Sorry… thought that might get your attention. But, hey, there are some nude photos here in a book that just arrived from Amherst Media:
Peter Bilous has written The Beginner’s Guide to Photographing Nudes and it’s a good beginning, indeed. Anyone interested in this field will find the author’s approach fresh (in the best sense of that word) and appealing. If you thought there was only one type of nude photography, this book will set you straight on the various sub-categories (Fine-Art Nudes, Glamour, Commercial, Portraits, Experimental, etc.)…so where to start? With a model, of course, and the author tells you how to find one. There’s also a helpful section on “Shooting Locations,” as well as advice on selecting the right equipment, preparing for a shoot, posing, image editing, and a lot more. “Ideas for Images” provides inspiration for the beginner and is a good way to jump-start one’s creativity upon entering the arena. Yes, it’s a crowded field out there, and all the more reason to approach the subject with a fresh vision. CLICK HERE and grab the book on Amazon.
Another. more lucrative area is wedding photography. No, not Nude Wedding Photographing, although that may be on the horizon, who knows? What was once a rather traditional, if not downright trite realm, has seen a burst of creativity in recent years—not to mention lots of books on the subject. Wedding Photography From the Heart: Creative Techniques to Capture the Moments that Matter by Joe Buissink and Skip Cohen(Amphoto Books) is one of the best we’ve seen, featuring over 150 shots by Buissink—clearly one of the masters in this area. Even if you had no interest in the subject, it would be hard to ignore the images in this book. Here’s a defined style that transcends the genre and edges its way toward art. Packed with tips and advice, this book is sure to inspire anyone entering wedding photography. The photos are an education in themselves. CLICK HERE to buy the book on Amazon.
Rocky Nookis one of those publishers that continually explores the creative edges of photography. Never know quite what to expect from them, but it’s usually something good. No exception with Alain Briot’s Mastering Photographic Composition, Creativity, and Personal Style. Briot is an established landscape photographer whose personal approach to the medium is engaging and explorational. He thinks outside the box of conventional composition, expanding the very idea of the static frame. He forces you to open yourself up to new possibilities and concepts—unafraid to bring art into the equation in close collaboration with the technology. The author’s images are awesome, and they provide a perfect visual launchpad designed to ignite the reader’s imagination. CLICK HERE to buy the book on Amazon.