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Professional Digital Techniques For Nude & Glamour Photography [Paperback]

Bill Lemon
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  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Amherst Media (9 Sep 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1584281782
  • ISBN-13: 978-1584281788
  • Product Dimensions: 28 x 21.5 x 1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,095,620 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This title presents the secrets of shooting successful nude and glamour images revealed. Bill Lemon analyses over 100 of his acclaimed images, showing readers how to duplicate or adapt each of his successful techniques. Packed with practical tips for shooting outstanding digital nude and glamour images, this is a comprehensive text that is the perfect tool to help photographers of all skill levels to produce the polished, artistic results they are after. It features: location and studio techniques; tailoring a pose to enhance the subject's assets; creating fine-art nude images; techniques for b/w nude and glamour portraits; selecting unique locations for more compelling images; using props and clothing selection to create more interesting images; composition techniques for dynamic portraits; and tips for working with models.

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49 of 49 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars DISAPPOINTMENT 10 Mar 2006
I was very eager to buy this new book, mostly because of the title and the front page picture. It's though a big disappointment and I would wish I hadn't bought it.
The author uses more time and space on explaining if he or the model had the idea for the pose and to whom the jewelery or clothing belongs to.
The book consist of many pictures with text explaining every one of them. These explanations though, with coresponding subtitles above (sometimes having no cooherence with the text), are quite obvious such as: "Liz is wearing a long, gauzy jacket that's been allowed to fall open and off of her shoulders. It belonged to another model whom I photographed several years ago." Such descriptions are totally useless and have only meaning if you want to read this book as a "picture book" and not a book about photography.
Oh... and the title "Professional Digital Techniques...", well, I have no idea what digital there is about the book, except for the author ending almost every description with: "The image was taken with a Nikon D100, a 28-75mm Tamron lens, and flash fill". I don't think you have to be a photographer to write what camera you have in your hand! And what's the difference if he uses his Nikon or Canon camera?! It's how he sets his camera that's important!!
The only reason why I give it two stars instead of one is the fact, that SOME of the pictures are quite nice. But also a lot of them are quite bad.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Good but could be better. 1 April 2006
By Armando Rodriguez - Published on Amazon.com
I wasn't sure what I was expecting when I picked up this booked but I did expect a little more than what I got. The content was ok and the images superb but the whole book felt like he was critiquing his own images and giving tips on whats good and whats not. I constantly had to read the title of the tip to recall what that critique was about and what I can learn from it. I'm giving it 3 stars because it has great example and tips but it would have been four had the retail price not been so high because I don't feel that the content was enough for the price.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Simple works 17 Jan 2007
By Frederick J. Prose - Published on Amazon.com
Bill's book perfectly illustrates the type of quality glamour images that can be accomplished without the use of expensive studio lighting and equipment. The models chosen for his examples are fresh, natural, and don't rely on post processing techniques to show off their beauty. The posing techniques are simple, yet designed to show off the attributes of the model. Many of the images reflect how a model, in tune with her body, can generate wonderful poses without extensive direction.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars This is rather a photo book, not book about taking photos. 6 Mar 2007
By Arturs - Published on Amazon.com
A said before, book consist of basically "well, i was there and i asked {ModelName} to do this, and she selected this pose, which makes this nice image" paragraphs...

So this book is collection of images with few not to detailed sentences about every shot.

I certainly expected more from this book.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good start but becomes repetitive. 12 Feb 2007
By Logogogue - Published on Amazon.com
The book isn't very good at really explaining how the shot was created. So if you want to learn about how or why a certain setting was used in detail, this isn't the book for you. If you want to get some good ideas of tasteful nude/portrait photos, this could be the ticket. Some of the narratives of the motivation behind the shot is helpful. However by the end of the book, you may end up disappointed that you read the whole thing. About half way through the book just skim the verbiage and enjoy the photos.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Poor Quality photos, no real information 9 Feb 2007
By John Ly - Published on Amazon.com
I brought this book a while back and was not happy with it, lucky for amazon I'm a lazy person when it comes to returning things, especially onine. The photos are poor, they look like someone used a compact camera to take the shot, and with no artistic or creative skill either.

There are maybe a few pictures which may be considered close to pro level but as a non pro myself I can already acheive better quality pictures. i expected more than this, there was no depth to the pictures on how they were designed or envisioned by the photographer, just a bunch of random pictures.
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