Rick Sammon is a renowned wildlife photographer, instructor and author of many books. His latest, Rick Sammon’s Field Guide to Digital Photography, is designed to be a handbook that fits easily into your camera bag. Despite its small size, the book is jam packed with a lot of useful information and tips for taking great photographs.
Field Guide to Digital Photography contains a lot of the information and techniques found in Sammon’s other books but is more straightforward and to the point. For example: Exploring the Light contained exposure, camera, and lens information for the majority of the photographs in the book.
In contrast, Field Guide to Digital Photography contains technical information only when it is necessary and focuses much more on technique, composition, the quality and type of light, and color. Like his other books, Sammon illustrates all of the material with his excellent portfolio of images.
One of the best parts of the book are the amount of tips for getting shots for various types of subjects and situations. There are sections for everything from people to wildlife, flash to available light, and cityscapes to landscapes. Sammon also has sections on travel tips and etiquette. He gives great advice on approaching people in other countries and making those subjects more comfortable.
Rick Sammon’s Field Guide to Digital Photography is an excellent resource for those who enjoy travel photography and want to get better pictures. The book is broken down into very clear and concise sections, making it easy to pick up and read or reference. Also, its small form factor makes it easy to take along no matter where you are going.
You can almost think of this field guide as a “best of” Sammon’s other books, providing the essential things you need to know. If you’re looking for an easy-to-read book without a lot of technical jargon, then this is definitely the book for you.
Rick Sammon’s Field Guide to Digital Photography: Quick Lessons on Making Great Pictures is available at Amazon.com.