A practical book for the absolute beginner. Learn how to compose your pictures for more visual effect, understand the camera controls that will allow you more creative freedom, tackle different subjects and difficult lighting conditions, photograph in a studio and process and print your own pictures in the darkroom. Each chapter is fully illustrated with colour examples and suggestions for practical exercises allow you to practice and explore different effects. Features include: * how to select and compose a good shot* how different cameras operate: whether film, digital or APS* how to use camera controls; shutter speed, focus, zoom setting, use of flash etc. for creative effect* advice on tackling different subjects* visually identifying and overcoming common faults* exploring simple special effects and unusual images* setting up an indoor studio* processing and printing your own black and white prints in the darkroom* ways of mounting and presenting your work'Starting Photography' is an authoritative start-up guide written by a leading photography writer with an international reputation. This edition is eminently suited to practical photography courses and has been updated to cover the latest City and Guilds 9231 syllabus. It also includes projects designed to encourage experimentation.