Please note: In order to keep Hive up to date and provide users with the best features, we are no longer able to fully support Internet Explorer. The site is still available to you, however some sections of the site may appear broken. We would encourage you to move to a more modern browser like Firefox, Edge or Chrome in order to experience the site fully.

Take Better Photos: Teach Yourself, Paperback / softback Book

Take Better Photos: Teach Yourself Paperback / softback

Part of the Teach Yourself - General series

Paperback / softback


Is this the right book for me?Take Better Photos: Teach Yourself is your complete guide to all the practical know-how, technical information and creative insight that will turn you into a confident user of your camera.

Covering the very latest in equipment, with essential and straightforward guides to all the techniques - from exposure to use of flash - it will also teach you how to use digital manipulation, software and all the other technology that will make your pictures strong and memorable.

It explains how to do everything from choosing the camera that's right for you to composing your shots, and features more than 200 inspirational and insightful images on an accompanying CD, along with helpful screengrabs showing you how to get the desired result on screen and paper alike.

Take Better Photos includes:Chapter 1: Choose a cameraChapter 2: LensesChapter 3: Digital equipmentChapter 4: FiltersChapter 5: Making the most of flashChapter 6: Useful accessoriesChapter 7: Apertures and shutter speedChapter 8: Exposure and meteringChapter 9: Understanding lightChapter 10: Composing a pictureChapter 11: Black and white photographyChapter 12: Digital image processingChapter 13: Creative digital techniquesChapter 14: Digital printingChapter 15: PortraitureChapter 16: Photographing children and babiesChapter 17: LandscapesChapter 18: Holidays and travelChapter 19: Night and low-light photographyChapter 20: Animals and petsChapter 21: Close-up photographyChapter 22: Photographing architectureChapter 23: Sport and actionChapter 24: Still lifeLearn effortlessly with a new easy-to-read page design and added features:Not got much time?One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started. Author insightsLots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the authors' many years of experience. Test yourselfTests in the book and online to keep track of your progress. Extend your knowledgeExtra online articles to give you a richer understanding of photography. Things to rememberQuick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.



Free Home Delivery

on all orders

Pick up orders

from local bookshops