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OK book from a great photographer
on September 27, 2013
I liked aspects of the book. But at times it became rather repetitive. I am an advanced amateur, but I never read many books. Now I'm starting and seeing what I can learn from others. At the start of the book, Ron talks so much about how you should take photos at dawn, dusk, the golden hour etc etc. That is all well and good but that is discouraging for people who cant photograph at those times. In my head I knew that you could use black and white as an alternative during harsh parts of the day, and in chapter 8 that same exact concept is mentioned. What I did like is the encouragement to photograph what is close to you so you can have the reflexes to actually score good shots when you do go on vacation. So perhaps this is getting a bad wrap because it is aimed at the less experienced but I feel the sections on photo processing could have been left out. Sometimes I just felt like the book was dragging on.