Chapter Seven, "Light and the Small Details" discusses how those details often taken for granted are ones that can provide for some very interesting pictures. Most times it is the light and how it interacts with these objects that make for dramatic shots.
Chapter Eight, "Light and the Natural Landscape," looks at how light interacts with the world around you. In this chapter you will learn about the magic hour and what it means to your landscape shot, the layering of elements in your image, and how to work with extreme contrast.
Chapter Nine, "Light and the Urban Landscape," examines the wealth of material for photography, but because there is so much around you, you don't always see them. Here you will look at light and how it interacts with shadows, graphic elements, the city itself, as well as the night.
Chapter 10, "Light and Black-and-White," shows that when you eliminate color you magnify the elements of contrast, sharpness, pattern, and brightness. This in turn gives you more ability to control the viewer's experience. In this chapter you will see how to control the shot and provide emphasis with a number of different techniques.
Chapter 11, "Wrangling the Light," will show you things that you can do when you almost have enough light. It is in these situations that you have to use some tools to get the best shot possible. Here you will look at natural reflectors, reflectors and scrims, and using flash to control the light.
Chapter 12, "The Transformative Power of Light," reflects on how learning to see the light, transformed how author was able to capture the images he had in his mind. You will see how by understanding the way that light works, will transform your images as well.
Chasing The Light is well written and easy to understand. The author really focuses on learning about light and staying focused on watching at all times to see how the light changes things. This is a topic that can take a lifetime to refine.
While nothing exempts the need to get out there and practice and refine this skill, Chasing The Light, gives you what you need to pay attention to and then guides you along the way. Chasing The Light can be useful to almost anyone from beginner to seasoned veteran and so I can easily recommend this book.