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on 3 November 2014
I'm afraid I found this book disappointing. There are quite a lot of reviews saying how good it is. It is well written, in an approachable style, but it's really aimed at someone who has never done any serious black and white photography, but uses Photoshop! There are 50 pages on "Learning to see in black and white", 30 pages on basic digital techniques like using a histogram and RAW vs JPEG and the rest assumes that you use Photoshop. Since I am an experienced photographer, using digital and film for many years, and use Lightroom, and have just got Nik HDR Efex Pro, it's of limited value. The pages on Nik HDR Efex Pro are pretty well what you'd get from the help files in that package. I've given it 3 stars as it did have some good pictures which show examples of monochrome HDR, for a variety of subjects.
Lesson: remember to look carefully at the contents pages.