|Author||Philip Greenspun||Entered||2000-12-23 02:09:57 by bcrowell|
|Edit||edit data record||Freedom||Copyrighted, doesn't cost money to read, but otherwise not free (disclaimer)|
|Subject||T.R - Photography|
|Amusing, clear, and informative|
by Ben Crowell (crowell09 at stopspam.lightandmatter.com (change 09 to current year)) on 2000-12-23 02:09:57, review #38
better than 80%
better than 80%
I'm only a beginning landscape and still-life photographer, so I can't claim to be the ultimate authority on this book's value. I did learn some good things from it, especially the first chapter, on light; the strong anti-flash message must be right, because it agrees with my own opinions.
I was a little surprised at how little Greenspun had to say about certain topics, such as digital techniques and composition. (Regarding digital stuff, he does give some information about how various films work with scanners.) Also, there is no introductory material on the meaning of focal lengths, f-stops, etc., which was fine for me, but might befuddle the absolute novice. The chapter on exposure was interesting from a technical point of view, but it seemed as though a lot of it would become irrelevant if one just bracketed one's exposures.
This is an enjoyable, informative, and concise book for the photographer who is ready to move beyond the basics. And it's free!
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