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Another quality reference from a top rate author.
on 2 November 2010
I have only had the book for a day, but even only after such a short time, I can already say it is in the same league as the authors other offerings. I sat down for 10 minutes and after an hour came to the conclusion that it was a very worthwhile purchase. If you are a point and shoot only photographer and intend to do no more than that, then this is not a book for you. Any serious amateurs, or those budding photographers who are studying for a career, or just interested in getting much more from their camera must have this on their shelves.
The book is written as a teacher or lecturer would explain techniques to students. Of course as the author has written many courses to degree level, then this is to be expected. That is not to say that it is difficult to read, as it is not. My feeling is it should be part of a suite which should include "The Photographers Eye", "Mastering Digital Photography", "Perfect Exposure" and others. The images accompanying the text are excellent and bring the book alive.
If you want to realise the full potential of both your camera and your artistic capabilities, then buy this book.