Posing for Portrait & Glamour Photography is my latest book; it’s original title was “The ABC’s of Portrait Posing,” which, I think explains its focus. Beginning with the basics of body and hand and head posing, it details posing techniques that enhances a subject’s appeal while minimizing any concerns they might have about their appearance. In addition to posing techniques, 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 posing on the types of subjects photographers are likely to encounter in their professional lives. You can order a copy for $29.75 from Amazon here.
Studio Lighting Anywhere. Offers a streamlined approach to producing studio-quality images, from backdrops to lighting. The book shows you how to select gear that provides the most value and requires minimal shooting space. It also offers techniques for using speedlights to create portrait-lighting. There’s a demonstration of green-screen technology to digitally superimpose a background eliminating the need to purchase and store backdrops. Lessons include classic lighting effects. tips on posing, a post-production walk-through and tips on troubleshooting common challenges. Currently priced at $23.07, you can order a copy by clicking HERE. Cover photo ©2011 Mary Farace
Joe Farace’s Glamour Photography. Using minimal equipment and maximizing shooting space, Joe Farace’s Glamour Photography shows how to shoot glamour portraits in different kinds of available light situations. Working with amateur and professional models and using no more equipment than the basics, the book provides instruction for using lighting modifiers, addressing a model’s concerns, harnessing natural light, and adapting to any location or backdrop. Beginning and aspiring pros looking to diversify their work and professional photographers seeking fresh ideas and techniques will find an lots of information in this guide. Priced at $25.52, you can order a copy by clicking HERE. Cover photo ©2011 Joe Farace
Creative Digital Monochrome Effects. Whether you’re shooting digital black and white directly in your camera or converting color photographs to monochrome in the digital darkroom, you’ll discover all kinds of fun and inspirational techniques for photographers of every level. I dig into what kinds of software programs are best for this purpose and show how to use them to manipulate your photos as well as discussing in-camera effects for toning and soft focus. The information and instructions cover everything from creating traditional looking black-and-white or color toned images, to adding color selectively for a fine-art approach. Currently priced at $24.95, you can order a copy by clicking HERE. Cover photos ©2011 Joe Farace