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Testing, thorough approach to more than portraiture
on 5 December 2010
Bryan Peterson brings a fresh approach to portraiture in this book. He outlines the basics of portrait photography very well, but, with numerous interesting examples, then takes us beyond what is traditionally regarded as 'portrait photography'.
If you only own one book about portraits, this is a good one, because it covers the material well. However, most other portrait books do take the photographer in a similar 'beyond portraiture' direction, and so this is likely to be less revolutionary if you already have such books.
This is a good book for someone who has mastered all the basic photographic techniques, and wants something that will challenge and inspire them for some time.