Best Glamour and Fashion Photography Books

1. Skin: The Complete Guide to Digitally Lighting, Photographing, and Retouching Faces and Bodies

by Lee Varis

Achieving accurate skin tones is one of the most challenging tasks in digital photography. Master this challenge with professional photographer Lee Varis as he covers a range of skin: women and men, young and old, various tones, in-studio and outdoors, tattoos, and more. His step-by-step tutorials and before-and-after illustrations demonstrate various techniques for topics such as digital-specific lighting challenges and what can and cannot be done in post…»

2. Fashion Photography: A Complete Guide to the Tools and Techniques of the Trade

by Bruce Smith

Fashion photography is glamorous. Fashion photography is hot. Fashion photography pays well! Now is the time to get into fashion photography, and thereâÄôs no better way to learn all the tricks and tips of this trade than Fashion Photography. Insider Bruce Smith explores every aspect of fashion photography, from high-end couture and beauty for both editorial and commercial clients, to runway, swimwear, lingerie, and more, with full information on how to…»

3. Fashion Photography Course: Principles, Practice, and Techniques: An Essential Guide

by Eliot Siegel

Presented and written by a leading fashion photographer, and serving as a practical self-teaching course, this book offers a series of tutorials designed to build a beginning fashion photographerââǬâÑ¢s experience and get him or her started on a rewarding career. It begins by acquainting readers with the work of trend-setting photographers in the fashion industry, and points out how trends are controlled by magazines and editors. It also presents tutorials…»

4. Garage Glamour: Digital Nude and Beauty Photography Made Simple

by Rolando Gomez

Nude and beauty photographers can find the invaluable high-impact techniques in this exhaustively illustrated manual that covers everything from compositional tips for clothing, accessories, and poses to more technical challenges such as lighting, lens selection, and exposure, demonstrating how to produce stunning, world-class images using minimal equipment without accruing a burdening investment. Beginning with the Four S's of glamour photography (…»

5. Glamour Photography Masterclasses 001 to 004: Step by step instructions including studio set-up photos

by Nigel Holmes

In this book you will learn STEP BY STEP how each picture was created and how you can do the same. Creating fantastic pictures of glamour and topless girls out of a small studio or in your home. It is full of "on the run" studio pictures as Holmes shows you how he sets up the backgrounds, the lights, takes the meter readings, and poses the models. Plus the finished shots to show you the quality you should be able to achieve. Including full information on…»

6. Outdoor Glamour Photography: The Complete Digital Guide to Taking Successful Outdoor Glamour Photographs

by Bill Lemon

In Outdoor Glamour Photography Bill Lemon explains, image by image, how each was created and the equipment used, as well as the time of day that produces the best image and how to use the light to your advantage. Also included is a discussion of scouting for locations that fit one model better than another, backgrounds, depth of field issues, and much more. Reading light and not being afraid of it is the secret to wonderful pictures. In this new book,…»

7. Digital Fashion Photography

by Chris Tarantino, Kenneth Tan

Through the artist's eye of a fashion photographer, the marketing needs of a client are transformed into a stunning image that draws the consumer into a world full of beautiful people wearing beautiful clothes, shoes, and accessories. The evolution of the digital camera has made the field of fashion photography more accessible than ever before. Digital Fashion Photography presents practical tips and offers a step-by-step guide to the basics of digital…»

8. Rolando Gomez's Lighting for Glamour Photography: Techniques for Digital Photographers

by Rolando Gomez

Through a creative and controlled approach to lighting techniques, this informative reference on glamour photography demonstrates how to optimize the subjectâÄôs beauty. From simple sunlight to professional studio lighting systems, this manual presents practical examples of lighting sources and shows how to develop, refine, and execute such lighting in a variety of settings. Studio photography, indoor location shots, and outdoor shoots are explained in…»

9. Outdoor Lighting: Fashion & Glamour

by Cathy Joseph

Use natural light like a photographic artist! A truly glamorous fashion or "beauty" picture often needs an exotic setting, and that means meeting the challenges of outdoor photography, from the sun's brightness to overhanging clouds. Control the light, add to it, block it off, or reflect it to create the right alluring look with the help of expert advice and hundreds of magnificent, high-quality images in both color and black-and-white. Here's the whole…»

