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Beautiful images, but for beginners only
on December 29, 2012
This is a book about working with women, basics of a shoot and posing. This book is NOT about business, marketing or how to run a studio. Christa does not have a boudoir studio, she shoots in hotels, so her only set is the gray paper or black muslin she brings to the hotel. While I appreciate her tenacity for business and keeping her costs low by not having to pay for studio space in Manhattan, by no means is this a comprehensive book about boudoir photography. The book is filled with general and motivational advice, like don't let your clients drink red wine during the photo shoot or their teeth will turn red. I found the book to be vague, like when she talks about where to find or hire different types of models .... her advice is to use a modeling agency and that is about as far as she expands on that. I was hoping the book to go more in-depth. Such as... what should we look for in model, or what should we ask for when we call the modeling agency, how do we negotiate fees with models.