If you're a beginner photographer, this book can save you hundreds of dollars. If you're a seasoned pro, it can save you thousands. By helping you choose the best equipment for your budget and style of photography, this book can drastically improve the quality of your pictures.
In this book, award-winning author and photographer Tony Northrup explains explains what all your camera, flash, lens, and tripod features do, as well as which are worth paying for and which you can simply skip. Tony provides information specific to your style of photography, whether you're a casual photographer or you're serious about portraits, landscapes, sports, wildlife, weddings, or even macro.
For the casual reader, Tony provides quick recommendations to allow you to get the best gear for your budget, without spending days researching. If you love camera gear, you'll be able to dive into 200 pages of detailed information covering Nikon, Canon, Sony, Micro Four-Thirds, Olympus, Samsung, Leica, Mamiya, Hasselblad, Fuji, Pentax, Tamron, Sigma, Yongnuo, PocketWizard, Phottix, Pixel King, and many other manufacturers.
Camera technology changes fast, and this book keeps up. Tony updates this book several times per year, and buying the book gives you a lifetime subscription to the updated content. You'll always have an up-to-date reference on camera gear right at your fingertips.
Here are just some of the topics covered in the book:
What should my first camera be?
Which lens should I buy?
Should I buy Canon, Nikon, or Sony?
Is a mirrorless camera or a DSLR better for me?
Do I need a full frame camera?
Is it safe to buy generic lenses and flashes?
What's the best landscape photography gear?
Which portrait lens and flash should I buy?
What gear do I need to photograph a wedding?
How can I get great wildlife shots on a budget?
Which sports photography equipment should I purchase?
Should I buy zooms or primes?
Is image stabilization worth the extra cost?
Which type of tripod should I buy?
Which wireless flash system is the best for my budget?
How can I save money by buying used?
What kind of computer should I get for photo editing?
Which brand of lights should I buy for studio portraits?
What equipment do I need for on-location portrait shoots?
When you buy this book, you'll be able to immediately read the book online. You'll also be able to download it in PDF, .mobi, and .epub formats--every popular format for your computer, tablet, smartphone, or eReader!
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Most Complete Book of Photo Gear
Tony and Chelsea Northrup have consistently shared their extensive knowledge about photography with their huge following on Youtube (among other places).
In the Photography Buying Guide, Tony and Chelsea cover the important bits you will want to consider when planning to purchase camera bodies, lenses, flashes, flash triggers, studio and portrait lighting, tripods, computers, gear to be used under water and a separate chapter for each of the main players in DSLRs, mirrorless and micro four-thirds (Nikon, Canon, Sony etc etc)
It is laid out in such a way that you can go directly to what you're curious about and the information is right there. Even if you have questions, you can ask Tony via email or through the various forums that you will gain access to once registered as a member.
I bought mine as an eBook through iTunes and to add to the value, I will receive updates forever at no extra cost. You won't find that arrangement anywhere else for photography books.
The videos that go with the book help to further illustrate the gear in question.
I love learning all I can about photography and I have never been disappointed with anything that Tony and Chelsea Northrup have created either in print or on video. The Photography Buying Guide is an excellent reference book.