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3.0 out of 5 stars Great - but for a very limited number of people, 30 Jan. 2008
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This review is from: The Digital Photography Book Volume 2: The Step-by-Step Secrets for How to Make Your Photos Look Like the Pros! (Paperback)
If you'd only read the first book and loved it, and haven't read anything else about photography, then this could be a good book for you.
Sadly for everyone else the book doesn't go into enough detail or give nice tips that you wouldn't know already. The format worked really well for book 1, but it just doesn't for this the second book.

Good points:
Quick tips that could be a good jumping off point for someone who doesn't know where to go next
Good explanation of how to use off camera flash in TTL on Nikon and Canon cameras
Section on wedding is OK

Bad points:
Writing style - feels rushed, mostly filler and jokes fall flat
Images don't really help show techniques - no before and after photos, or lighting set up diagrams
Poor quality paper - feels cheap
Nearly all of the information can easily be found on the web
Subjects only covered in the smallest detail - would have to buy another book on the subject if in anyway interested

Conclusion
There are better books out there. It does feel that this book was rushed out because the first one (which I liked a lot) sold well.
I would recommend having a quick flick through the book before buying.
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Showing 1-2 of 2 posts in this discussion
Initial post: 25 Oct 2008 19:12:25 BDT
H :-) says:
I fully agree. No 1 was very good, even if I consider myself as a pro. No 2 may be interesting for some beginners. May be. H :-)

In reply to an earlier post on 14 Jan 2009 02:42:06 GMT
Whilst I agree with the previous reviewer regarding the exclusive promotion of Canon and Nikon, I cannot agree with the largely negative opinions expressed in this review.

It would be useful to know, for example, the titles of some of the books that are, in the opinion of the reviewer, superior publications. Salty...
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