This book contains easy-to-follow instructions on how to choose and expertly use a point-and-shoot 35 mm and auto-focus SLR camera. Camera mechanics is covered early in the book so the reader can find a reliable camera no matter what the brand.
Chapters on film types, film processing, lenses, filters and other tools offer a full range of advice and tips on camera accessories.
In the second half of the book the reader is introduced to important photography techniques like using light and shadows, gauging exposure, flash, filter effects and creating a composition. More chapters follow on applying these methods to specific subjects in landscape, portrait, group, action and travel photography.
Expanded coverage on darkroom basics, SLR cameras and more material exploring digital photography will make this one of the most accessible and complete beginner's guides to photography.