am 30. Juni 2014
The book is full of mediocre photos from the author, He keeps repeating how he was able to take them because of "his awareness of the light", but never explains how to characterize or understand the light, why it works in certain ways and so on. I am actually amazed that such a book has made it through the editorial process, as the content is barely OK for the web.
The only think the book is good for is repeating the mantra "look at the light before starting to take pictures". If you want a good book about how light works and why have a look here (for German speakers): http://www.amazon.de/Gestalten-mit-Licht-Schatten-verstehen/dp/3864901359/ref=tmm_hrd_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1404126242&sr=1-1
am 27. April 2013
The cover picture is spectacular, unfortunatly the rest in the book are not quite as good,
this reads more like a self praising diary, there are not enough tips for the beginner. I think
half the sentences start with 'my awareness of the light led to...' a real average photo. Joe Mc Nallys
book is similar in usefulness but at least he has spectacular photos to back it up. There is not
much to be learned here. I purchased several books and by FAR the best is Bryan Petersons
Understanding exposure, that is what I wanted. use that f stop in this situation BECAUSE, here
is a shot at the wrong exposure see the difference BECAUSE....he actually teaches you in detail
, the others jsut want you to marvel at their pictures and bla bla on about pretty simple things you 95%
already have figured out or are common knowledge..