Excellent Book for Improving Photographers,
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This review is from: Lighting for Digital Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots (Using Flash and Natural Light for Portrait, Still Life, Action, and Product Photography) (Kindle Edition)
I bought this book (Kindle version) having seen a couple of Syl Arena's presentations on You Tube and have been very impressed.
The book is well written and concentrates on how lighting affects photography, and in particular, how to best use flash either alone or in conjunction with natural daylight. The diagrams and photographs illustrate the points well, the author is clear about which equipment will make the most difference and where large sums of cash are not needed to achieve good results. The writing style is engaging with a good mix of practical and technical explanation.
Some of the product names used might need a short search if you want to buy them in the UK or Europe, but in general they are very easy to identify just by asking in a local art shop.
There is a Flikr group to go with the book - linked from within the Kindle version and there are plenty of exercises to reinforce the teaching points.
The colour illustrations really do make the book come alive so reading on a colour device or PC screen would be recommended.
In short - an excellent book for anyone wanting to get beyond the beginner stages and improve their understanding of lighting.