What is Guerrilla Glamor? A down-and-dirty ebook on glamour photography, no holds barred. Photographer Jimmy D., author of the Pretty Girl Shooter blog, offers up his advice in the 101 page guide on glamour photography.
“Possibly, the hardest thing I finally learned in my many years shooting pretty girls is to make everything as simple as possible,” said Jimmy in the book’s introduction. He is a big proponent of KISS – keep it simple, stupid.
“Sure, when starting out, glamour photography can be a bit intimidating from a lot of perspectives. But that doesn’t mean it has to be overly complex.”
It’s not a how-to book, but a way-to book, he says, how to simplify and work with what is available. Don’t make things to complicated or expensive, take the easiest route to get your best photos.
The ebook starts with Secrets of the Pros, noting there are none – only lesser known techniques, before moving into a brief explanation of light, followed by gear suggestions. Gear doesn’t have to be the top of line, Jimmy suggests, it has to be functional and get the job done. Spend your money where you get the most bang for your buck. Do you need a Canon “L” lens if a similar Sigma lens is well reviewed? Do you need a top-of-the-line lighting system or will something else less expensive do the job?
Jimmy’s Ten Suggestions for Improving you Glamour Photography follow the gear section. Number four is one to remember: Gear Will Never Trump Knowledge, Skill, and Creativity. Lighting styles, models, composition, post production chapters follow.
Overall this is a dandy primer for glamour photography and can be applied to standard portraits and studio work. Jimmy’s writing style is guerrilla – his prose are like talking to a good friend over a beer and a plate of roadhouse chicken wings. The ebook is well illustrated with Jimmy’s photographs as well as lighting diagrams. The $9.95 for this ebook is well spent – there is more than enough information and ideas to cover the cost.
To purchase see the Guerrilla Glamour page.