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Outdoor Photographer Magazine Book Review:
"Farzad offers simple solutions to the sometimes complicated light metering issues of the modern equipment."

Dick Watkins: Nature Photographer Magazine:
"Using simplified text, drawings, and examples, Farzad makes this difficult subject (exposure) comprehensible. His charts of lens apertures, shutter  speeds and film speeds are some of the best that have been published. If you have any problems getting the correct exposure or understanding how to determine exposure, then you need to invest in this book."

                                                                                                           

Elinor Stecker-Orel: Popular Photography Book Review:
"Farzad's wealth of creative analogies should certainly alleviate the confusion all beginning photographers have in understanding (and remembering) how to expose their subjects correctly"
                                                                                            

Book Review, Nature Photographer Magazine,
May/June 2000 issue: 
By Dick Watkins


One of the hardest concepts for photographers to grasp is determining correct exposure. I have worked with several students explaining shutter speed, lens aperture opening, and film speed only to have them return a month later still confounded and bewildered. add to this the different methods of obtaining a light meter reading and many of these people are ready to revert to the simple, easy, always ready point and shoot camera.
Bahman Farzad's Confused Photographer's Guide to On-Camera Spotmetering simplifies the teaching and learning process to help you understand exposure and how to achieve your desired results.
The book targets the outdoor photographer using a modern 35mm camera with a variable aperture lens and color slide or negative film. Outdoor photographers are faced with many color tones and varying degrees of light creating a perplexing exposure dilemma. Farzad identifies this situation as a complex subject and recommend a simple technique called single tone metering. Farzad explains, "once one tone of a complex subject is correctly exposed, the rest of the tones follow and are correctly exposed."
Using several popular cameras, Farzad includes a guide to their operation as it relates to exposure. An exposure cheat sheet for each camera is in the book and could be valuable information to the user on understanding that particular exposure system.
Farzad, a professional freelance photographer, is an instructor in photography at the University of Alabama. He holds master degrees in engineering and computer science. I have reviewed a previous book by Farzad, Teach yourself the Simplified Zone System. This along with this current publication is leading the way for all users of cameras to actually comprehend proper exposure.
Using simplified text, drawings, and examples, Farzad makes this difficult subject comprehensible.  His charts of lens aperture, shutter speeds and film speeds are some of the best that have been published. With few words these charts explain themselves. If you have any problems getting the correct exposure or understanding how to determine exposure, then you need to invest in this book. I can assure you once you have arrived at the last page, you will have a better understanding of spot-metering and exposure.
Using simplified text, drawings, and examples, Farzad makes this difficult subject comprehensible.  His charts of lens aperture, shutter speeds and film speeds are some of the best that have been published. With few words these charts explain themselves. If you have any problems getting the correct exposure or understanding how to determine exposure, then you need to invest in this book. I can assure you once you have arrived at the last page, you will have a better understanding of spot-metering and exposure.

Personal and national reviews:


Dear Bahman:

Just finished reading your book on spotmetering (Spot Metering)  and started the Simplified Zone System of Light Measurement. These are the BEST books I have ever read explaining the light meter and exposure techniques. Both books should be on the counter in every store that sells cameras.
Best Regards
Richard M.  Magnolia springs AL

Dear Sir/Madam:

I recently purchased "On-Camera Spotmetering (Spot Metering)" from you and wanted to take this opportunity to tell you how much I enjoyed the book.   The explanations were clear and concise and, for once, I understand how spotmetering (Spot Metering) worked. I have taken a few photography courses and it took this book to help me understand how to get the shots I always have wanted. Please let me know if you have any other great books like this one in your catalog.

Sincerely

C. S.  New York

Dear Bahman:

WOW! what a book! I read 90% of it first night without putting it down.

G. S. DDS,  Florida

Mr. Farzad,

I recently received your book about on-camera spotmetering (Spot Metering). I found this book to be extremely useful and clear. The subject of metering and compensating is one that I have been somehow familiar with since getting more serious about photography last year but I never been able to really understand it until I read your book. For this I thank you.

R. L.