Basic Photography - Jeff Curto

Basic Photography

By Jeff Curto

  • Release Date: 2014-01-11
  • Genre: Photography
Score: 4.5
From 62 Ratings


From an overview of the components of a camera to an exploration of exposure, aperture, shutter speed, lenses, depth of field, composition and more, this book will help you get started on the path to mastering the medium of photography. 
Whether you've just picked up a camera for the first time or you've been photographing for a long time, you'll find the details of how photography works, both technically and aesthetically from an author with more than 30 years of experience teaching photography at the college level.


  • Great & Interactive

    By ErikaMu
    Excellent e-book with examples. Everything in this book is clear and helps you understand basic concepts of photography for new photographers as myself.
  • Great book for some looking to beyond auto

    By MTBBirder
    First of all for a free a lot of effort has gone into this book. I have been shooting a long time and never quite had a grasp on the rule of 3rds. The author put it all together for me. Within the 48 pages are movies and presentations, so it goes much deeper than you may think.
  • Classroom Text

    By Colorado Photo Teacher
    I use this as the textbook in my high school photography classes. It is an excellent resource. It is interactive and very informative. It helps my students to grasp photography concepts that can be intangible in a digital lab. Thank you!!
  • Excellent intro book on photography.

    By Av_124
    I really liked this book. I am an intermediate photographer and I was very impressed. The discussion of Aperature and lighting was spot on. You can also tell the publisher did a great job in laying out this book.
  • Outstanding!!!

    By Lana D Marie
    This is the best introductory book on any subject that I have ever read. And I have read a lot of books!!! Its short, instructive, and free…doesn’t get any better than that! Thanks Jeff!
  • Professor

    By Alex Photog
    This a great book for learning photography. I have my beginning digital class read this because for many reasons. It is a true ebook in design with interactive video and links throughout reviewing key cameras concepts. This book is a must read for beginners and photo enthusiasts.
  • Clear and Beautiful

    By snowpaw14
    Clear information and beautiful images! What a great resource!
  • Comfortable way to learn and grow!

    By bobfa
    Jeff has produced a great tool to share his knowleged of photography with others. He presents the tools, processes, and art of photography in on place that is accessable for photograhers of all levels.
  • Basic Photography A beginner’s Guide to the Essential Elements of Photography

    By It'sAnAdventure
    Fabulous starting point for someone interested in photography and how it works. Simple, easy to understand explanations allow you to stop and try it out yourself. Online links very helpful. The book is really well organized in chapters that are a logical progression of “what’s next”. Love to see “what’s next” from this author
  • Great book!

    By YveKia
    Loving it!!! Passed it along to my daughter and friends to use too!