Over time I have watched dozens of Mike's free videos on all sorts of photography subjects and thought that was all I needed to become a great photographer. True, I did improve but I still wasn't completely happy with my results.
The great thing about the 7 Building Blocks of Photography was that it tied the information in all the videos together by providing a structured approach to each shot described in Mike's unique, understandable, easy going style.
I can now think through all aspects of each shot in a logical and structured way and understand the creative possibilities of the camera controls before even lifting the camera to my eye. Investing in the 7 Building Blocks of Photography has improved my photography much more than any expensive camera gadget.