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Thread started 23 Jul 2009 (Thursday) 11:16
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good book for learning?

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Jul 23, 2009 11:16 |  #1

I currently do pretty much birding / wildlife photos so I dont have much experience (none actually) with glamor / models and such but I met a model yesterday by chance that's on MM and I am thinking of giving it a whirl. I have been looking in this section for a while thinking someday I am going to give this a try. I dont have to much concern about taking the pic itself the challenge will be 1) lighting and 2) instruction for the poses. She is pretty new to the scene but she is very pretty and I think has some good potential, and she is easy to talk to so I dont anticipate any problems there.

Does anyone have any suggestions for some good books for that? I looked on amazon and there are a ton of them and I am sure all of them will help but figured you guys might have some feedback :)

Right now I am looking at
Master Lighting Guide for Portait Photographers …1584281251/ref=​pd_sim_b_1 (external link)

Posing Techniques for Photographing Model Portfolios …/ref=rdr_ext_sb​_ti_sims_1 (external link)

if anyone has other suggestions / feeback I would sure glad to hear it :)

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Jul 23, 2009 11:24 |  #2

Here is what I have that I have found helpful:

Posing Techniques for Digital Portraits (Quick Guide) by Jeff Smith
Fashion Photography Course by Eliot Siegel

Not model related but worth mentioning
Learning To See Creatively by Bryan Peterson
The Photography Bible by Daniel Lezano

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Jul 24, 2009 16:58 as a reply to  @ reneethomas's post |  #3

Skin, by Lee Varis.
Lighting the Nude, published by RotoVision.


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