So, I finished reading the Exposure Digital Field Guide, and I give it a thumbs sideways. It's not a bad book by any means. However, I tend to find some of his methods a little strange. For example, there's lots of times when the author recommends to utilize manual exposure mode and then underexpose or overexpose by 1 stop. Why not stay in aperture or shutter priority mode and then use exposure compensation? It takes some of the challenges out of the equation while still having full control of the scene. Plus, if time is of the essence (when is it not in photography) time can be saved using the aperture or shutter priority modes. I am not against manual mode, I just think there are times when it was recommended that I didn't see the need for it.
The other complaint I have about the book is that, quite frankly, the photos were lackluster. Being this is about photography, I would have thought the photos to be more interesting or exciting. Instead, with the exception of a few, the photos were rather dull and, in my opinion, sometimes underexposed/dark. As these books are intended to excite the reader, I found my self not motivated to try the techniques.
I think this book has some very good points, but I think in the end it falls short. I still found Bryan Peterson's exposure book to be the better bet.