A technical book, but one which gives the reader a far greater understanding of colour, and how to utilise this new found information to photography. Not a light read, but one which gives the reader an opportunity to understand and use the various nuances in colour photography to great effect.
I bought this book as a present for my nephew, who is doing a foundation arts course at college and has an interest in photography. I am myself a keen amateur photographer and thought this an excellent book. I usually find technical photography books disapointing, as they are often lacking in real detail or alternately completely unreadable. The author is a very effective communicator and for a book professing to cover 'basics' an impressive level of detail is contained whithout drowning the reader in technical information. Needless to say there are many excellent photos to accompany the text and inspire.