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      03-30-2007, 04:52 PM   #7
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+1 to "Understanding exposure." Beyond that, it does depend on what sort of pictures you want to learn how to take. For example, if you're into nature/landscapes, I highly recommend any of John Shaw's books.

Another example would be to study the masters. I shoot a lot of black and white so my bookshelf, in addition to the "how-to" guides mentioned above, is filled with collections of coffee-table-style books featuring the work of folks like Robert Doisneau and Henri Cartier-Bresson.

One more recommendation on a Web site is the online community Excellent place to learn technique, receive critiques, and ask technical questions specific to your gear.

Hope that helps!

E90 335i, black sapphire metallic, terra dakota, PP, SP, 6MT, cold weather, iPod, CA, burl walnut, LeatherZ ZHP shift knob, 19" M5 reps w/ Kumho Ecsta SPT staggered, BMC drop-in, SSTT. Amen.