The Bastards Book of Photography

An open-source guide to working with light by Dan Nguyen

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  • Exposure value: -1/3
  • Shutter speed: 1/400
  • F number: 7.1
  • Iso: 400
  • Focal length: 16.0 mm
  • Flash used: Off, Did not fire
View on Flickr Taken with Canon EOS 5D Mark II / EF16-35mm f/2.8L II USM on Feb 7, 2012 at 12:08 PM
This was the scene on Broadway near Wall Street, right after the ticker tape thrown in honor of the New York Giants. Given the warm winter we had, I think this was the only time New York City plows saw action that year.

The Bastards Book of Photography is a visual guide for learning your camera’s manual controls in order to make beautiful photographs. No flash or other fancy equipment required.

All photographs and content, unless otherwise noted, are the creation and property of Dan Nguyen. But go ahead and freely copy and redistribute them – see the details and conditions.