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  • Larry Eiss says:

    I agree wholeheartedly, Dan. This book more than any other taught me basic concepts I still use every time I shoot. I mentioned it in a couple of articles on my own Blog.

    The most pertinent is this one: http://blog.larryeiss.com/2009/12/29/photographic-lighting-lesson-2/

    Thanks for your great review and for reminding me about this wonderful book. I think I’ll go get it off the shelf and peruse it again.

  • Doug Knisely says:

    Right on, Dan!

    I recommend this book all the time (and have given away several copies!) for beginning and intermediate photographers, or for any enthusiasts. I have never seen any other book that comes close in terms of real substance of what photography is all about and how to take compelling images. Even “advanced” photographers would do well to read this book and really understand the concepts that are articulated. Thanks for giving Bryan a boost.

    Bryan’s videos online are excellent as well.

  • Doug Knisely says:

    I recommend this to EVERY beginning or mid-stage photographer who wants to grow. This book is extraordinary, focusing on all the key concepts that really matter in a gear-agnostic manner.

  • Hi Dan,

    Thanks for talking about this book. I wanted to buy a good book that teaches me the techinality of photographs in a simple language. The way you have explained this one, it sounds that this is what I, as a beginner, need. Will buy this one for sure.

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    Terry Bourk

    I have read you new book “Behind the Landscape.” I could not “put it down” meaning that I kept at it because each photo you presented/analyzed was interesting and informative. I am trying to develop an eye for composition (both the scene and the light).

    Thank you! The examples you present and the suggestions are very helpful. Purple Mountains, McKinley River and Wonder Lake are fascinating.


    Roger Sinclair

    You have done it again! Another triumph.

    Your generosity to share, the clarity of thought and concise explanation thereof is brilliant. Perhaps I should also mention the beautiful photos and the talent necessary to produce them.

    Thank you, Dan.