Some shameless self-promotion. My latest book, Digital Photography for the Older and Wiser, has been out in the UK for a couple of months, but is now available in North America and other countries.
Although aimed at older readers, anyone who wants to delve into the world of digital photography for the first time should get something out of it.
The iconic Amateur Photographer magazine has given it a brief but positive review in the current (April 17) issue. Jeff Meyer writes: “I’m always sceptical of books aimed at the ‘mature’ photographer market as they seem to be a little patronising. How is someone in their 60s different from someone in their 20s learning photography for the first time? Nevertheless, this is actually a very good primer, clearly explained and well illustrated.”
This was my aim, and in fact I sent my first two draft chapters to a friend of mine who is my age (30s) to read – she’s never used digital cameras and I wanted to know if what I’d written made any sense! That said, of course there are a few things for the older and wiser to look out for when buying a camera such as ease of use, clarity of buttons and so on – but even those features would benefit people of all ages.
I’ve learned a lot while writing the book and there is actually even more to digital photography now that new standards and camera types are emerging. But hopefully the basics outlined in this book should still remain constant for many years to come!