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Douglas Allen Box is a professional photographer specializing in family and wedding portraiture. He is the author of Professional Secrets of Photographing Children and Professional Secrets of Natural Light Portrait Photography. He lives in Caldwell, Texas. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Amherst Media (September 1, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0936262923
  • ISBN-13: 978-0936262925
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.3 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.5 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,972,346 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Doug Box

Master.Photographer
Photographic Craftsman
Certified Professional Photographer

He is the owner of ProPhotogs.com, a photographic forum with an educational leg for all levels of portrait and wedding photographers.And the Texas Photographic Workshops, an internationally recognized educational facility where he and his wife LaVelda host photographers from around the country teaching all levels of photography.

Doug has taught at seminars and conventions in 47 states in the U.S. plus Canada, Mexico, Scotland, Wales, England, China, Ireland and on 5 cruise ships. He was chosen to teach at the International Wedding Institute and has taught at 18 different PPA Affiliate week-long schools. He is one of only 20 Kodak Mentors. He is only one of four people in the history of PPA to earn over 1,000 PPA Merits and is an invited member of the prestigious CameraCrafstmen group, one of only 40 in the world.

He is Past President of Texas Professional Photographers Assoc. and currently the Executive Director of TPPA. He has served as Executive Director ASP (American Society of Photographers), Published ASP Magazine, and is currently on the Board of the Professional Photographers of America.


He is an award winning photographer who has owned very successful studios in Houston, Brenham and now Caldwell.

His articles and images have graced the pages of most professional photographic publications. He is the author of "The Power of Business" marketing systems and
has written several books including "Professional Secrets of Children's Photography", "Professional Secrets of Photographing Weddings", "Natural Light Photography" and "Posing for Portrait Photographers", and soon a book on Off Camera Flash published by Amherst Publishing.

His students claim Doug is the cross between an stand up comedian and a Baptist
preacher. He is one the most fun and easy to learn from instructor you will ever encounter.
You can contact Doug at dougbox@aol.com

www.DougBox.com
www.ProPhotogs.com
www.DougBoxPhotography.com

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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Aires on December 18, 2000
Format: Paperback
I'm a nature photographer by choice, but when a friend of mine begged me to shoot her wedding I was a bit worried about doing it. I baught this book one week before my first wedding shoot. Its very simple to use and read with easy to follow diagrams of positions and reasons why. Its quick and to the point, not getting into the science of photography,and gets right to the basics. I was happy with the pictures I took and the Bride was even happier, which is what its all about, making her special day a day to remember. I've still got alot to learn but this was a positive step in the right direction, and with help from this book it made it a little easier.
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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Therese M. Woolley on February 24, 2003
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I am NOT a professional photographer rather I am an amateur photographer that has been asked to take photographs at a wedding. I was looking for a book that would teach me what I needed to know to ensure I did a good job.
I bought this book based on the recommendations I read here. When I recieved the book and started to read it I realized the book was not what I expected.
The writer does not provide any in depth instructional information on the process of taking photographs at a wedding. The book is set up so that the reader looks at a full page photograph and then, on the opposite facing page, reads a brief description on what was happening at the time the photo was taken. This useless information is followed by a very brief description of the type of camera used and the setting utilized.
In the final chapter of the book the author provides a very cusory discussion of the business of wedding photography, but it seems this was added as an after thought and is not presented very well.
If you're looking for an instructional book that has everything you'll need to start out as a wedding photographer I would recommend "Wedding Photographer's Handbook: The Complete Guide" by Robert and Sheila Hurth.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Steven R. Hayre on December 26, 2005
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This book will help the professional wedding photographer take his/her wedding work up another professional notch. It is not about digital and refers to film and Hassys but the lighting techniques are very applicaple to digital. Timeless book.
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Douglas Allen Box has a fresh view of wedding photography, and a fresh, clear book format. I consider him my new guru. I have asorbed much of the techniques described here and will be looking for opportunities to use them in my future weddings.
However, this book is meant for the professional, who wants to add new arrows to their quiver, an amature will find the techniques described, too lofty. For them I would say, find a book written for beginners.
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