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Not that great
on 24 March 2010
I'm fairly new to more serious photography and ordered a few photography books including this one at the same time from Amazon. Of the three I ordered I would put this at the bottom of the list. It's ok, there are some great pictures and some entertaining stories, but there is little technical information on each individual shot apart from the camera and lens used i.e. no information on aperture, shutter speed or filters used.
I also ordered Ian Camerons 'Transient Light' at the same time and found this much more interesting and useful. I think Ian Cameron tries to share his experience more through his book whereas I feel David Noton's book is just more of a showcase for his work. There is more useful information on David Notons website and you can also view most of the pictures in this book there as well, so slightly disappointed...
Just for the record, the other book I ordered at the same time was the RSPB guide to Digital Wildlife Photography. If you also have an interest in Wildlife Photography, it's worth a look.