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Excellent article that's accessible to anybody
on 2 April 2013
The purpose of this short guide is made clear in the description and the content meets its objective. I'm not sure if the plan is to produce a series of these with each highlighting a specific area of photography, or if it's partly promotional material for Anne's other work, but either case is acceptable.
There is no shortage of material on lighting types, techniques or the importance of it, but better that than not enough. What's important in instructional or advisory material of this nature is that it's relevant and accessible. Fortunately 8ToNL hits the mark on both points.
I'd suggest that less experienced photographers will have more to gain from the content, though it harms no photographer of any level to refresh or review subjects they may have already covered. Anne's style ensures that nobody is left behind. A good example of this is her use of a histogram - a subject which does instil fear into many a beginner (and beyond). She cracks this open in just a few sentences and provides not only the basic need to know information in a relaxed way, but provides a good basis for those that wish to explore further.
To date I've found the free e-book market to be full of below standard (modern) material, but this doesn't fall into that category. It's well thought out, well written and supported with relevant and impressive imagery and as good a free article as you'll get.