“Professional Digital Techniques for Nude & Glamour Photography” by Bill Lemon – Book Review

Bill Lemon, Professional Digital Techniques for Nude & Glamour Photography, Front Cover, Woman in concrete tube, naked, nude, implied nudeProfessional Digital Techniques for Nude & Glamour Photography” © 2006 by Bill Lemon is a volume I picked up after having read and been so very impressed, i.e. learned a lot about textures and black and white nudes, from Bill’s © 2009 “Light, Shadow & Skin Tone: The Complete Guide to Shooting Black & White Glamour Photography Both Digitally and on Film.”

Nude & Glamour Photography” may be a book Bill went to school on for writing books.

I find Nude & Glamour Photography” useful for picking up a few tips for advanced shooters, and somewhat more useful for new shooters of nudes.

Bill is a well known Nude and Glamour photographer.  He runs well reviewed photo shootout teaching seminars, and is writer of several excellent books of nude photography.

Among models photographed in  “Nude & Glamour Photography”  are several top Playboy beauties.

With all this said, my personal preference between the two Lemon titles reviewed here is by far “Light, Shadow & Skin Tone: The Complete Guide to Shooting Black & White Glamour Photography Both Digitally and on Film,” click here for review.

Bill Lemon, Professional Digital Techniques for Nude & Glamour Photography, black and white, rear cover, nude woman, lying on bed, lying on sheets nudeIn “Nude & Glamour Photography” Bill is again shooting most of his shots with lenses not in first tier, like the Nikon 70-300 VR and Tamron 28-75 mostly with a Nikon D100 DSLR Body.

Bill Lemon, Model nude on rail road trackNot sure how top end the D100 was in 2006.  It’s a small matter.  Many, or most of Bill’s shots are excellently done, at least for the scale of this magazine sized 128 page paperback book.

It just goes to show, a talented photographer can get good results with any gear.

He just doesn’t go into enough detail for me about how or why a photo was taken.

So, while I gleaned a few tidbits, I don’t get what I could have had Bill shared a bit more technical details, as he does in “The Complete Guide to Shooting Black & White Glamour Photography,” which volume I recommend very highly.

Perhaps in its day 6 years ago, “Nude & Glamour Photography” was a find.  Today, I need more bang for my buck.

Blonde model, nude in english telephone booth, red painted window panes, red painted doorStill the photography is pretty fine and there are lessons to be learned… I guess I just have learned to expect more from Bill based on his later works… Which with a good artist, our later works may be known to improve over time…

There is a ‘Look Inside!’ Preview showing some of the pages, photos and text of “Nude & Glamour Photography” on Amazon, available for free viewing by clicking here and proceeding to the free preview area before buying.

Thoughts?

 

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