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  1. Parkerman

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    Alright, with Christmas time approaching... I'm trying to add some helpful books to my wish list.

    I currently own understanding exposure... and I am looking for a book for poses and lighting.

    I found this book for posing. [ame]http://www.amazon.com/Posing-Techniques-Photographing-Model-Portfolios/dp/1584282207/ref=wl_it_dp?ie=UTF8&coliid=I4XNQT7XV3BS3&colid=IWTTWE1Z0QW6[/ame]

    Anyone have an experience with it? Or maybe some other suggestions for books on posing models?

    I would also like a lighting book.. Studio and/or natural lighting.. Because this is an area in which i would like to improve on.


    As far as any other suggestions on any book.. please make them. I would greatly appreciate it. If you do make a suggestion though.. could you at least say why you are suggesting it?

    Thanks

    -Parker
     
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    JerryPH No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Holy mackerel... for $61 for a used book... it had better have more than 3 poses in it! :lol:

    Here let me save you a little money... a 15 second google found this for me.

    I'd kinda pass on it for a couple of reasons... with a little real life experience, you will find a thousand more intricate and more valuable poses than are in that book. I also think you would find a thousand more and better poses just by studying flickr portraiture groups. I feel books on posing are just such a cash grab!

    Maybe go for something a little more different than this book... what other interests would you have that you would wish to improve on?
     
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    Lighting is also another spot where I seem to lack some.

    Also, you know any good books on editing maybe? I really could probably improve on everything.. I would just like some books to read i guess.. lol.
     
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    Ok, there are a few, but most are repeated in several threads. It would be helpful if you did a search on the words "good book" here, but a few I can quickly suggest are:

    - Exposure by Bryon Peterson
    - Light Science and Magic
    - Master's Lighting Guide to Portrait Photography
    - Not what I would call a standard book perse, but what I did was collect all the Lighting 101 and 102 articles from www.strobist.com and put them into 1 PDF file and print it out for myself for reference when I did not have internet access available to me.

    ... the search will give you more options. :)
     
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    I actually did do a search, but guess I just didn't go in depth with it as much as i should have.. Cause basically all i saw was for understand exposure.. which, I already own.

    Thanks though.
     

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