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Michelle Ross
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/1/2004

Recommended Books?

I would like recommendations on books that would help me get started with Portrait Photography . .. probably more Children and Sr pics. .. need a complete book that has info regarding posing, lighting, lenses, etc.

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9/19/2004 12:18:20 PM

John P. Sandstedt
BetterPhoto Member Since: 8/8/2001
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  Kodak's Portrait Techniques, Publication No. 0-4, CAT 157 3955.

This may not be the most current version of a classic which I used to start.

John Hedgcoe's Practical Portrait Photography.

Mine is a 1987 Edition; I'm sure it's been updated.

Good Luck.


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9/27/2004 11:49:42 AM

Tommy Luca
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/9/2004
Try the following websites:

2.) (Amherst Media)
3.) (Watson-Guptill Publications
average price is $29.95 per book.

Look for "Master Posing Guide for Portrait Photographers" by J.D. Wacker

look for "Marketing and Selling Black & White Portrait Photography"
Author: Boursier, Helen T.

look for "The Best of Teen and Senior Portrait Photography: Techniques and Images from the Pros"
Author: Hurter, Bill

look for "Family Portrait Photography: Professional Techniques and Images"
Author: Boursier, Helen T.
Joint Author: Smith, Jeff

look for "Group Portrait Photography Handbook"
Author: Hurter, Bill

Best of Teen and Senior Portrait Photography, The

Best of Chidren's Portrait Photography

Art and Business of High School Senior Portrait Photography, The

Posing for Portrait Photography: A Head-to-Toe Guide

Portrait Photography: The Art of Seeing Light

Portrait Photographer's Guide to Posing, The

Master Lighting Guide for Portrait Photographers

Profitable Portraits
The Photographer’s Guide to Creating Portraits that Sell

Wedding and Portrait Photographers’ Legal Handbook

Each and everyone of these books are garaunteed to enlighten your perspective and open a new path to creativity Michelle.

Happy Book Hunting,
good luck along the way!

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1/21/2005 10:34:38 PM

Michelle Ross
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/1/2004
  Thanks Tommy! Some of these I ended up borrowing from libraries and a few I have purchased.

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1/22/2005 3:11:00 AM

Debby A. Tabb
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/4/2004
Good Day,
You can find wonderful books on ebay as well and I myself have written three books on posing and sell them on ebay as well as some stores -but please don't buy them there if you contact me through these sites I give you a discount.
photography can be expensive to start a business in - and the need to recup the monies you've put out is a nessesity. so. we try to help you out a little.
also, just keep your eyes open and try the poses that you like.
best of luck to you, Debby Tabb

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5/17/2005 2:37:16 PM

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