3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
I did have this book, but returned it (see below).
I noticed that this book (or the spiral version - with the CDs) has three 5 star reviews. I thought I would see what else these people had reviewed.
Billy Park has only written reviews for 5 products. All 5 are Bruce Arnold products, and all 5 got 5 star reviews.
Tom Bradford has only written 2 reviews, and both got 5 stars and - yes - both are Bruce Arnold products.
Danny Goldshtein has not reviewed anything else other than this - and his review of this is mainly just to quote the FAQ.
Maybe they are all legitimate reviews from real users, who love these products… Read more
I really didn't like this book. It may have a couple of useful tips. On the whole, though, I don't think it is very good.
First, I just don't think it has many good pictures. Flicking through the book, I didn't see pictures and think, I want to know how to take photos like that. In fact, most of the pictures were pretty unflattering.
Flick through this and then flick through On-Camera Flash Techniques for Wedding and Portrait Photography
and see which photographer you would rather emulate. For me at least, I much prefer the latter.
In addition, I found the style of the book very annoying - it is… Read more
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Are you used to using a DSLR? When you have left your DSLR at home and taken a compact camera instead, what did you find most frustrating about using the compact camera?
A) Image quality and high ISO performance that doesn't compare to your DSLR
B) The functionality of the camera. The lack of a hot shoe. The lack of raw. The lack of lens choice. The lack of external buttons and controls so that you have to keep accessing the menu to make changes to your settings.
If you answered B, this camera is for you. Despite its tiny size, the feels very much like A DSLR, in terms of its functionality etc. It is just a joy to use… Read more