I was really lucky to win this book from Goodreads giveaways It is fabulous The author clearly explains all the details from the various buttons and settings on the camera and what they do to the various lenses and filters to the different types of lighting.The book is full of gorgeous photographs with tips on how to take a similar shot What equipment and settings you need are all laid out I found many helpful tips in this book.My sister is the photographer in the family so I now see a Christ I was really lucky to win this book from Goodreads giveaways It is fabulous The author clearly explains all the details from the various buttons and settings on the camera and what they do to the various lenses and filters to the different types of lighting.The book is full of gorgeous photographs with tips on how to take a similar shot What equipment and settings you need are all laid out I found many helpful tips in this book.My sister is the photographer in the family so I now see a Christmas present in her future This book covers a lot of scenarios with useful tips and tricks for every one of them Although some photos don t feel quite spectacular, all are good examples of what they re explaining It s a short read book and I feel it s a must have for every beginner photographer out there and maybe not just beginners Loved this book It will stay on my shelf as a reference book for as long as I have shelves to put it on Not my cup of tea so passing it along for all you photography fans and I know there s many of you Not my cup of tea so passing it along for all you photography fans and I know there s many of you Gorgeous full color photography how to book gathers the best photo tips from professionals and amateurs, as well as how to use all the latest technologyFrom the shutter snapping experts at Popular Photography magazine, Take Your Best Shot takes your from camera novice to point and shoot pro Learn how to set up flattering window lit portraits capture breathtaking underwater images take eye defying motion blur action shots shoot surprising abstract compositions all with the help of this manual s collection of tips from pro photographers Take Your Best Shot starts with expansive sections on basic gear and camera functions, and then devotes entire chapters to photographing people, places, and things, offering insightful techniques for taking impressive photos Includes illustrated step by step how tos and diagrams that break down each shot so it s as easy as An excellent roadmap to the joys of photography Even experienced photographs will find it a vivid reminder of what first sparked their passion for photography Brian Smith, Pulitzer Prize winning photographer What s not to love Smart, fun, fresh, and hip to history, this is a really hot book that comforts the beginner and challenges the old pro Anthony Bannon, Director of the George Eastman House, International Museum of Photography Film