The Bastards Book of Photography

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

The End

The roadmap for future lessons and directions on how to complain to me.

  • Exposure value: -1/3
  • Shutter speed: 1/30
  • F number: 2.8
  • Iso: 320
  • Focal length: 7.5 mm
  • Flash used: Off, Did not fire
View on Flickr Taken with Canon PowerShot S100 / 5.2-26.0 mm on Dec 5, 2011 at 04:16 PM
The Hudson River in fog, using my Canon S100 Powershot.

Congratulations, you’ve reached the end of what I’ve written for the Bastards Book of Photography…so far.

I want to keep this book short and to its original goal – a quick guide on how to use your camera’s manual controls – but there’s plenty of topics to cover, including:

  • Ambient light versus direct light
  • Focus
  • Focus selection
  • Focal length and perspective
  • The use of flash
  • Post-processing
  • Some tips on street photography and portraiture

I also have a few interactive features I plan to add to make the lessons more useful.

At the very least, I can keep adding photos.

Have any suggestions? Feel free to leave a message in the Feedback section.

Want updates?

Follow me (@dancow) and @bastardsbook on Twitter. There’s also a less-frequently updated Facebook page and blog.

If you’re really into details, check out the Github repo.

Thanks for reading and keep shooting! – Dan

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