, but contains information from other books by same publisher
By Flyin' Hawaiian - May 3, 2011
I purchased this book along with the Nikon D7000 book from the same publisher. The information in this book is for the beginner photographers and is of average content adequate for that level. More advanced shooters (beginners too)will probably find Bryan Peterson's book Understanding Exposure more suitable. What I found disappointing was that there were numerous paragraphs in this book that were word-for-word from the Nikon D7000 book. Understandably, there are only so many ways to explain a subject, however the content is copied in its entirety. In college they called this plagiarism and the result would be expulsion. Each book was written by different authors, but both are from Peachpit Press. In either book, no credit is given to the other author.
Love this book!
By Chris B. - September 8, 2012
This book is so good! I am finally getting a grip on not only how my camera works, but how to get some great photos.
Nikon's new D3000 is a perfect entry-level DSLR. This book is for anyone who upgrades from their point-and-shoot, or for anyone who wants to jump into photography with the control and capabilities of ...