Photography book – thoughts and questions

I recently told my Facebook friends that I was thinking of writing a book to help people get better photos with their fancy cameras, and received a lot of positive feedback.

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Getting consistently sharp, vivid, interesting photos doesn't have to be hard.

Some of the things I want to write about include:

  • Getting photos that aren't too bright or too dark.
  • Getting photos where people aren't blurry.
  • Making people look great.
  • Taking pictures that are beautiful, more often.

I don't want to be technical in this book, other than introducing people, slowly, to important concepts in photography. I want to show people through example and experience exactly what's going on when they snap a picture that they later find to be ugly, horrible, or too blurry or bright/dark to use.

What are some other things that you might want to learn in a book on basic photography, and how you can make more pictures that are beautiful? I'd love to know!


Sounds great! I love photography. I'd like to be able to view my pictures on a flash collage with custom music on the background to share my album with friends.

I tried different applications but it seems that file is pretty heave [100 MBs]... so, I'd like to know if there is something else out there.

Thanks for your help!

Unfortunately, most applications that export a flash file or something similar (or even a movie) don't make for very small presentations. Even if you just had a bunch of pictures, especially if they're full-size, the collection will be pretty large.

I would recommend you simply use a service like Flickr, or even Facebook, and don't use the sound for the album. Most people I know turn off music that goes with slideshows anyways :)