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Quite simply, essential reading for anyone serious about learning photography,
This review is from: Perfect Exposure: The Professional Guide to Capturing Perfect Digital Photographs (Paperback)Let me start by saying that this is almost without a doubt, THE best book that I have bought about learning photography.
I own a considerable number of instructional photography books, including the extremely good Understanding Exposure: How to Shoot Great Photographs with a Film or Digital Camera by Bryan Peterson, but this one has taught me more than probably all the others combined.
Some of it, especially the first chapter, can seem a little too technical and may be off-putting, but you don't need to completely understand everything said there, as he goes over it piecemeal as you progress through the book.
The most valuable lesson that I picked up was how to use spot metering correctly and it has resulted in a new lease of life in my photography. No longer do I have to accept the camera's albeit very good, matrix metering mode. I am now able to evaluate a scene or subject and be able to achieve the result that I desire.
I wouldn't recommend this for novices, but for those wishing to take their photography to the 'next level', I really can't recommend it enough.
Again, one of the best and most useful books I have bought, if not the best.