A limited number of signed copies of Posing for Portrait and Glamour Photography are also available for $25 (including shipping) and include a signed 5×7 print of one of the images from the book.
The original title of Posing for Portrait & Glamour Photography was ‘The ABC’s of Portrait Posing,’ which explains its real focus. Beginning with the basics of body, hand and head posing, it details techniques that photographers can use to enhance a subject’s appeal while minimizing concerns they might have about their appearance. In its pages, I present real world subjects ranging in age from 18 to their late 40s, with a variety of looks and figure types—demonstrating the effect of careful but natural posing with the kind of subjects that photographers are likely to encounter in their professional lives. You can order a copy from Amazon HERE.
Studio Lighting Anywhere presents a streamlined approach to producing studio-quality images, covering topics from backdrops to studio lighting equipment and reflectors. The book shows how to select the right gear that will provides the most value along with techniques on how to make portraits in minimal shooting space, like your basement. The book includes techniques for using speedlights as well as inexpensive studio lighting gear to create great looking portrait lighting. Lessons include a comparison of classic lighting effects, post-production walk-through and tips on troubleshooting common challenges. You can order a copy HERE.
Joe Farace’s Glamour Photography. This book is all about using minimal equipment and maximizing shooting space while showing you how to shoot glamour portraits under all kinds of real world available light situations. Whether working with amateur and professional models I include basic instructions for using lighting modifiers and harnessing natural light and adapting then to work in any location. Beginning and aspiring pros looking to diversify their work and professional photographers seeking fresh ideas will find an lots of information too. You can order a copy HERE.
Creative Digital Monochrome Effects. In this book, you’ll discover all kinds of fun and inspirational techniques for photographers of every level. I dig into what kinds of software is best and show how to use them to manipulate your photos as well as discussing in-camera effects for toning and soft focus. The information covers everything from creating traditional looking black-and-white or toned images, to adding color selectively for a fine-art approach. Currently out of print but available at bargain prices HERE.
Available Light Glamour Photography. This book presents every facet of using available light to create sumptuously stylized glamour and boudoir portraits. Starting with the many reasons to rely on available light—it is cheap, requiring no electric lighting equipment—this book goes on to describe the proper exposure for different settings, ways to reinforce existing light by using scrims and reflectors, and even has information on the discreet use of speedlights. Whether indoors or outdoors, day or night, natural light presents significant challenges for photographers but the tips presented in the book will streamline the process so they can easily produce pictures of lush beauty. You can order a copy HERE.