Category Archives: Book Reviews

Reviews of books related to the topics of photography, modeling, photographing the nude, post processing, etc.

‘In Character: Actors Acting’ by Photographer Howard Schatz – A Book Review

“In Character: Actors Acting” © 2006 by Photographer Howard Schatz is a great book of some technically very poor photography… How great is this book? If you are a photographer of people, if you don’t own this book, you should consider … Continue reading

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“Shooting in Sh*tty ‘Shitty’ Light: The Top Ten Worst Photography Lighting Situations and How to Conquer Them” Book Review

The just out in paperback “Shooting in Sh*tty ‘Shitty’ Light: The Top Ten Worst Photography Lighting Situations and How to Conquer Them” by Lindsay Adler and Erik Valind is one of the finest, easiest to comprehend books on shooting in … Continue reading

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“Sorayama Masterworks” by Hajime Sorayama – Book Review

“Sorayama Masterworks” by fine artist Hajime Sorayama is a showcase work of extraordinary erotic art. © 2010, this is a 448 page tomb. Full of images, which depict the horrific, in an erotic detail and joy … which keep the viewer engaged. … Continue reading

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“Hurrell’s Hollywood Portraits” by Mark A. Vieira – Book Review

“Hurrell’s Hollywood Portraits” © 1997 by photographer Mark A. Vieira is a 223 page hard cover out of print must have. If you are a student of or an aficionados of the Hollywood glamour style of lighting and photography of the … Continue reading

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“BEYOND THE GLAMOUR PHOTOGRAPH: How to Get Started and Be Successful as a Boudoir, Glamour, and Swimsuit Photographer: With Companion DVD” by Jack Watson, with Andy McFarland, Foreword by Rolando Gomez – Book Review

“BEYOND THE GLAMOUR PHOTOGRAPH: How to Get Started and Be Successful as a Boudoir, Glamour, and Swimsuit Photographer: With Companion DVD,” by Jack Watson, with Andy McFarland, Foreword by Rolando Gomez,”  this book has a long title… Let’s trim that … Continue reading

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“Pin up 2; Couleurs et mines de plomb” by Alain Aslan – Book Review

“Pin-up 2; Couleurs et mines de plomb” © 2011 is a compilation of earlier pinup art, with airbrush feel, by French artist Alain Aslan. “Pin-up2” is largely a book of paintings, as such its language is primarily the universally recognized langauge of images.  Like … Continue reading

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“Let Them Eat Cheesecake, The Art of Olivia” by Olivia De Berardinis – Book Review

If you like artfully done, photo realistic art pieces of lovely lovely women wearing comely smiles and revealing lingerie in a modern pin-upish style, then “Let Them Eat Cheesecake, The Art of Olivia” by Olivia De Berardinis © 1993 is 108 … Continue reading

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

“Professional 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 & … Continue reading

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“Pin-up” by Alain Aslan – Book Review

“Pin-up” © 2010 is a compilation of earlier pinup art, with airbrush feel, by French artist Alain Aslan. Though of very very few words, what words there are in “Pin-up” are written in French. Unless you speak French, you’ll have to … Continue reading

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‘Body Painting’ by Doug Mitchel – A book review

‘Body Painting‘ ©  2008 by photographer Doug Mitchel is a kind of how to book of body painting. The method used in ‘Body Painting‘ is to capture in 144 pages production photos of the works of 10 body painters while they … Continue reading

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‘The World’s Greatest Erotic Art of Today’ – Volume 4 – Book Review

‘The World’s Greatest Erotic Art of Today, Volume 4‘ © 2011 is the latest currently available volume to this most excellent 4 volume series of examples of the worlds finest erotic art. Volume 4 contains erotic art separated into and … Continue reading

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‘Culo’ by Raphael Mazzucco – A book review

‘Culo‘ ©  2011 by photographer Raphael Mazzucco, paraphrasing is a tribute to “derriere, tush, rear end, booty, or just plain culo.” Photo books are the easiest to review.  You open, you look, you flip.  There are like almost no pages … Continue reading

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“Sketching Light: An Illustrated Tour of the Possibilities of Flash” by Joe McNally – A Book Review

‘Sketching Light: An Illustrated Tour of the Possibilities of Flash‘ © 2011 by Joe McNally is one of those 432 page books I’m reading cover to cover. McNally starts off Chapter 1 with one redheaded model, on seamless white background. … Continue reading

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