I’ve read one book by Mike Fry called The Photographer’s Guide to Yosemite. It is the best guide to Yosemite I’ve ever seen. So I was excited to pick up a copy of
Digital Landscape Photography: In the Footsteps of Ansel Adams and the Masters. Fry knows this subject well and I wasn’t disappointed.
The premise is simple. The masters like Adams used film. But how do you translate this to digital? Fry tries to answer this question. Fry pays particular attention to Adams’ Zone System and talks about techniques used by photographers like Adams. Fry uses more of his own photos to illustrate these techniques than photos by Adams et. al.
I wouldn’t call this a how-to book. It lacks step-by-step instructions. I view it as inspirational. The inspiration value makes the $16 a worthwhile investment.