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The Michael Freeman's Photo School series consists of four books, Composition, Exposure, Digital Editing and Light and Lighting.
These guides start at entry level, and each begins by introducing Michael, and his students who are featured throughout this book, which is a nice touch. At the end of every chapter, the students talk us through an image, which is then critiqued by an expert. Through this, the beginning reader learns how they can improve their photography, whilst also learning new skills in each chapter too.
Each chapter talks the reader through a different aspect of that subject, for example in the Composition book, we have chapters on filling the frame, and using horizontal and vertical lines, among many others. At the end of each chapter there is a challenge for the reader to complete involving the subject of the chapter.
Nothing but constructive all the way, these books aim to build you up to become a competent photographer in as much time as you choose to take. They have the feel of learning through a course, without having to fork out the money for one.
This entire series is well worth buying if you are starting out in photography, or the separate books on their own make great reading if you are wanting to home your skills in one particular area.
These books are a pleasure to look through, with plenty of pictures to look at every step of the way.