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If you have children and take pictures that you would like to improve on this book is perfect. It doesn't have a regional feel that some portrait books have and show some new and interesting ways to capture your children on film. The cover shows a hand coloured photo, which is lifted from the finishing chapter that looks at presentation and printing techniques. Elsewhere we are given examples of how to determine what the client wants (assuming you are shooting for a living) how to develop a relation ship with the subject, styling and direction, how to use studio lighting and what to do on location. The author interviews the photographers and arranges the information in nuggets of useful advice for us to digest with ease. You can learn from the experts such as lifestyle photographer Annabel Williams, stock photographer Angela Hampton and Ireland's finest, Gerry Coe.
If you have kids or are planning a career photographing them buy this book.