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This e-book is unusual because not only does it have a documentary side that gives you an insight into a particular group of people it is also full of hints, tips and background information on how each of the ten shots featured in the book were taken.
I was surprised by this as when I first read the title I though it was going to be just another book that covers the journey of a photographer but I was wrong. It's taken two styles of book and mixed them together really well to produce a series of insightful and interesting pages of text that sit along side examples of inspirational travel photography.
You're introduced to the project before Mitchell offers general tips on travelling and taking photos in foreign countries, something all photographers will find useful.
Then each of the ten shots featured have a page to themselves so you can really appreciate them. The title of each shot and the technical information (ISO, focal length etc.) is present alongside each of the shots too. From there you are given background information, advice and diagrams on how each shot was lit, information on composition choices, challenges the photographer faced and how he overcame them and finally there's a detailed explanation on what post-processing was done. In this section there's also before and after shots which makes it easier to understand what changes were made and why.
It's well written and the book's design makes it easy to work through. It's engaging, full of insightful knowledge and it's a really great way to learn how a photographer works. Those who shoot portraits will find the information as useful as someone who wants to improve their travel shots and as it's an e-book, you can read it on your home PC or on the go via your laptop or tablet device.
This book is a refreshing concept as it takes a topic that's covered by many but presents it in a way that makes it look new and exciting.
It's priced at just under $25 which seems a little expensive for a digital copy of a book but as it comes with a 100% money back guarantee, you can always get your money back. Having said that, I think you'll soon realise it's a great little guide that's well worth keeping.