Book Reviews

Location Lighting Solutions: Expert Professional Techniques For Artistic And Commercial Success; by Jack Neubart; Amherst Media, 176 pages; $29.95; (ISBN 0-8174-5909-X)
We all admire the quality of the images seen in major advertising campaigns and popular magazines and we have all speculated on how these beautiful shots were captured. Jack Neubart's guide reveals the secrets behind their creation with step by step illustrations, diagrams, sample shots, and tips from over 25 top professional photographers. Their straight-forward advice is presented in a manner that is easy to understand so you can apply it to your own work and achieve amazing results.

Beyond Portraiture: Creative People Photography; by Bryan Peterson; Watson-Guptill Books, 160 pages; $24.95; (ISBN 0-8174-5391-1)
If you are searching for simple ways to improve the quality of your candid shots or studio portraits then this book from professional photographer and well-known instructor Bryan Peterson is exactly what you're looking for. The chapters are full of helpful hints that begin with the basics of understanding and working with people, light, composing powerful portraits, and photo-editing techniques. Peterson offers a generous supply of top quality advice on every aspect of portrait photography so you can capture the perfect portrait every time.

Legal Handbook For Photographers: The Rights And Liabilities Of Making Images, 2nd Edition; by Bert Krages, Esq.; Amherst Media, 80 pages; $34.95; (ISBN 13: 978-1-58428-194-8)
Every professional understands that legal matters are a constant concern in the business of photography. Attorney, Bert Krages, Esq. helps you navigate the often confusing maze of laws and rights with the help of this informative handbook. He covers every topic from copyrights, to patents, trademarks, privacy issues, and beyond. The information is presented in a manner that is easy to understand so you can apply this knowledge to your own work and become a more effective photographer in any situation.