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Total Waste of Money & Time,
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This review is from: Strobist Photo Trade Secrets, Volume 2: Portrait Lighting Techniques (One-Off) (Paperback)
This is seriously one of the biggest rip-offs I've been dumb enough to purchase this year, hands down and one of the worst books I have ever seen claiming to give instruction for something others want to learn more about.
1 - the book is not even of normal size, it's tiny and not even enjoyable to read, it's slightly larger than an index card, seriously.
2 - the pages are made so you can tear them off like they are math flash cards or something.... this is not only extremely stupid (who would do this rather than keep the pages in the book where they belong?) but also, the text that goes with the photo you are looking at, is on the back of the photo, so it's very confusing to read about a particular image that you can't even see until you flip the page - in fact you are looking at a different photo lined up with the wrong text, it's just a ridiculous layout all together.
3 - you would think at the bare minimum aside from a light diagram, each photo would have some details as to what the camera settings were for shutter speed, ISO and aperture, but nope..... nothing at all!
I cannot believe I spent money on this item and hope others will think twice before they do what I just did. Some of the photos are nice and they print well on the book, but due to lack of proper layout, meaningful instruction and settings, it's worthless.
By the way, the real trade secret (title of the book) is that you just lost your money lol