If you are serious about learning photography, this is the book needed to get started. This authoritative classic, written by a leading international photography writer and lecturer has been updated by successful photographer, lecturer and best-selling Photoshop Elements author, Philip Andrews. Benefit from his skill, experience and knowledge quickly as you learn how to use photography creatively, from scratch. All the fundamental basics are covered: how to select and compose a good picture; how different cameras operate, whether film or digital; how to use the cameras controls shutter speed, focus, zoom, flash etc; advice on how best to tackle different subjects people, places, animals, landscapes, or close-ups, as well as invaluable scanner and printing techniques. This is a comprehensive and friendly guide to get you started fast whether using film or digital cameras. It is lavishly illustrated with inspirational color images throughout to illustrate what can be achieved. It contains practical suggestions for experimental projects which help improve your technique.