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Figure Photography â€“ Techniques for Digital Photographers is a book all about figure photography, from the history right through to techniques and ideas for posing.
The book begins with fundamental techniques for figure photography, starting with location selection. You are encouraged to experiment, and take advantage of unexpected opportunities to make your photography stand out. Also looked at is privacy and permits, and adding props to your photos.
Lighting and exposure is next to be looked at, beginning with basic approaches to setting up lighting and moving on to what is the best lighting, golden hours lighting and adding extra lighting to your shots.
Next the book looks at capturing movement and altering your shutter speed accordingly, before showing you how to capture test shots.
The book then moves on to the different genres of figure photography, including commercial, editorial, fashion, glamour and erotic. Each section includes a write up of what this genre usually entails, plus tips on how to make your photography the best it can be.
The book includes tips from a figure photography model and from a casting agent, and also information on directing a model.
Overall, this book provides plenty of ideas for figure photography images, and explains briefly how to implement them. It is quite a comprehensive guide, and provides lots of imagery for you to draw inspiration from.