The CSC Camera Book 2018

The compact system camera market has rapidly grown in recent years, with more and more photographers opting for the mirrorless option over the bulkier DSLR. The CSC Camera book is the ultimate guide to mirrorless cameras, whether you are looking to buy your first CSC and need help picking the right one, or just want to know how to take your imagery to the next level, we’ve got it covered. In this brand new book we have rigorously tested over twenty of the best mirrorless cameras on the market from all of the key manufacturers, and have looked at a range of the best lenses.

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The CSC Camera Book 2018
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Teach Yourself Photography

Compared with camera phones and compact cameras, modern DSLRs can seem terribly over-complicated to the novice photographer. The truth is, they have to be over-complicated to satisfy the needs of a diverse range of users, despite the fact that most photographers will only use a small percentage of the features on a regular basis. What the beginner photographer really needs, then, is a no-nonsense guide to the most important features on DSLRs written by experts that reveals in plain English exactly what they need to know and nothing more. This is that book.

Teach yourself Photography explains all the photography concepts beginners need, such as how to balance exposures, how to get sharp shots, and how to maximise image quality. Once you’ve mastered these basics, you can then move on to our more advanced skills section at the end of the book featuring practical how-to guides for shooting a range of core subjects. Take your photography to the next level and start learning today.

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Teach Yourself Photography Third Edition 2018
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Portrait Primes | Canon

Matthew Richards searches for the best fast and short portrait prime lenses.
The Contenders:
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM — Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM — Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM — Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM — Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM | A — Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG HSM | A — Tamron SP 45mm f/1.8 Di VC USD — Tamron SP 85mm f/1.8 Di VC USD

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Portrait Primes
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Portrait Primes | Nikon

A fast prime lens with just the right focal length makes for perfect portraiture. Matthew Richards searches out the best.
The Contenders:
Nikon AF-S 50mm f/1.8G — Nikon AF-S 50mm f/1.4G — Nikon AF-S 85mm f/1.8G — Nikon AF-S 85mm f/1.4G — Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM | A — Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG HSM | A — Tamron SP 45mm f/1.8 Di VC USD — Tamron SP 85mm f/1.8 Di VC USD

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Portrait Primes
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Photographing Ballet Dancers: A Sigma Family Affair

My ongoing journey towards perfecting my skill is fueled by the passion of dance. Capturing these exquisite bodies in motion while expressing their art becomes an exchange of energy where an instant of beauty is held in time. The opportunity to capture these images with the latest array of amazing Sigma lenses makes this all possible. Many of the images you will see here are just a small part of a body of work that I have created over the last few years while using a variety of Sigma lenses. — Judy Host

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Photographing Ballet Dancers: A Sigma Family Affair
by Judy Host

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BDM’s Photography User Guides: BDM’s Nikon Camera Manual 2018

There has never been a better time to be a digital photographer. The equipment available is so diverse it can be a bit overwhelming though. If you are looking to upgrade your camera or take your photography to the next level, then this manual is for you. It has been designed to introduce you to the Nikon range of compact cameras, DSLRs, lenses and accessories, with clear, concise, no-nonsense information to help you choose what is right for you.
Your choice
This manual contains fully illustrated guides to some of the best camera equipment that Nikon produce. If you are after a new compact camera or want to take the next step and move up to a DSLR, we show you the options available to help you make a better informed decision about what is right for you.
Lenses and more
A good camera is only part of the story. Once you’ve decided on that, you’re going to need lenses and more. Whether you have an APS-C cropped sensor camera or a new full-frame model, we show you a great selection of lenses that will do your new camera proud. Top that with the latest lighting solutions and you are all set.
Shoot like a pro
To round out this manual, we have a series of technical guides on the basics of camera craft, as well as some handy hints and tips on how to improve your photography. If you’re feeling a bit more adventurous, we also have a series of easy-to-follow photographic projects to really get you shooting like a professional.

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BDM’s Photography User Guides: BDM’s Nikon Camera Manual 2018
Premium Special Edition. Over 140 pages of high quality content. The only Nikon user guide you will ever need. 100% Independent.
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