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4.0 out of 5 stars
Recommended but to take with a grain of salt, 7 Dec 2009
I bought this book because I've seen pictures where the authors used filters. Since I'm enthusiastic about photography I decided to learn a bit more before spending real money on that. I've researched the web, but I wanted some more and end up buying this book.
It was a wise decision. The book explains you with fair detail the different types of filters, how to use them to improve your pictures and to use them in a creative way. The book is rich in pictures which allow you to compare the differences without filters and with filters. However, I would expect a bit more technical information but (good or bad) the book author does not provide.
Also, this guide is based on traditional film cameras, however there is a big gap for digital cameras. For instance, with modern dslr's it's possible to define color temperature corrections which makes me believe that filters for the same purpose are obsolete. Since I'm not an expert, I wonder what more can we do digitally without the need of expensive filters. I see the purpose of neutral density filters (and graduated neutral density), but can some color filters be used with digital manipulation programs (photoshop, lightroom, aperture, others)?
In any case this book is an excellent guide to learn about filters and I highly recommend it.