First, let me begin by stating that I have found the Wiley Photo Workshop series to be among the best resources for learning and re-learning about the art of photography. As a high school photography teacher, I used Composition Photo Workshop as a basic text for my students. With each subsequent release, the publishers have maintained the same structural format and have adhered to a higher level of standard then you find in most photography "How-to" books.
This newest addition is no exception. The first thing that got my attention was the amazing images found throughout the book. I often find myself disappointed by those who write books on photography who seem to illustrate a specific point with a terrible image. That is not the case with this book. Each image is well selected and many added to demonstrate the simplest point leave you with that "I wish I had taken that picture" feeling.
If you've been doing this for a while don't be put put off by the "basic" nature of some of the chapter headings. As stated by the author, "Photography is a never ending process and a personal journey with no destination." If you believe this statement, as I do, then this book will offer new insights no matter what your level of experience.
If it is your desire to move beyond taking snapshots of nature and create a sense of awe in the natural images you create, than this book is a wonderful foundation. If, on the other hand, you are a seasoned veteran whose works have inspired others than I guarantee you will take away many insights. Some may be new and others just simply forgotten. In any case, this book is that rare edition to the literature which bridges the gap between amateur and professional-leaving you with the knowledge you have truly learned something that has enhanced your personal journey.