Whether you’re a professional photographer, an aspiring amateur, or just a dude who wants to take less crappy pictures, Read This If You Want To Take Great Photographs of People should help you make the most of every still you take involving living, breathing homo sapiens. A straight-talking guide, it covers a wide swath of information from fundamental techniques to practical ideas to legal advice (because taking pictures of random people can be tricky), ensuring you’ll come out of it ready to start your new life as a papparazi. Or at least, a dude who has better photos to post on Facebook.
Authored by Henry Carroll, the book covers all aspects of photographing people, including composition, context, control, taking candid photos in the street, and more. Provided you already have a basic knowledge of photography fundamentals, this book should help you take the next step, whether you’re shooting portraits, candid street scenes, or endless selfies with the bros.
Read This If You Want to Take Great Photographs of People claims to expect “no cheese,” “no clichés,” and “no camera-club jargon.” Instead, you should look forward to straightforward advice broken down into seven subject areas, each one accompanied with examples and illustrations. The paperback features 128 pages, 50 full-color illustrations, and the collected wisdom of 50 accomplished photographers, all chiming in to give their own tips about various aspects of the subject.
Available now, Read This If You Want To Take Great Photographs of People is priced at $17.95.