I love photography books, I have many, mostly monographs by specific photographers but I also have a few ‘how to do it’ books. The trouble with the latter is that once you have mastered what is on offer the book is a bit redundant. The cost is part of this concern but also that any book published this week was probably written 2 years ago and in the days of digital everything moves more quickly than that.
I have bought ebooks since they were first available, I really like take instruction in this way, I find the quality of reproduction a joy and if you manage to hit upon a series or writer you like and trust then even buying a number of books costs next to nothing.
I am a great advocate of the Craft & Vision ebooks, these cover technical and visual matters in clear and well presented publications and cost only about £3.25, at that price I feel it is worth taking a chance but I have to say I have never been disappointed by a Craft & Vision ebook. Have a look at what they have here
Here are some of their ebooks
Art Photography Andrew Gibson, book, Craft & Vision, David du Chemin, Digital photography, E-book, Macro, oxfordschoolofphotography.co.uk, Photograph, photographersworkshop.co.uk, Photography
Over here in the UK we think of seniors as being people over 65, elsewhere the term ‘senior’ refers to late teens, odd huh?
We have a great friend and former student called Harriet Chen who is fantastic at this sort of work, have a look at her pictures here
All photos ©Harriet Chen
.Kent DuFault over at Lightstalking has written an article about shooting seniors (somehow that sounds so wrong!) have a look at it here
Bravo! You’ve got that nice camera and a great lens, why not put it to good use? You can have some fun, and perhaps, maybe even save a few bucks along the way. However, here is a secret you may not know. It’s not as easy as it looks. It doesn’t take a whole trunk-load of gear to get great results. What it does take is a little time, a small investment in materials, a good sense of humor, and a willingness to work with your subject.
Here’s a checklist to get you started.
- You need a location.
- Clothing and perhaps props.
- A camera and lens. A DSLR with a selection of lenses would be nice but it’s not mandatory. You can also do this with a point-and-shoot camera as well.
- Simple lighting and light modification gear.
- A few extra human bodies will come in handy.
Want more……Click Here: How to Photograph Senior Portraits That Will Take Pride of Place on the Mantlepiece