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The price of most photographic and digital related books have come down quite dramatically over the last few years but not Amherst. Here's a book illustrated in black & white that most publishers would be doing in colour and selling for between 10 and 15.
So it better be worth its 22 price tag. The author, Bob Shepherd has spent more than 20 years as editor, writer, photographer and picture editor. He leads you through the process of learning to think about balance in composition, through colour and exposure to what makes a perfect photo and finally to selecting images to submit. The odd thing is the picture selection (or handling of) is poor. There's a pixellated image and several lack contrast giving an overall selection of dull uninspiring work. Visually this book is poor (mostly because of repro and paper quality), and while it does have some very useful advice on composition and exposure this could be gleamed from a fully-rounded book on photographic techniques. The real reason for choosing this book is the photo editing and that is really just one part of the book - Lesson 5 (21 pages)