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

“The World’s Greatest Erotic Art of Today – Volume 1” – A book review

‘The World’s Greatest Erotic Art of Today, Volume 1‘ ©  2007 is the first of this currently 4 volume series. Like its sisters, ‘The World’s Greatest Erotic Art of Today, Volume 1‘  displays examples of the worlds most diverse and best … Continue reading

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“Lighting for Nude Photography” – by Rod Ashford – A book review

Published in 2002,  ‘Lighting for Nude Photography‘ is a timeless treatment of how to light the nude by some of the finest fine art nude photographers of the late 20th and early 21st centuries. 159 pages in paperback, at 10.75 x 9 … Continue reading

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‘Superbeauty’ by Photographer J. Stephen Hicks – Book Review

 ‘Superbeauty‘ by J. Stephen Hicks is a 160 page hardcover volume of photographs of beautiful nude women. If you have ever seen some of Stephen’s video of his photo demonstrations, he is a master of outdoor lighting setups for a … Continue reading

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“Lighting Notebook, 101 Lighting styles and setups for Digital Photographers” by Photographer Kevin Kubota – Book Review

If you photograph women, “Lighting Notebook, 101 Lighting styles and setups for Digital Photographers” by photographer Kevin Kubota is a great book choice to learn about lighting. With Kevin Kubota as author, it’s not a great surprise “Lighting Notebook” is … Continue reading

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‘Karsh Portraits’ by Yousuf Karsh – Book Review

For aficionados of Karsh’s portraits, ‘Karsh Portraits‘ by Yousuf Karsh is the must own volume. We have also reviewed ‘Karsh, A Fifty Year Retrospective‘, which is far more biographical, click here to see review.  If you wish to know more about Karsh’s life, ‘Karsh, … Continue reading

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‘Alvarado’s Classic Modern Pin-ups’ by Photographer Robert Alvarado – Book Review

‘Alvarado’s Classic Modern Pin-ups‘ just arrived in my mail and it’s cover to cover a collection of Alvarado’s modern take on the classic Pin-up theme. I have long been a huge fan of Robert Alvarado’s work.  In fact, Robert was … Continue reading

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‘Karsh, A Fifty Year Retrospective’ by Yousuf Karsh – Book Review

‘Karsh, A Fifty Year Retrospective‘ © 1988 is part a who’s who in portraits of movers and shakers and part autobiography, all courtesy of Yousuf Karsh. Yousuf Karsh is the photographer whose portraits etched in our minds the character of the … Continue reading

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‘SofaSoSexy’ – by Photographer Rankin – Book Review

‘SofaSoSexy‘ © 2002 by Rankin is a clean swing and a walk… For a photographer of Rankin’s standing, he gets a walk … for most of the rest of us, we all would have

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‘The World’s Greatest Erotic Art of Today’ – Volume 3 – Book Review

‘The World’s Greatest Erotic Art of Today, Volume 3‘,  is 272 pages of the most fabulous, according to some, erotic art of 2009. Volume 3 is very much like Volume 2 and Volume 1 … not a how to book. … Continue reading

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‘The Portrait’ by Glenn Rand and Tim Meyers – Book Review

‘The Portrait‘ by Rand and Meyers is a soft covered book chock full of technical information for aspiring portrait photographers. While many subjects are covered, at 10 x 8 x 0.5 inches and with 200 pages, this book is loaded … Continue reading

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“Painting Pretty Pictures” by Photographer Rankin – Book Review

“Painting Pretty Pictures” © 2010 by Photographer Rankin is a thematic photo book with 18 images. We have reviewed several of Rankins books here on GlamourPhotography.co, see below for a list and links. The cover image of lovely Lily Cole is … Continue reading

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“The Digital Female Nude” by Photographer Peter Adams – Book Review

 What first grabs you in “The Digital Female Nude” is the great nudes. Peter Adams is an Australian photographer extraordinaire of the female nude form. “The Digital Female Nude” is a 176 pages bound in paperback with half half mix of words … Continue reading

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“Ellie Vayo’s Guide to Boudoir Photography” – Book Review

On first look, “Guide to Boudoir Photography” by professional Boudoir Photographer Ellie Vayo of Mentor, Ohio looks like some pretty poor piece of work… Then, if you take the time, you look beneath this initial layer, and see that business sense, that knowledge of … Continue reading

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