What was your impression of the book?
I liked it. If I'd had this book twenty years ago I would have an awesome studio. I thought the writing was informative and instructional without being dry and boring. I liked the material lists for each project. Although not listing the specific store that you can get materials at, there is a guide in the back which tells you what type of stuff to look for at what type of store (hobby, home improvement, office supply, etc.). A serious photographer could benefit from the devices described as well as the ideas that these spawn. I give it thumbs up.
Have you used any of the devices or techniques noted in the book? If so, which device/technique appealed to you the most?
I especially liked the light boxes. They seem very functional yet easily constructed. I have used some of the techniques in the book. They improved the quality of my photographs greatly. Specifically, there is a flash mounted diffuser that I used shooting a wedding. It eliminated the sharp shadows that would have lived behind the subjects without it.
What did you think of the accompanying photographs in the book?
My favorite feature is the comparison pictures showing with and without the device described in that project.
Would you recommend the book to other photographers?
Yes. Most pros have most of this stuff already, but for serious amateurs or those just getting into photography and wanting to improve their quality, this book is spot on.
With ingenuity and craftsmanship, anybody who reads this guide will be able to take some appealing photographs. The book is published by Rocky Nook, Inc and is available now.