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Barnes & Nobles Book Stores

The Photographer's Handbook
John Hedgecoe
The New 35MM Photographer's Handbook
Julian Calder & John Garrett
A Simple Guide To Digital Photography
Bill Corbett
Make Your Own Digital Photo Scrapbook
Friedman & Fairfax
The Digital Photography Manual
Philp Andrews
The Digital Photography Workbook
Simon Joinson

Photo Locations

Anderson Japanese Garden

318 Spring Creek Road

Rockford, Il 61107

(815) 229-9390

Reasonable Entry Fees


Adults - Seniors - Children

Offers an excellent restaurant at Guest Check-in

55 minutes west of Elgin, IL

No Tripods Allowed

Mono Pods Allowed & Recommended

Fabyan Vila Museum
Tours of Fabyan Home 1908-1939
House Remodeled by Frank Lloyd Wright
Featuring the Japanese Garden
1925 South Batavia Ave.
Geneva, IL 60134

Camp Contigny Park
1 s. 151 Winfield Road
Wheaton, IL 60189

Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Road
Glencoe, IL 60022

Mississippi Palisades State Park
16327A IL-84
Savanna, IL 61074

Starved Rock State Park
2668 East 873 Road
Oglesby, IL 61348

Shawnee National Forest
Herod, IL 62947

Matthiessen State Park
2500 Illinois Route 178
Oglesby, IL 61348

Chicago Lake Front
Chicago River Tours
Chicago Downtown Architecture

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Brookfield Zoo
8400 West 31st Street
Brookfield, IL 60513

Bike Wheel
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Reviewing and/or Purchasing
Photo Equipment

amazon.com - bhphotovideo.com -  adorama.com

Go online to Amazon, B&H, or Adorama for price comparison.

B&H offers excellent review, specifications, and accessory suggestions for photo equipment.

 Online B&H, and Adorama are excellent to purchase new and used equipment.
B&H, Adorama & Nikon are recommended to purchase refurbished photo equipment as well.

Refurbished equipment is 100% returned to new factory spec plus all functions 100% tested, always offered at a lower price than new in the box.
Buying new or refurbished, it is wise to purchase the extended warranty.

Basic Photo and Print Processing

DSLR Camera or Cell Phone Camera
PC or Laptop
Photo Printer and Photo Paper
Basic Prints 4x6, 5x7 and 8x10.

For those without a PC or laptop, there are stand alone photo printers designed to connect to a DSLR or Cell camera by USB cable or by excepting the memory card from the camera by inserting it into the printer memory card slot. Simply follow the basic printer software instructions to produce prints.

Photo Software

Basic software generally comes with a digital camera or
photo printer.

Other advanced photo software is available for broader range of touchup processing listed below.

Adobe Photoshop Elements for Beginners & Amatrurs
Adobe Photoshop CS and Lightroom for Professionals

 Additional Plug-in Software
De Noise and Simplify
Topaz Labs
low cost - easy to use
Photoshop Elements & Photoshop CS

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 Recommended Photo Printer

Epson Photo Printers

Create 4x6 - 5x7 - 8x10 Prints

Nikon Cameras Recommended

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Nikon Coolpix or Point & Shoot Models/Fixed Lens
Nikon 1 J5 or Nikon 1 AW1 w/Interchangeable Lenses
Nikon 1 V3 w/Interchangeable Lenses
DSLR D3300 D3400 D5300 D5500 D5600 D7100 D7200

Nikon 1 models use interchangeable lenses designed by Nikon exclusively for the Nikon 1
Serious Amateur - Semi-Pro - Pro
Nikon DSLR Models With Interchangeable Lens
D500 D610 D750 D850 D810 D850 D5

Choices for Nikon DSLR DX Lenses

10.5mm f/2.8 G ED AF DX
35mm f/1.8G AF-S DX
40mm f/2.8G AF-S DX
50mm f/1.8 G FX/DX 
85 f/1.8 G FX/DX
12-24mm f/4 S DX
14-24mm f/2.8G ED FX
18-35mm f/3.5-4.5D AF ED DX
28-105mm/macro f/3.5-4.5 D FX/DX
18-300mm f/3.5-6.3G ED VR DX
70-300mm f/4.0-5.6D AS DX
200-500mm f/56E AF-s SWM VR ED IF

Nikon DSLR camera format refers to the size of  image sensor.
DX-format sensor is 24mmx16mm.
FX-format sensor is 36mmx24mm.
FX-format is approximately the same size as 35mm film.

Match DX or FX format lenses to your choice of
Nikon DX or FX camera body.
Many FX lenses work on DX Cameras
Many DX lenses do not work on FX cameras
Pro Lens Choices
Based On Individual Shooting Needs

Recommended Tripod
Vanguard Tripod - Alta - Pro 263 AT
Vanguard - SBH - 250 or 300 Ball Head

Recommended Adaptable Monopod
Benro A48FD w/3 leg lock base
Sirui K-20x Ball Head

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