Johnny Ranger McCoy con Photographing Women Models: Portrait, Swimsuit, Lingerie, Boudoir, Fine Art, & Fashion Photography Exalting the Venus Goddess Archetype: How to Shoot Epic ... Photography Book 3) (English Edition)
Learn how to better capture and exalt the fine art of portrait, lifestyle, and fashion photography!
"My agent loves your work and is filling my agency portfolio with it. Thanks again!" --Leanne, professional model, Los Angeles
"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication," wrote both Steve Jobs and Leonardo da Vinci, and this book exalts the simple, foundational rules of epic model photography.
The overarching philosophy of this straightforward guide is that “a picture is worth a thousand words,” and thus the photo-packed book shows as much as it tells! And too, another philosophy of the tome is that women are naturally beautiful, thusly requiring minimal retouching when the photograph is lit and composed in an optimum manner. After all, the word "photo-graphy" means "drawing with light," and not "drawing with Photoshop." Taking this to heart, the book celebrates a simple "get the light right" approach towards exalting the archetypes of feminine beauty in the over 175 epic portraits.
"Never before have I received so many wonderful shots from a single shoot. And that one portrait is so far my all-time favorite. Let's shoot again soon!" --Sara, professional model, Los Angeles
Whether you are looking to begin capturing epic portraits exalting the beauty of female models, or you have been shooting fashion, lifestyle, and portrait photography for quite some time, this book offers an ideal guide and inspirational mentor! The portrait-packed book is aimed at the wide variety of model, lifestyle, swimsuit, lingerie, boudoir, and fashion photographers, from novices to masters. Across all genres, the basic rules of light remain the same, as do the foundational notions of beauty regarding the classical feminine archetype.
For beginners, the book covers not only the best equipment to purchase, but it also shares the deeper reasons motivating the investment in the particular lenses, cameras, filters, and more. Different scenarios for using a 50mm prime, a 70-200mm zoom, or both, are covered throughout, from tight headshots to more “landscapey” portraits. The beauty of both extreme bokeh and greater “depths-of-field” are celebrated throughout the varied portraits.
For more advanced photographers who have already chosen their gear and understand the basic technical aspects of model photography, the book also delves into more abstract aspects and philosophies of beauty throughout classical poetry, art, and mythology. Beginner and advanced photographers alike will gain bountiful ideas and inspiration for new poses, props, concepts, lighting, and wardrobe for their future shoots.
Each of the over 175 photographs is accompanied by a bit of technical information including the camera and lens used, as well as the f-stop and focal length. And even more importantly, a brief description is offered for each photograph, sharing what the photographer was thinking regarding such aspects of the photograph including some combination of:
1. the posing of the model
2. the general composition of the shot
3. the lens choice
4. the type, direction, and quality of light, (and more!)
The basic use of flash, reflectors, and natural light are all covered in a most simple and practical way, in not only words, but photographs.
The book is penned in a rapid, straightforward manner celebrating the visual nature of model photography. It takes the reader on a grand voyage through dozens of photoshoots, so that they might quickly gain the most pertinent knowledge and wisdom from each shoot, so as to apply it in their own future shoots as they follow their vision and exalt their voice in the grand art of photography.