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  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Amherst Media (24 May 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0936262761
  • ISBN-13: 978-0936262765
  • Product Dimensions: 1.3 x 22.2 x 28.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,835,949 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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You will learn from my 26 years of experience
You will learn how to make better photographs of children. Parents, amatures and professionals alike have read and enjoyed this book. I show you over 60 images and discuss each one with a diagram plus additional information on Pose, Props, Backgrounds, Photography and even Psychology of working with children.You will take giant steps toward making more beautiful and more meaningful images of the children you photograph. I teach amatures and professional photographers all across the country at conventions, seminars and workshops, teaching for Kodak, Hasselblad, Art Leather Albums, Professional Photographers of America, Wedding Portrait Photographers International, PP of Canada, PP of Mexico and many, many others.This book can help you, no matter what your level of expertise.

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By R. Munro VINE VOICE on 6 Jun. 2005
Format: Paperback
I bought this book hoping to get some new ideas about photographing children Instead I got a load of creepy pictures of kids doing things like praying and kissing horses. The weirdest is a shot of the author's small son dressed up as a boxer complete with fake black eye called 'You should see the other guy'.
Maybe they like this sort of stuff in America, but I don't think anyone is going to sell many of these contrived and corny compositions
in the UK
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By Colin on 26 Sept. 2008
Format: Paperback
As a hobbyist who's been dedicated to photography for a year and read numerous books I can say that this book is not up there with the best of them.
It's a mediocre book with (very) mediocre images.

It's not that good or that bad.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 24 Mar. 1999
Format: Paperback
Everything you need to know if you want to photograph children. Easy to understand. Great hints for working with children
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
Definitely a good resource 3 May 2000
By S. G. Lorenz - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
While this book certainly has a lot of good nuggets, it doesn't quite measure up to the "gold standard" of Vic Orenstein. Nonetheless, as an amateur child photographer who is trying to glean as much info as possible, I definitely got a lot out of Box's discussion of techniques. He basically presents 50 of his photos, and tells the "story" of how he shot each one, complete with lighting diagrams and how he interacted with the kids. Also very helpful is his resource section at the end which gives contact info for his favorite vendors of photo supplies and accessories.
12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
Professional Secrets for Photographing Children 3 July 2000
By Denise Clay - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
The most inspirational photography book I have read. This book is the manual for all photographers who desire to create heirloom style portraits of children instead of the standard studio shots. Doug has filled the book full of photographs and the necessary information to produce such lovely imagery. Through out the book, Doug has included helpful hints on how to get the results you want while working with children. This book will be a reference of mine for years to come.
22 of 25 people found the following review helpful
It's second to another book 29 Jan. 2000
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Although this book was very informative and contained interesting photographs with descriptions and techniques used, I prefer Vik Orenstein's "Creative Techniques for Photographing Children". I think Box's book is a great read, but if I had to choose between the two, I'd go with Orenstein's book. Don't let the hand-colored bit scare you off - the book is about photography and the hand coloring is not a big part of the book.
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Very Good Book! 24 Oct. 2000
By Elizabeth Anderson - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This book was very helpful to me! Mr. Box not only shows how to set up lights, background, and camera for the picture, he also tells how to talk to children and get them relaxed to take pictures. I love to photograph children, and it's very difficult to get many children to look natural in a pose. Mr. Box gives suggestions on how to get the child to pose naturally, and how to get a beautiful picture that shows the child's personality. His tips on lights and lighting were very helpful to me. This is the best book on child photography that I've read so far.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Good for Beginners 7 Sept. 2005
By Digital Newbie - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I am a fledging photographer/hobbist and I gained some very good ideas about lighting and arrangements for portraits. I cannot tell you what should be a standard, but for a fairly new photographer, this book helped.
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