out of 5
Looking for a great introductory book on photography? Look no further. Although the books lacks the gloss and color photographs found in some other books, this book is probably much more useful for the cost. Comprehensive and detailed, the book covers every major topic in photography from choosing equipment to techniques in creative photography.
Both an ideal beginners and a reference for serious amateurs, this book is designed to be read before and after a photography session rather than something to be carried in the camera bag.
It should be noted that this book makes an excellent companion to The New 35mm Photographer's Handbook by Julian Calder and John Garrett (ISBN 0609804227). After reading the Grimm's book, the Handbook makes a great carry-along reference for in the field.