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on 24 March 2009
A beautiful book of quality rather than quantity that concentrates on the subject matter (rather than padding out with endless chapters on choosing memory cards and the like, which is the downfall of many books). The use of different authors for each subject matter is an interesting touch. The images throughout the book are both beautiful, and yet achievable for (what I would expect to be) the 'target audience'. The examples used in the book clearly illustrate the technical and artistic points raised within the text.
My only gripe - and it's a fairly inconsequential one, directed at the editorial department as opposed to the authors, is that there are still a few rather pointless pages on the digital vs. film debate. Anyone not convinced by 2009 is not likely to buy this book - for the next edition, fill that space with some more shots!
I should say that the book is directed, as the cover implies, at the intermediate to expert photographer: I'd be very surprised though, if anyone who picked it up, did not get some valuable advice or inspiration. I am pleased that I bought it!
(As a complete aside, my seven-year-old flicked through the book and noticed that a lovely image of David Noton's is taken from the same cave location of one of the dramatic opening scenes of Narnia - Prince Caspian (page 46). Apparently Mr Noton is now the coolest 'tog ever.......)