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Title promises a lot, but leaves me unimpressed,
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This review is from: Photographing People: Portraits, Fashion, Glamour (Revised Edition) (Paperback)
As noted elsewhere, the book looks well presented with lighting diagrams for each picture. But, if you look at the catchlights and the shadows, you can clearly see that the lighting diagrams are inaccurate and the descriptions wrong. This alone is enough to make me feel like I've been conned out of my money.
There is also not much substance for what each portrait/image is giving - is this a dynamic portrait, is it a intimate portrait, what makes this an intimate portrati? The book answers none of these questions which is what I was hoping to get out of something like this. I could easily look through Vogue or any other magazine for a list of photos.
The txt focuses on gear (cameras and film) rather than the reasons for the image and what makes a a type of image.