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The Digital Photography Book, Part 4
on 11 February 2014
A useful book depending on your needs of course. Perhaps not personally as much use as books 1 to 3 but maybe that's inevitable as one becomes more experienced in the subject. I found the section on HDR interesting as it was an area I had not explored and it provided me with a way into this technique. It may well be of course that it's a book that I will refer back to when I discover another aspect of photography I want to explore. I would say it's of more interest to those that want to do portrait or wedding photography. The book does cover other aspects but not in such depth and there are fewer nuggets of information gained, which would not have been discovered in books 1 to 3.
Scott Kelby does have a knack of simplifying things and cutting to the core of a subject , without getting too bogged down into technicalities. He provides a good base or framework to build on.
On the negative side, I do have to say that it is time he reigned in his attempts at humour. Whilst I like his light hearted approach to photography, he needs to know he is not a stand up comic. Having to wade through paragraphs of absolute drivel of attempted humour at the start of each chapter, is simply tiresome. He even warns you about it at the start of his book. Its as if his editor told him to 'cut the crap' - but he couldn't actually bring himself to believe his humour is lame.
Worth a punt if you have a few spare quid in your pocket but not his best.