I was very eager to buy this new book, mostly because of the title and the front page picture. It's though a big disappointment and I would wish I hadn't bought it.
The author uses more time and space on explaining if he or the model had the idea for the pose and to whom the jewelery or clothing belongs to.
The book consist of many pictures with text explaining every one of them. These explanations though, with coresponding subtitles above (sometimes having no cooherence with the text), are quite obvious such as: "Liz is wearing a long, gauzy jacket that's been allowed to fall open and off of her shoulders. It belonged to another model whom I photographed several years ago." Such descriptions are totally useless and have only meaning if you want to read this book as a "picture book" and not a book about photography.
Oh... and the title "Professional Digital Techniques...", well, I have no idea what digital there is about the book, except for the author ending almost every description with: "The image was taken with a Nikon D100, a 28-75mm Tamron lens, and flash fill". I don't think you have to be a photographer to write what camera you have in your hand! And what's the difference if he uses his Nikon or Canon camera?! It's how he sets his camera that's important!!
The only reason why I give it two stars instead of one is the fact, that SOME of the pictures are quite nice. But also a lot of them are quite bad.