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Good info if you can stay awake ...
on 6 June 2011
My title might be a bit harsh but I can literally be falling asleep within a couple of paragraphs and my mind starts to wander on to other things very easily whilst reading this book.
Don't get me wrong the author knows his stuff, "the stuff" about which he talks should be very interesting, and if you take note of the important bits then it could very well help improve your photography, composition and techniques (or at least your understanding of these things) ... but man it comes at a price!
I have probably read in the region of 10 or 15 photography books over the past couple of years, but this one is easily the least captivating of them all ... I actually bought this book around two years ago and am on my third attempt at reading it to completion!
If you are patient and really are serious about understanding, analysing and breaking down compositions and photography, then yeah I would recommend this book, but if you want something a bit lighter and more interesting or compelling to read then I would seriously recommend looking elsewhere.
... sorry Michael or anyone who likes his style of writing, but this is not really my "cup of chai" ...