Photographing Men: Posing, Lighting, and Shooting Techniques for Portrait and Fashion Photography
This illustrated trade paperback, Photographing Men, is not for the average amateur photographer. Written by a professional known for his fashion and portrait photos, Jeff Rojas shares his extensive technical and artistic knowledge on photographing men. This book is suitable for professionals who are in similar niche of photography, or students who would like to pursue similar endeavors. The book is excellent, and even serious amateurs will gain insight on the myriad aspects of photographing figures and faces. For those unfamiliar with the subject, Rojas’ treatment is fascinating. Photographing men is not simply focusing the camera and having a collection of high-end equipment. There are so many other aspects to consider. For example: is the face square, oval, round, oblong, triangular, heart-shaped or diamond-shaped? Accordingly, your choice of lens, lighting, angle of shooting, etc. will be different. Similar principle applies to body shapes, flaws, clothing, posing style (standing, sitting, lying), and so on. Rojas’ writing is very good, his explanations are simple, straight-forward, easy to understand, all illustrated by numerous large photos, both black-and-white and color, and explanatory captions. He discusses equipment you need in detail as well as the different markets for the professional photography of men.