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---PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS THE LINGERIE & SWIMSUIT EDITION---

Want to shoot glamour photography with your digital camera but don't know where to start? Then this is the book for you, aimed at the photographer who knows their camera, but nothing about the world of glamour photography. It kicks off with a discussion on the hardware you do and don't need, whether filters are any use in a digital age, and what are truly essential accessories. A quick word on RAW versus JPEG then it's on to mastering lighting and the key to successful glamour shots. The impact and significance of early morning, direct overhead, diffused light are discussed, along with shooting into the sun and artificial light sources. There are two chapters on the practicalities of shooting: on location and in the studio. At all times, there's advice for the beginner to explain what you need to know now and what you'll need to consider when you have more experience. Composition is an essential element but there's none more so that dealing with models. This has a whole chapter to itself. Discover how to approach a shoot, put the model at their ease, get through the technical challenges while keeping in control of the shoot. It's all here with clear advice and anecdotes from actual shoots to back it up. The book rounds things off with a chapter on digital post-production, Photoshop work and presenting and selling your work.

This is the chapter list:

1. INTRODUCTION
What is glamour?
Choosing a theme
Studio on location
Choosing your model

2. GEAR GUIDE
Digital cameras – essential kit
Lenses – what’s needed
Digital Film – options to consider
RAW vs JPEG – make your choice

3. ESSENTIAL ACCESSORIES
Motor drives, power packs or burst mode
Tripods – low light essential
Meters – when you need one
Filters – what to use, what to avoid
Batteries and storage

4. THE MODEL
Dealing with models
Assessing a model
Posing
Male models

5. COMPOSING THE PHOTO
Composing the image
Viewpoint
Using locations
Clothes and props

6. MASTERING LIGHTING
Early morning light
Evening light
Direct overhead sunlight
Diffusion
Shooting into the sun
Flare
Reflectors
Natural light indoors
Artificial lighting
Electronic flash
Tungsten lighting
Mixed light sources
Fill-in flash

7. SHOOTING IN A STUDIO
Workshop: Shooting in a studio

8. SHOOTING ON LOCATION
Outdoor locations
Interior locations
Workshop: Indoor locations
Improvised locations

9. DIGITAL DARKROOM
Digital correction
Presentation and selling

There are over 60 photos and illustrations. On some Kindle hardware these are mono but on the Kindle Fire and on Kindle readers for iPhone/Pod touch/iPad and PC the images are in full colour.

If you feel anything is missing from this book or you have any questions related to it, please feel free to send me them by e-mail. I will answer all questions and if something obvious has been overlooked it will be added to subsequent editions.

Please note that this edition is fully illustrated but is the lingerie and swimwear edition so does not contain any nudity, other than a few buttocks. There is another edition which does contain nudity. The text is exactly the same in both versions.

There will be subsequent books covering practical glamour shooting, portraits and landscapes, all shot digitally. The portrait book has recently been released.
 

About Duncan Evans

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Published July 20, 2011 152 pages
Genres: Arts & Photography, Erotica.

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