I just received this book today. I had been really excited about it and had 'looked inside.' The front and back covers have great business portraits, of the type that I wanted to create. What was disappointing is that the interior of the book doesn't give me any MORE of these kinds of images. The author, Andre Amyot, is clearly talented and knows what he's talking about, so it's not that. The problem is that the sample images in the book are far more commercial and industrial. If you're looking to take more industrial portraits, of executives for annual reports and the like, it's probably for you. You'll see loads of industrial settings and probably be really excited. As more of a personal photographer, personally, I wanted the more warm, inviting and intimate type of business portraits that were displayed on the covers, and these were lacking. The author talks a lot about business, which is great, but is SUCH a repeat of what I've read in so many books on professional photography, there wasn't anything new there.
What's my bottom line recommendation? If you want to take commercial photography of the sort in an annual report, like REALLY commercial, not more personal and warm, then this book is great. If you need to learn lighting techniques, how to use multiple lighting sources and get a great exposure, this book is great, you'll learn that. If you don't have a clue about how to run a professional photography business and make a decent living and not live below the poverty line as so many do, you'll learn that. BUT, if you really want to learn how to create warm, personal portraits of business people, and you know how to set up and light a portrait, save your money and just get your inspiration from the front and back covers, because you probably won't find much more of interest that's worth paying for inside. My 2 cents worth.