Media praise for The Digital Photography Companion

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"Derrick Story has a unique gift for creating order out of chaos. Digital photography turns things upside down and even seasoned shooters need help. Whether you are a complete beginner or a photographer with experience, Derrick is the go-to guy. His new book The Digital Photography Companion fits perfectly into my camera bag and is going with me on all my assignments from now on."
-- Rick Smolan, Photographer, Creator of "Blue Planet Run" and "America at Home"

"By the time you've experimented with the techniques contained in this excellent book, you'll have journeyed well beyond your peers. But, more importantly, the pictures you take now will not only become personal treasures, they will also be admired by others."
-- John R. Vacca, Amazon.com

"Derrick Story has done an outstanding job of beginning at the beginning, taking you to the end without complicating the topic with a lot of jargon and simply presenting what you need to know. Think of it as your cousin Derrick showing you how to use your camera to take pictures."
-- T. Michael Testi, The Enlightened Image

"The Digital Photography Companion is exactly what it's supposed to be. A companion. Small enough to take along. And loaded with practical, on the spot guidance. There is a niche for this kind of publication. From cover to cover I recommend The Digital Photography Companion to those who are enthusiastic about photography and recognize the beauty of a fine photograph."
-- Artie Alinikoff, MyMac Magazine

"The Digital Photography Companion gives you creative tips and technical advice for taking top-notch digital photos in a wide range of conditions and for a variety of occasions. In other words this book will help you make pictures that look better than everyone else's."
-- Joe Dolittle, Connected Photographer

"The Digital Photography Companion is the kind of book that will jump-start you into great photography. It has all the easy and quick lessons that gives you a sensible mix of creative tips and technical advise you need for taking amazing digital photos in a wide range of conditions and for a variety of occasions...If you are ready to take your photography one level higher, to learn and apply the many techniques and styles of professional photographers, you need Derrick Story’s The Digital Photography Companion. This is the kind of book that offers friendly advise. It is a guide that allows you to try out a number of photo shooting ideas, and for your to see for yourself how you can make your photography better when you click the shutter."
-- Dominique James, Perfect Photo Pixels

"What surprised me about The Digital Photography Companion is that it actually covered some information I haven't read in other photography books for beginners. You will find a lot of photos that complement the text, and the author provides the EXIF data of all the photos used."
-- Jeff Llarena, Beyond Megapixels

"I consider myself to be a pretty experienced digital photographer, yet I found many things in this book that I can immediately begin using to improve my digital pictures. Whether you're trying to figure out how to begin with digital photography or you're just looking to improve your skills, this is a recommended book. "
-- Mike George, Amazon.com

"...an excellent book for beginner photographers or someone who wants to take an interest in photography."
-- Tom Pitera, PhotographySavvy.com

"Chapter 2 and the size of this book really make it a great reference book that should fit in any medium or larger camera bag. It's going in mine for sure. "
-- Damien Franco

"If you just bought a digital camera, or even if you have had one for awhile, you may have missed a very important accessory. It's called The Digital Photography Companion by Derrick Story. I wish I had gotten this book years ago."
-- Kevin Persell, Geekscribe

"This new resource gives plenty of examples of how to capture great shots of people, places, landscapes and more. "
-- Ann Hattes, Continental Newstime, Volume XXII, Number 14



"Derrick Story has a unique gift for creating order out of chaos. Digital photography turns things upside down and even seasoned shooters need help. Whether you are a complete beginner or a photographer with experience, Derrick is the go-to guy. His new book The Digital Photography Companion fits perfectly into my camera bag and is going with me on all my assignments from now on."
--Rick Smolan, Photographer, Creator of "Blue Planet Run" and "America at Home"