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Andy M
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« on: January 27, 2007, 08:30:42 AM »
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I never thought I'd be into taking portrait photographs of people, but more and more it is becoming an interest.

I'm now looking for a very good instructional book, and was wondering if anybody had any recommendations?
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« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2007, 06:12:57 PM »
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I never thought I'd be into taking portrait photographs of people, but more and more it is becoming an interest.

I'm now looking for a very good instructional book, and was wondering if anybody had any recommendations?
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I am not a portrait photographer but [a href=\"http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0817442278/]this book by Michael Grecco[/url] (who IS) is getting many strong positive comments, deservedly so in my opinion.
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« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2007, 10:11:45 AM »
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Purchased, and awaiting delivery.

Thanks Ken

Also, judging by the price and the review, this one looks quite good:



http://www.amazon.com/Photographing-People...ie=UTF8&s=books
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« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2007, 10:58:01 AM »
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A month ago I purchased Skin: The complete Guide to Digital Lighting, Phoographing and Retouching Faces and Bodies by Lee Varis. If you need to "enhance" or correct (give them a more natural look) your portraits, then you may find it useful.
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« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2007, 11:40:34 AM »
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The Best of Dean Collins on Lighting  Not cheap on 4 DVDs.

I have used Collins' video tapes and had the pleasure of his personal instruction.  He was a master photographer and teacher and his DVDs should be worth the price.  They cover not only portrait lighting but products as well.
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