"Read one of the Canon Camera Books, he answered."
Perhaps not the answer I was looking for when I asked for advice, but it's the advice I needed to hear. You see, I used to have a bad attitude about camera books.
You might be a little bit like me. You usually prefer to just play around a bit when you first get a new piece of camera gear. I'm like that, too. Although I knew I could learn a lot from a camera book written by a more experienced photographer, the thought of delaying my fun with a new camera or accessory wasn't very appealing.
One important note when buying a book on Canon cameras or any other photography book for that matter: there will be unique good and bad aspects of the book for each and every person that reads it. No camera book is perfect, but what is?
My spin on it is this. If you learn just a few valuable tidbits, the book was worth the $20 or $30 you invested.
After all, you've already invested a few hundred dollars of your hard-earned cash on a camera.
Doesn't it make
sense to invest a few more and really take advantage of the technology
and features your new Canon camera has?
Some Canon camera books are written by photographers who are not expert writers and some are written by professional writers who aren't really professional photographers.
Some authors could be called both professional photographer and professional writer. The thing is, most of these camera books will have some very valuable tips in them.
I've attended a lot of seminars, purchased tape and CD programs and read many books on business, photography and self-improvement.
I've experienced the good, bad and the ugly. But if I got at least one good idea than I considered them to be worthwhile.
Many of these "educational endeavors" cost hundreds or some of them, even thousands of dollars. When I hear people complain about investing $20 or $30 in a book that wasn't so great I just have to smile.
Of course I am an information junkie as well as a Canon camera geek so that's an easy position for me to take.
I am addicted to reading reviews on Amazon and sometimes other websites when I am curious about a book or other piece of photography equipment.
Here is the 3-step method of finding the best book on your Canon Camera.
We all have different likes for the personal writing styles of authors and sometimes the reviews are more about style than substance.
Canon camera books are seldom thought of as one of those important camera accessories you need to buy, but I encourage you consider one as a good investment. Other Camera Books. You may make fewer photography mistakes, take better pictures and have more fun using your equipment.
One update to this post that I wanted to add is for you to check out David Busch's books. He's sold over 3,000,000 camera books for good reason. You can find his books by clicking on any of the links below.
Have a blast-keep shooting your Canon.
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