Damn straight! Like a master painter with a brush.
Looking for any last minute Christmas presents for the photographer in your life? Do him/her a favor and buy them a copy of Sketching Light: An Illustrated Tour of the Possibilities of Flash, a book by Joe McNally (@JoeMcNallyPhoto). I read a lot of photography books as supplemental material for my school work at NYIP. Rarely do I comment on the books, even if I think they are helpful. However, reading Sketching Light is like working as Mr. McNally’s assistant without getting yelled at, or better yet, it is like getting to shadow one of the best photographers in world and have him explain, over beers, the hows and whys of each shot.
Buy the book – there is not a cheaper way to gain this level of knowledge