If you listened to this week’s episode, you heard that we lost the first half of our show, in which Michael and I covered a variety of photo-news, when the audio went wonky on the iMac That Ate My Life.
Arrghh! And I thought Macs were supposed to be perfect!
But, luckily, we still had our interview with the terrific Rick Sammon. If you haven't heard it yet, you can download or listen to it here.
Rick has to be one of the nicest guys in the world. He’s also a fantastic photographer and teacher. He truly has a passion for inspiring others to take great pictures, and he’s devoted the bulk of his professional career to giving you the tools and techniques you’ll need to improve your photography.
His newest book, Face to Face: Rick Sammon's Complete Guide to Photographing People, is all about how to take better portraits. He covers lighting, lens selection, posing and art direction to help you, as he might say, not just “take a picture, but make a picture.”
I really like how Face to Face stresses the philosophy and psychology of portraiture. Rick explains that some of your best tools aren’t in your camera bag, they’re in your heart and mind. He encourages you to connect and engage with your subjects. The better your rapport, the better your portraits will emerge.
In this week’s show, Rick promises to give away autographed copies of Face to Face to two lucky listeners of The Digital Photography Show. To enter, send an email to TheDigitalPhotographyShow@gmail.com with the answer to this question: How many pages is Face to Face? Please put “Face to Face contest” in the subject of your email.
You can’t get the answer from Amazon.com or other online booksellers because they got it wrong. So, go to your local bookstore, leaf through the beautiful pages, and see if you wouldn’t want to add this book to your photography library.
But, just in case your local bookstore doesn’t carry it, I’ll tell you - Face to Face features 281 pages of Sammony goodness.
Now you know. Don’t say I never did anything for you.
Good luck on the contest!
Oh, and because Rick is such a nice guy, if you buy a copy of Face to Face, and win the contest, he’ll send you a signed copy of whichever of his other books you want (as long as he still has it on hand, that is). Check out this page to see his amazing body of work.
So, don't hold off on your purchase of Face to Face because you might get lucky. We got your back.