Other books include How to Photograph Absolutely Everything, and Fundamentals of Photography, with total world-wide sales of over 2 million. He won the ‘Thomas Cook Award for Best Illustrated Travel Book’ for his book on the Marco Polo Expedition.
He presented two ground-breaking six-part series ‘A Digital Picture of Britain’ and ‘Britain in Pictures’ for BBC and an eight-part photography series ‘Scene City Singapore' for Channel News Asia, Singapore in 2009 (which won Bronze at the New York Film & TV Awards).
He was a pioneer of academic links between the United Kingdom and the Former Soviet Central Asia,raising funding for accountancy training in Uzbekistan, leading a Know How Fund project for journalism in Kyrgyzstan and working on the founding of the Westminster International University in Tashkent.
He is a founding member of the World Photographic Academy of the Sony World Photography Awards, and was for many years the photography chair for the Royal Geographical Society’s Expedition Workshops. He is a judge for the Hamdan International Photography Award. He was born in Singapore and now lives in New Zealand.
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ª Working to a budget and need to save money?
With over two hours of authoritative, concise content, a quiz and short guide to cameras, here's just what you're looking for.
I've created a short and easy-to-understand course for anyone confused about buying cameras. You'll see pictures of different cameras, details of camera controls, photographic examples, and more!
Remember: there’s no such thing as a perfect camera. But there’s probably a camera that’s perfect for you. In this course I aim to equip you so you can make your own, confident decisions.
I give you the information, hints and tips to help you find the camera that’s just right for you.
In the process, you also learn a bit of photography! There are lots of tips and hints on photo-technique.
I explain everything in everyday language with lots of illustrations. I’ve created this with the absolute beginner in mind - so you don’t need to have any knowledge of photography.
I won’t be check out or reviewing individual camera models this time, but I will describe the main types of cameras so you understand their pros and cons. That’s the best way to narrow your search.
There’s a lot to cover, so let’s get to it!
The lectures start with some introductory material, starting with four key terms in Lecture 2. Even if you know some photography, I suggest you take Lecture 3: A few key truths. Then we work our way up from basic point-and-shoot cameras to SLRs. Then we look in more detail at key camera features. Round up is some advice on how to buy, finishing off with three of my top tips in the final lesson.
2 A few key words
3 A few key truths
4 Cameras for the beginner and casual shooter
5 Camera for the experienced photographer
6 Cameras for the enthusiast
7 SLR cameras
8 Camera features for beginners
9 Features for experienced photographers
10 How to buy with confidence
11 Until next time ...
Remember you can contact me direct from here by posting questions on the right-hand panel. Else write to me at email@example.com.
Also you will find my blogs on photography and details of my books on my website www.tomang.com
See the short guide to cameras which includes a handy glossary of technical terms as a special bonus to reward you for completing the course.
Very pleasant to listen to. Great information to use in knowing not only what to buy, but some basic understanding on using some features. Would love more instruction.
This course has it all. It starts with defining what a camera is and goes through everything else you need to know about including features, pixels, zoom, lenses, chassis, sensors, batteries, budgets, memory cards, preview screens, f-stops, lighting, file formats, tips, humor, and a comprehensive 26-page guide to digital cameras. Tom's knowledge of cameras and shooting is evidenced throughout each lesson. The course is designed well and has a very natural and logical flow. He provides facts, opinions, and guidance for you to arrive at your own conclusion as to what camera is best for you.
An eye opening course on what one really needs as opposed to what is nice to have. This course will certainly help me make right decisions when pursuing additional camera equipment.
Tom's course is very timely for me as I'm in the process now of selecting a DSLR. While it doesn't dig into the video capabilities of cameras, it does a great job of explaining capabilities and considerations for still photography; great balance of theory, key terms and practical applications in plain english.
Very thorough, easy to understand, well explained and quite insightful! Highly recommended as usual! I particularly enjoyed Lecture 3, 4, 6 and 8! Thanks!