Sometimes I like to let people know about a piece of equipment or software I use and show how it fits in with my workflow. Very occasionally I’ll also mention a book or resource like a website that has good information and today I thought I’d tell you about an ebook on glamour photography called Guerrilla Glamour by a photographer I know called Jimmy D, who rides a Harley and believes that glamour photography should be no more difficult than is necessary to achieve the desired result.
What I have written above shouldn’t be misinterpreted to make you think Jimmy is lazy or disinterested in quality because that wouldn’t be true. Instead he simply lays out the way to get many jobs done in a practical straight forward fashion with as little fuss as possible and in many ways it’s a philosophy I share. When you are on a shoot and there are a million things that can go wrong, sticking to tried and tested methods built up over years of working experience is how a professional photographer ensures the job gets done and nobody is wasting their time.
When you read the book, you soon discover that Jimmy isn’t obsessed with trying a hundred different lenses or using every available light in Los Angeles for the sake of it. He prefers to break everything down to simple steps that work and he explains that clearly in his appropriately named Guerrilla Glamour ebook, which outlines how to get in, complete the job done and get out while obtaining the results you want in a fast reliable manner that will keep the client happy.