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by Jim Church
272 pages, 6x9 inches, paperback, 104 color photos, Line drawings, Charts, Glossary, Index
ISBN 1-881652-04-1
Price: $22.95

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This book by pioneer underwater photographer Jim Church takes you beyond the owner's manuals and teaches you how to get the most from the Nikonos V, Nikonos RS and Nikon strobes. The author distills his more than 30 years of experience teaching photography to cut through the jargon and speak to all skill levels. Step-by-step solutions to common shooting problems are easily found and cross-referenced in this well-organized text, which has gone through extensive review and field testing to arrive at this clear, easy-to-understand format. Packed with practical tips, it will help both beginning and experienced photographers shoot better pictures.

Some of the Topics Covered

  • Back to the basics
  • Films & exposure
  • Features: V & RS
  • Lenses: wide, close-up, macro
  • Extension tubes & frames
  • Strobes: TTL, fill, multiple
  • Sunlight exposures
  • "Secret" exposure chart
  • Maintenance & testing
About the Author

Jim Church is a pioneer of modern underwater photography. Many of today's professionals got started with a camera in one hand, and Jim's articles and books in the other. Jim's writings and photographs have appeared hundreds of times during the past 30 years in photography, travel and dive magazines, and newspapers. His photographs have been used in advertisements for companies such as Kodak and Nikon, and appeared in numerous books including the Ocean World of Jacques Cousteau. He is the principal author of five previous books on underwater photography and the author of Jim Church's Essential Guide to Underwater Video. In 1985 Jim was the co-recipient of the NOGI Award for the Arts for his contribution to underwater photography. Today, he teaches underwater photography and leads photographic expeditions worldwide.


"This book should be a bible for both beginning and experienced underwater photographers."

?Stan Waterman, Emmy Award-winning underwater filmmaker

"The guru ...has done it again! No Nikonos user should be without this book-it's the underwater photographer's bible!"

?Bonnie J. Cardone, Skin Diver

"...wonderful ability to convey the most technical information in a language everyone can understand."

?Frank Fennell, Nikon

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