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One of the best guides to Digital Techniques,
This review is from: The Digital SLR Handbook (Paperback)
I would like to debunk some of the claims made about this book. This book is NOT about composition, so the previous comments about this book not explaining this aspect are missing the point. What this book IS about is DIGITAL techniques to download, store and print photos, amongst other things. People who have read some of Tom Angs's books will find material of a similar nature in here.
The difference is that this book, with no disrespect to Tom, is far superior in its presentation and instruction. Here you have a very experienced teacher of photography explaining concepts such as colour management and The Zone System in clear and interesting language. Only a few books on the market can match it in terms of explaining
and instructing on the use of digital photography technology. Perhaps total beginners would need to read up on some of the tutorials found on the better websites before tackling this book.
For those looking for a book on composition, Freeman's much older title 'Image' is in my opinion the best single volume I have read on the topic. It is very hard to find and I am glad I have a copy as I never fail to be inspired by its content. Look out for an update of it called 'The Photographers Eye', although I havent read it yet.