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Good for snapshots
on March 22, 2012
As a professional pet photographer, I got this book through the Vine program to see what was being taught to beginners. I have to say, I wasn't overly impressed with what I saw. The information, while directed towards beginners, was on par with helping them create cute snapshots, not true portraits a customer might wish to purchase. Most of the information is geared towards those with a DSLR (camera that takes other lenses), not very inclusive of point-and-shoots, so most P&S shooters would find much of the material not helpful. Remember your audience - not every potential reader has a DSLR or wants to invest the money for one; they simply want good photos of their dog.
I wouldn't suggest this book to anyone who's serious about becoming a professional, even though there is content about running a photography business towards the end of the book. "Dog Photography for Dummies" is more for the non-photographer who wants to capture a cute photo of their dog, not the up-and-coming photographer looking to go into the pet photography industry.
It seems this book is extremely popular with others, but I'm afraid I'll have to rate it as only average.