The Ultimate Senior Photography Handbook
By Bill Hurter
Amherst Media, Inc., $39.95, 160 pages
Photographers, say thanks. For anyone looking to break into the senior portrait photography market, Bill Hurter provides the requisite manual. The Best of Senior Portrait Photography culls stunning images and invaluable advice from (mostly American) world-class photographers to give readers an idea of what it takes to successfully shoot seniors. Hurter covers all aspects of shooting in this potentially lucrative market, making the book less about the camera and more about the business, marketing, lighting, posing, editing and communication specific to senior photography. ||The images, taken by numerous photographers and showcasing a variety of styles, are mind-blowing in their creativity and excellence. With its clean, user-friendly layout and strong, clear text, this book will provide endless inspiration to photographers of all levels. The profiles of established and successful photographers working in the field are insightful and the tips these same photographers offer are often deceptively simple, usually easy to implement and always sound.
The Best of Senior Photography is highly specialized, but for photographers interested in entering the world of senior portraiture, it is a must-read.
Reviewed By Andrea Klein