One would be forgiven for thinking that this was a book about taking photos with a digital camera. Instead, it explores the exciting ways computer software can be used to manipulate photographic images digitally. A photographer for 50 years and a photography writer for 25, Busselle considers the digital revolution the single most exciting and liberating development in the medium since the introduction of roll film and the 35mm camera. He uses such a camera for most of the work here and explains more than 50 ways to enhance images subtly, filter them, and create complex layers and montages. Busselle concentrates on enduring artistic decisions rather than tying his exercises to specific, rapidly changing software. Artists who want to explore the outer edges should see Janet Ashford's Start with a Scan, but photographers will find more that's germane to their field in Busselle's highly recommended book. Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.