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Save your money for something else
on March 29, 2010
I just finished watching this video and was not going to be able to sleep tonight unless I wrote this review, hopefully to save someone else from what I just went through. I spent the entire time waiting for something to happen, waiting for useful information, waiting for Mr. Kossack to make a valid well thought out and informative statement. It never happened.
Okay, the guy's I little strange, we all agree on that. I can get past that, it's just that this video shared absolutely no real solid information. While watching I couldn't help but think that his statements were thought up totally on the fly, which in itself is not a completely bad thing, but it caused him to repeat himself over and over and over again.
Additionally, I love the Southwest and bought the video partially in hopes of getting some tips on some of shooting locations there. Never happened. He mentioned where he was, you see him shoot there, but zero mention of the area itself, its surroundings, best time of year, etc.
Let me save you the $$ and give you the whole video in a nutshell. First use no filter. Now use a split ND grad. Now use a polarizer. Bracket. Move your camera to the next location. Use no filter. Use a split ND grad. Use a polarizer. Bracket. Move your camera to the next location. Repeat this process for 2+ hrs.
Other then a few mentions of basic composition that really didn't amount to anything, there really was nothing else to take way from this. A better choice for me was Tony Sweet's Visual Literacy.