I was able to finish going through this book this morning. I started reading this not knowing what the book was about, other than capturing light. I would consider myself a novice when it comes to photography and capturing light. After all I only have a little over a month of experience behind a camera. This is the first complete book on photography that I have gone through.
With that said, it blew my mind. After going through this book, I began to understand that there is always good light for a shot. Sitting around waiting for things to align perfectly for a shot, you miss 1000’s of other good shots. The author goes through over 40 different lighting conditions, how your composition can change and shouldn’t be limited by weather for a good shot.
I am sure there are other books that cover the same material out there. This just happens to be the one available at the library. Here is the bottom line…
- Great book with lots of great ideas.
- Great book for amateurs, students and intermediate photographers.
- Something I will put on my purchase list. Great reference.
- Is it worth the purchase, YES! I could see myself using this book as a reference for years…
This book was published in 2014, so it is pretty current. I am pretty sure lighting conditions are the same today as they were 4 years ago. You can read more about this book at amazon.com where they have new and used copies available. Clicking the image below will open a new tab and direct you to the amazon page about this book.