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Better Picture Guide to: Photographing Nudes

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Better Picture Guide to: Photographing Nudes
Rating:2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Author:David Daye
Publisher:Rotovision
ISBN:2-88046-516-8
Price:17.79
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Great soft focus image on the cover that, being a bloke, makes you want to pick it up and look further. If you're interested in the female form you'll love this book. But the point of the book is to give you advice and inspiration to master composition, lighting and exposure when photograph the nude. Question is...will it?
Once again there's RotoVision's jerky text style that can halt the reading process, but I'm currently absorb by a fascinating collection of beautiful women...naked... so that's less of a problem. Many of the photos are by Eric Boutilier-Brown. They are technically competent, but it does mean that a fair amount of the book has similar type of photography. It would have been good to see examples of the work the likes of Bob Carlos Clarke, Stu Williamson or David Penprase who could have provided different approaches to nude photography.
Also it's entirely full of female figures. Male figures can produce interesting examples too such as how you light and expose to define muscle? Talking of exposure. What about exposure for different colour of skin? What about exposure full stop! The books main focus is on composition. Also there are only two pages devoted to digital so there's a balance issue
If you want pictures to give you ideas, or anything else, buy it, but if you're after technique it's shallow.

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