on 22 October 2010
Visually this is a very pleasing book to look at. It mainly covers the process of image manipulation rather than pure photography, there is a small chapter which covers the actual taking of pictures. As most books do, it uses Photoshop to manipulate the images.
If you are looking for a book that will get you started on the best ways to take photographs it's not one I would recommend but it is full of useful tips on how to improve your images once you have taken them and for that I would recommend it. As with many books on this subject, you need a basic understanding of what they are talking about to make sense of it.