"This book, appropriately and fortunately, is not another step-by-step guide to Photoshop workflow. Yes, it reviews many tools within Photoshop and Lightroom and explains, in very clear terms, how they work and can be applied to an image. Tal offers some good cases of the so-called "sideways" and "backward" steps that can be quite useful in image development as well as numerous, practical examples of how he applied a variety of other techniques to his own images. However, pixel-wizardry is not this book's objective. There is a constant emphasis on using the digital darkroom to further the photographer's creative intent and to encourage a personal interpretation of light."
"The best part of the book for me is the look behind the curtains at Guy's thoughts and explorations as he works through the techniques. Guy is a master of his craft, and more importantly, a talented artist who is willing to share his gift and experience to help the rest of us improve our own art."