Did you learn/pick up photography from books?

1 year 7 months ago #612486 by Zach Mosher
Learned from my father and grandfather when I was a kid.  That lead into a ton of practice over the years.   Now I have picked up books along the way, however your question, if I'm understanding this correctly is asking who learned from the start from picking up a book.  

I would say for me, a more accurate description of how books impacted my photography, would be to say they complimented existing learning channels.  


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1 year 7 months ago #612682 by ThatNikonGuy
Brian Peterson books I had bought during my first few years.  Understanding Exposure, Understanding Shutter speed and one other one I can't think of.  


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1 year 7 months ago #612865 by EOS_Fan
I learned from osmosis and practice!

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1 year 7 months ago #613036 by Addicted2Photos
My parents taught me early on, and I learned in a high school class I took.  


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1 year 7 months ago #613118 by Justin Cramer
All hands on experience for me as well.  There were a few books along the way, but mostly learning on my own.  


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1 year 7 months ago #613215 by Sharna Lee
Both of my parents were photographers, so I kind of grew into it.  


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1 year 6 months ago #613598 by Juan Anthony
Yep, same here.  Nothing better than just getting out there and doing with your camera.  


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1 year 6 months ago #614809 by Zeberk
Well kind of a mix, between my father and books


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1 year 6 months ago #614972 by Ira Weber
I learned from doing.  No books.  Just practice 


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1 year 6 months ago #615116 by Danny Carson
Scott Kelby  books 


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1 year 6 months ago #615246 by effron
The first two people I worked for/with learned basic photography in high school....Those were the days.

Why so serious?
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1 year 6 months ago #615345 by Ken Brun
So many different approaches.  Good book suggestions.  :thumbsup:


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1 year 6 months ago #615348 by GaryA
Nope.  My uncle knew how to develop and print film. My cousin and I learn basic photography via trial and error while in grade school.  I advanced my skills and knowledge in college ... but in spite of the classes and books, it was still trial and error.  Lots of trial and even more error.

There are photographs everywhere. It is the call of photographers to see and capture those images.
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