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Fashion Photography 101: A Complete Course for the New Fashion Photographers
Fashion Photography 101: A Complete Course for the New Fashion Photographers
by Lara Jade
Edition: Paperback
Price: £11.99

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lara Jade has a new fan!!, 12 Nov 2012
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On first opening this book I quickly flicked through and was immediately taken in by the examples of Lara's work throughout. As one of the previous reviewers stated, it is probably worth the price for this alone :)

Once I sat down to read I was a little concerned at first as some of the technical info included was very basic, as were the lighting set-ups, but I let the book off as it is Fashion Photography "101" after all.

However, after enjoying Lara's three day workshop on Creative Live I realised that there really was no technical tips and tricks omitted from this book and that she creates all of her stunning images with very modest and uncomplicated set-ups. Re-reading the book I no longer view it as lacking in know-how, but a testament to how great images are created with vision and not equipment. So in short, the lighting chapter in this book is "refreshingly simple" :)

Moving on now to the books strongest point, this is definitely the industry knowledge shared and learning how to get started as a working fashion photographer.

Lara shares lots of her insight and knowledge as well as links to further resources to explore and get you started. She also does a great job of summing up the best social media sites available to market yourself and how to utilise them along with your online portfolio.

To me though, having read the book twice through and re-watched her three day Creative Live course several times, the biggest thing I get from Lara is inspiration. Seeing how she has built a career in fashion photography coming from a small town in the U.K really motivates me as someone in a similar situation.

If you have any interest in becoming a fashion photographer or simply want to add a bit of fashion flair to your portrait business then I highly recommend you buy this book now!

Adam Marc Williams Photographer


Ultimate Comics: Hawkeye
Ultimate Comics: Hawkeye
by Jonathan Hickman
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.12

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Vital Reading for Ultimate Comics fans!!, 2 Feb 2012
Whilst I can kind of see where the previous reviewer is coming from in terms of Hawkeye not being the most interesting character to carry his own series, this mini is far from boring.

Hawkeye is his usual cool, badass self and it features cameos from Ultimate X and The Hulk in an event that's so epic it changes the Ultimate Universe in a big way that spills out into both The Ultimate's & X-Men on-goings.

In short, if you're looking for a stand alone graphic novel... avoid.

If you're an Ultimate Comics fan... VITAL (and enjoyable) PURCHASE!!


Kana Flashcards: Learn and Remember Kana in a Flash With Visual and Verbal Mnemonics
Kana Flashcards: Learn and Remember Kana in a Flash With Visual and Verbal Mnemonics
by Max Hodges
Edition: Cards
Price: £13.74

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very Easy Method..., 2 Dec 2009
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These cards arrived on Friday and it is now Wednesday morning and I have already managed to learn the 46 main Hiragana characters, having only spent about an hour each day learning.

Enough said :)

This product coupled with a good SRS such as Anki will have you remembering the Kana in no time (although I'd reccomend an additional text book to teach you about grammer and pronunciation)


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