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Mark Cleghorn is an award winning wedding photographer with a Fellowship of the Royal Photographic Society. He's also extremely good at portrait photography and has created this book to share his secrets.
Unlike other books where "secrets" are not really shared Mark goes to great lengths to help those of us who are considering shooting portraits. It covers everything from children to tasteful nude. You learn how to lighting your subject using natural and artificial light, how to pose and arrange them, and how to dress them for best effect. The book features one of the best guides to studio lighting you'll find and includes high quality photos and illustration to show each method at its best.
Everything is laid out in an easy to dip in and out format and covers lighting techniques such as high, low and mid key lighting, ring flash, butterfly lighting etc. If you are considering portraiture buy this book first -it will be the most valuable bit of kit you own!
Review by Peter Bargh