As a photography instructor, I found this book to be a great resource for students or anyone interested in learning about studio lighting. The book is geared towards photographers who already have a basic working knowledge of the principles of photography including manual exposure. The book covers different types of light modifiers and how each can affect an image. The vital piece of information that I believe is very helpful to photographers at any skill level are the lighting diagrams included in each example. When learning how to design a lighting setup for a shot, these diagrams definitely give the readers insight behind the process. To this day, I either mentally or physically draw these diagrams before setting up for a lighting situation. The book covers a wide array of portrait setups from headshot to full body and single to multiple subjects. It also covers shooting in outdoor conditions combining the use of strobes with natural light. It is concise and it is easily a book you would want on your reference shelf as you will find yourself going back to it when starting out.