Friday, January 3, 2014

Book Review: The Digital Eye by Norm Hamilton

Today's review has been done by guest reviewer Eric Svendsen. Eric is a teacher, author and photographer.To find out more about Eric, visit his website at

The Digital Eye
By Norm Hamilton
Publisher: Meldrum House Publishing
Published: Nov. 19, 2013

Amazon Synopsis:

Learn From A Professional Photographer
Digital photography explained in simple, understandable terms.
Written in a fun easy way for the beginner photographer to the advance amateur.
There's no better way to learn photography.
·         Learn How To Use Composition
·         Create Tack Sharp Images
·         Exposure Explained
·         Creative Depth of Field
·         Flash Photography
·         Learn Digital Photography Resolution
·         Artistic B&W Photography
·         Make Beautiful Portraits

·         Create Fine Art Digital Photographs
·         Print Your Digital Photographs
... and much more.
Better than a basic manual, this book gives hands on instructions to make your photography better.
·         Learn photography lighting, backdrops and props.
·         Have your photography equipment explained to you.
·         Learn to take better pictures with the digital camera you don't have to buy bigger and better. 
·         Work more efficiently with your digital camera.
·         Protect your camera from the rain and cold...for pennies or even free.
Read as professional photographer, Norm Hamilton, explains how to create beautiful images. This is the information you've been looking for to improve your digital photography and get the results you've always wanted. 

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My Thoughts:

When reviewing something I always like to start on the positive.  I found the book to be well written and easy to read; there were very few errors of any sort.  The information that was provided addressed fairly straight forward issues regarding photography.  It was straight to the point with little fan fare or embellishments.  The material was somewhat diverse, covering a broad range of topics, and gave quite a few general pointers.  I learned a few things in the process of reviewing this ebook.

I would have liked to have seen more photos as examples, and more reference to them in the text.  There were no diagrams at all and little technical information allowing a deeper understanding of the material.  There was only one table, and it came straight off the internet with no reference to where it originated.
I disagreed with some of the points that were made, but these were the exception instead of the rule.  Anyone who had done photography for a long time will find that there is more than one way to do things, and I don’t take significant issue with the material presented.

If you consider yourself a novice photographer I think that you will enjoy this ebook.  Its divergent approach to photography will have something in it for you.  It will not satiate your desire to entirely immerse yourself in any one area, but it will give you a push in the right direction.

I give the book 3 out of 5 stars.

Thank you to the author, Norm Hamilton who provided a copy of the book in exchange for a fair and honest review. A positive opinion was not required. All thoughts are my own.

About the Author:

I spent 40 years living, working and doing photography in Canada's Yukon. After retiring in 2012 I expanded my writing as well as my photography after moving to Vancouver Island. This book is a compilation of articles written for a publication in Whitehorse. It is my sincere hope that these 24 chapters of digital photography information help you become a better photographer. Keep shooting and have fun.

Connect with the Author
Website  *  Blog  *  Goodreads

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