This is a great book. It is one of the few I own on professional photography that has not been published by Amherst Media, and I think it could well be better. A great deal of lighting techniques are covered. A great deal of different situations for sessions such as modelling portfolios. In fact, I shot my first modelling/glamour session ever after reading this book and WOW! I've never created such stunning images - they were really beautiful. This book doesn't go into lighting techniques as much as, say, an Amherst publication might, but it definitely does go into lighting, it just does it in a different way, which is nice. What this book offers that is just great is a context, a place to come from, an approach to photographing women. Within that context the photographer has more freedom to create stunning images because (s)he hasn't been taught a 'series of poses' to put people through. Not only that the authors are professional stock and modelling photographers. With so much of the market now desiring to look like women do in magazines, this is a boon to portrait photographers as they have a new and fresh outlook on photographing women that they might not have gotten when they were taught portraiture (I, for one, certainly wasn't). I give it 5 stars and would buy another book from these authors in a heartbeat.
ThriftBooks sells millions of used books at the lowest everyday prices. We personally assess every book's quality and offer rare, out-of-print treasures. We deliver the joy of reading in recyclable packaging with free standard shipping on US orders over $15. ThriftBooks.com. Read more. Spend less.