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Good book on working with models for portraits?

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carrollphoto
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Posted Thu Nov 30, 2006 3:29PM
I'm looking for a good book on working with models.  Basics of posing, different portrait styles, genres, etc.  I'd like to start working more with models for my stock work.  I'm also getting requests to do freelance portrait work for friends and co-workers.  I know the technical aspect of photography and lighting, but I'm lacking knowledge of how to work specifically with people as models.  I've been winging it for a while now, but it's time to get better educated.  Any advice is much appreciated.  Thanks!


Christian


P.S.  I'm open to taking courses as well.  Online or otherwise.  Just looking for a place to start getting better informed.

(Edited on 2006-11-30 15:29:57 by carrollphoto)
photodesigner
Posted Sun Dec 10, 2006 4:08PM
Don't know about books or courses...but I just paid to have my family's portrait taken by a portrait photogapher who's work I really liked...I learned much by how the person "handled" us...It was as good as a class, and I get some great shots of of my family together (a rare feat).
kickstand
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Posted Mon Dec 11, 2006 1:40PM

I am in the same boat. My goal for 2007 is to learn more about portraiture. I've already signed up for a 3-session course at RISD in February.


As for books, Lighting and the Dramatic Portrait by Michael Grecco  was recommended by Joe Reifer.


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jwilkinson
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Posted Wed Dec 13, 2006 11:44AM
not a book, but probably useful, have you seen this article?

How to Speak Model
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