Quote Originally Posted by paul ewins View Post
My reason for buying the Abel book was that it showed examples from specific lenses and the lighting that the photographer used. The Hollywood book seems to be aimed at recreating specific portrait styles, probably with modern equipment (i'm guessing that it won't have a section on retouching 8x10 negatives to soften focus). That might be more useful than the Abel book if that is what you want to do.
I'm also going to assume that its digital based with a section on how to touch up in photoshop...... grrrr

I am more after getting experience in the lighting setups then the post processing side, but then again that wouldn't be a bad thing to know either!