Understanding Exposure (Bryan Peterson)

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You'll read this book cover to cover 6 times and every read will be a revelation. A book like this is a key to understanding which keeps you going in photography. It explains exposure in a way you can graduate to more technical guides or simply work it out on your own. But even advanced concepts are conveyed in a simple, comprehensible way. After reading the first few pages, you'll have more "ah-ha!" moments, than from any other book. He does an excellent job of explaining the hows and whys behind all the technicalities. It is so honest, clear, focused and inspiring, and gives you so much confidence that you'll want to jump out of bed, grab your gear and shoot the night away. This book is timeless! He wrote it in 1990, but he can claim it was written just last month and nobody would notice.