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[Book] Creative EVIL Photography: Getting the Most from Your Mirrorless Camera - 9.99

Discussion in 'Hot Deals - Find a Great Deal? Share It Here.' started by kud0s69, Jan 16, 2015.

  1. kud0s69

    kud0s69 Mu-43 Rookie

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    Jan 13, 2015
    I am a total beginner photographer. I saw this book and was interested in it. Also there is a coupon for 5$ off (BookOutletJan5) bringing it to 4.99 plus 6$ shipping.

    http://bookoutlet.com/Store/Details/_/R-9781454703488B

    Same book is 20.88 on Amazon.com
    http://www.amazon.com/Creative-EVIL-Photography-Getting-Mirrorless/dp/1454703482

    37.35 on Amazon.ca
    http://www.amazon.ca/Creative-EVIL-...d=1421447149&sr=8-1&keywords=evil+photography

    I know its not a cool refurb lens or hot camera deal, but maybe someone reading will find it useful. Or even offer advice on if its a good book or not! Reviews are low on it, but for 10 bucks shipped I will take my chances!
     
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  2. MadMan

    MadMan Mu-43 Regular

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    Mar 27, 2013
    Why this book in particular? Also, note you can actually get it for $3.99 + 3.99 ship even at amazon, if you select a different seller -- so it's cheaper buying it there than from your link.
     
  3. kud0s69

    kud0s69 Mu-43 Rookie

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    Jan 13, 2015
    For no other reason than it was cheap. It may be horrible, but I am a total newbie and trying to learn.

    I saw the other vendors ones, but this one is from Canada and from what I know a reputable dealer. I never really shop amazon outside of the stuff fulfilled and shipped by Amazon. I really don't trust the 3rd party vendors there.

    Sale is over now anyhow :)
     
  4. agentlossing

    agentlossing Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jun 26, 2013
    Andrew Lossing
    Never had a problem with vendors on Amazon... (And am one ;) )

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  5. AdamSF

    AdamSF Shutterbugger

    Oct 13, 2013
    San Francisco, CA
    Adam
    I read other stuff by the author. He's a pretty good writer and an excellent photographer. I'd buy it if I was just starting out.
     
  6. MadMan

    MadMan Mu-43 Regular

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    Mar 27, 2013
    OK, let us know how you find it, and welcome! I'm more or less still a beginner myself -- need to devote time and focus to take the next step.
     
  7. kud0s69

    kud0s69 Mu-43 Rookie

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    Jan 13, 2015
    :) Well being in Canada, this was just an easier option for me. I ordered 4 books and the price all in was 26 bucks. The E.V.I.L book just happened to be one that I was looking for.
     
  8. kud0s69

    kud0s69 Mu-43 Rookie

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    Jan 13, 2015
  9. flamingfish

    flamingfish Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Nov 16, 2012
    Emily
    I don't have either of the books you mentioned, but one book that I found useful when I was first trying to wrap my head around photography was Bryan Peterson's "Understanding Exposure." (I should probably go back and re-read it, now that I have a little bit of experience.)

    I'd recommend checking to see if David Busch has put out a book on the camera you have. I have his book on the E-M5, and it's a lot more user-friendly than the camera manual.

    I've bought a number of photography books used through Amazon, so that's another way to save money while you build up your library. I would not recommend getting digital (or at least Kindle) versions of photography books, because seeing the images well is important. If you read on a decent size computer screen, though, it would probably be OK.
     
  10. Aegon

    Aegon Mu-43 Veteran

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    Nov 3, 2011
    Portland, OR
    True cheapskates get Understanding Exposure from their library.
     
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  11. MadMan

    MadMan Mu-43 Regular

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    Mar 27, 2013
    I'm a huge user of my local library, but books you might want to repeatedly refer back to and read a couple pages to remind yourself of something, and at the moment you have the question in your head, is not the most natural use of one. And I think most poeple who are invested in an m43 system would not balk at 13 bucks to own their own copy.
     
  12. kud0s69

    kud0s69 Mu-43 Rookie

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    Jan 13, 2015
    Yeah I thought about digital copies but opted for the books instead. This book was basically 10$ shipped to my door, so it was sorta a no brainer. I will look at the unerstanding exposure book, but I haven't picked up my Tony Northrup book outside of 23 pages yet :)
     
  13. sammykhalifa

    sammykhalifa Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jun 22, 2012
    Pittsburgh PA
    Neil
    I hope you like it, sounds like it'll be great.

    Though every time I see your post in here, I pause. The phrase "Evil Photography" just makes me laugh.

    1659990-dr_evil.

    Ha, sorry for the slight derail here. It's a slow day at work. :D
     
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  14. kud0s69

    kud0s69 Mu-43 Rookie

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    Jan 13, 2015
    LOL
     
  15. agentlossing

    agentlossing Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jun 26, 2013
    Andrew Lossing
    Yep, I dunno who the acronym police work for, but someone needs to tell them something EVIL is afoot...

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