10. Digital Boudoir Photography: A Step-By-Step Guide to Creating Fabulous Images of Any Woman

by John G. Blair

Boudoir photography does not require its subject to be a beautiful, physically flawless woman. It does not require the use of extravagantly expensive equipments, props, and studio space. In fact, the very essence of boudoir photography is the idea that its subject is not a professional model and is not even necessarily in the boudoir. No longer confined to the idea of heavy makeup, lingerie, and the bedroom, the new age of boudoir photography is casual,…»

11. Lighting Techniques for Fashion and Glamour Photography

by Stephen A. Dantzig

Addressing the unique challenges that come with photographing models, this guide provides advanced lighting techniques designed to improve the artistic quality and marketability of a photo shoot. The science behind lighting is explained, from wavelengths to exposure, all with an eye toward bringing each picture to its fullest potential. Metered lighting, the difficulties of working outdoors, and the importance of lighting each pose correctly are discussed…»

12. Lighting and Posing Techniques for Photographing Women

by Norman Phillips

Featuring 15 of the industry's top photographers, among them Monte Zucker, Michael Ayers, Dave Newman, and Kathleen Hawkins, this guide teaches professional photographers how to capture the most flattering views of the female formâÄîand appeal to their largely female clienteleâÄîthrough careful lighting and posing. This reference emphasizes how from the very start of the process, certain techniques should be employed to create high quality images, such as…»

13. Rolando Gomez's Glamour Photography: Professional Techniques and Images

by Rolando Gomez

From working with models to lighting and posing, everything aspiring glamour photographers need to know in order to run a successful business and take gorgeous pictures is included in this thorough manual. Written for both the amateur and professional photographer, this handbook explores how to build a professional rapport with subjects while creating sensual portraits similar to those found in Maxim, Playboy, and other menâÄôs magazines. Each of the 150…»

14. Ellie Vayo's Guide to Boudoir Photography

by Ellie Vayo

The secrets of boudoir photographyâÄîsuch as attracting clientele, setting the right mood, shooting flawless hair and gorgeous make-up, and adding subtle sex appealâÄîare revealed in this illustrated guide for professional photographers. The reference provides the essential steps for adding this service, as well as case studies of numerous real-life sessions. By implementing the tasteful marketing strategies and the elegant, classy style of image-making…»

15. Successful Glamour Photography

by Duncan Evans

A Completely revised edition of a best-selling classic, this book lets photographers in on all the secrets of successful, professional glamour photography. It explains how professional photographers achieve their results and how readers of this book can match many of those techniques in their own photography. Jargon-free text discusses lighting equipment needed, whether a digital camera or film should be used, and how to pose models and set up location…»

16. Master Guide for Glamour Photography: Digital Techniques and Images

by Chris Nelson

This guidebook to nude and beauty photography provides amateurs and professionals alike with the necessary tools to create tasteful and artistic images that exceed expectations. With tried-and-true, expert guidance, the entire photo-shoot processâÄîfrom developing the desired style and look to digital post-production techniquesâÄîis explained. Tips on posing and lighting, styling hair and makeup, and establishing a rapport with the subject, as well as chapters…»

17. Swimsuit Model Photography

by Cliff Hollenbeck

This colorful book is the complete guide to swimsuit model photography. Includes information on finding models, selecting equipment, posing, backgrounds, using props, and much more.»

18. A Comprehensive Guide to Digital Glamour Photography

by Duncan Evans

Illustrated with photographs of beautiful models from around the globe, this stylish, sophisticated guide shows digital camera owners how to create the glamourous look seen in the world's top magazines. The story of each photo is told in three parts: Shoot provides technical and creative information on how the image was captured; Enhance explains how the photographer used the computer to set a mood, eliminate distortion, adjust color, erase blemishes, or…»

19. Selling Fashion: The Digital Photographer peers into the shop window

by Graham StJohn Smith

I was in Lille, France, with my wife, Liz, just after the Millennium, and saw an attractive window of a store selling wedding outfits. I saw that Liz's head and shoulders fitted neatly into the window, and photographed the composition. That image is not in this book, but that occasion stirred my imagination to notice windows in shopping-streets, and particularly the ones in which human life was reflected - namely those involved in fashion, peopled with…»