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Superb Place To Start Or Continue ...,
This review is from: The Photographer's Guide to Filters (Paperback)
I bought this book in April 2010 after reading a lot of reviews, in what is quite a crowded market place for such material.
I'm a very experienced amateur photographer but, have never used filters & have recently wanted to extend my horizons & enter this new creative world.
Firstly, this book is a menace! I mean this in the most complementary of ways namely, it is such a hard book to put down thus, interfering with all the other things I have to do.
It is superbly written with a clear & approachable style without being too formal or informal. It is really well structured & written by someone who is clearly very experienced in the field. It gives the right amount of "light science" without turning you into a physicist or swithing you off altogether.
Some of the photography is simply breathtaking & there are plenty comparative examples demonstrating what effects can be obtained by the use of filters.
The thing I most like about the book is that it is a distilation of years of experience & packed with useful tips & money saving ideas. The book has already saved its cover price with some simple practical advice & has really stoked my interest in this field.
If there is a weakness with this book, it is the fact that it refers to film photography a fair amount without bridging the "digital gap" in places. I accept there are still film enthusiasts out there but, I imagine the bulk of the audience uses DSLR these days. If this book is ever revised this would be the only area for improvement in my humble opinion.
To the author Lee Frost, I extend my gratitude for putting this work together & hope it brings you the recognition & success you so clearly deserve.