You can order Joe’s book Posing for Portrait and Glamour Photography from Amazon by clicking this link, but a limited number of signed copies of are available from him directly for $25 (including shipping) and include a signed 5×7 print of one of the images from the book. To purchase, click on Contact and inquire about how to do it.
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 offers techniques photographers can use to enhance a subject’s appeal while minimizing concerns they might have about their appearance. In it, 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, including 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 or garage. The book includes techniques for using speedlights as well as inexpensive studio lighting gear to create great looking 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 about using the minimum amount of lighting equipment along with maximizing shooting space while showing you how to shoot glamour portraits under all kinds of real world available light situations. Working with amateur and professional models I offer easy-to-follow instructions for using lighting modifiers and natural light and adapting them 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. Photographers of every level discover all kinds of fun and inspirational techniques. 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 aspect of using available light to create sumptuous glamour and boudoir portraits. Starting with reasons to rely on available light—it is cheap, requiring no electric lighting equipment—the book goes on to describe proper exposure for different settings, ways to reinforce existing light by using scrims and reflectors, and includes some information on the discreet use of speedlights. Whether indoors or outdoors, day or night, natural light presents significant challenges for photographers but the tips in the book will streamline the process. You can order a copy HERE.