I have to admit, the reason I picked up Nicholas Dupont-Bloch's book Shoot the Moon: A Complete Guide to Lunar Imaging is that I wanted to look at pretty pictures of the moon. There are few of those, but this book is much, much more than that. If you desire to take pictures of the moon, this is an invaluable resource.
Dupont-Bloch covers a wide array of shooting scenarios. For the amateur hobbyist on a budget, he has plenty of suggestions for using your smartphone, basic camera, or digital SLR to get interesting pictures. For photographers with sophisticated equipment (or a budget to get some sophisticated equipment) he has more tips and techniques. The portions that might be most helpful are his methods to rig equipment and repurpose items for filming or storage of images.
A coffee table book for the casual reader Shoot the Moon is not. But for the budding photographer who wants to take the time and put forth the effort to capture coffee-table-book-worthy images, Shoot the Moon should be in his or her photographic library.
Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for the complimentary electronic review copy!