Photography for Perverts by Greenery Press - review by DominaDoll01

Photography for Perverts

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This book is amazing, smart, funny and loaded with useful tips and tricks that any aspiring pervy photographer can benefit from.
Excellent guide covering every aspect of photography.
The cover is a bit deceiving as the photos inside are more explicit.
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extremely useful review
176 pages
Published by Greenery Press 2003

Charles Gatewood calls himself "the family photographer of America's sexual playground" and is as master photographer who has been photographing kinky, sexually explicit images for over forty years. Photography for Perverts is an excellent guide into Gatewood's erotic world for anyone who aspires to be a fetish photographer, even a hobbyist.

I thought this was going to be more of a picture book - and there are tons of photos within for illustrating Gatewood's text - but it really is a guide to everything there is to know about becoming a photographer of kink. This is a great book for portrait photographers alone, as it goes into many aspects of the photographic arts including techniques, lighting, cameras and equipment, developing a personal style, working with models, digital imaging, studios versus locations, exhibiting your work as well as record keeping. For the perverted photographer there is as wealth of information all written in Gatewood's friendly personal style with many anecdotes from his many years of experience. In the book, he talks about where to meet fetish models, how to approach them, overcoming shyness, negotiating kinky shoots, ethical and legal questions, as well as fighting censorship and harassment. At the end of the book he looks into the work of four contemporary masters of kink: Annie Sprinkle, Micheal Rosen, Barbara Nitke, and Eric Kroll; and discusses what makes their work compelling and unique.

My favorite part of the book is where he describes "vision quests" and how you can find inspiration as an artist to take the photos that have real meaning for you. This is not about copying someone else's style but in find your true, original voice. Here he goes into how to create your own personal vision by delving into your inner psyche and exploring a subject through photographic essay, a technique I was taught in art school.

Photography for Perverts serves as a springboard into creativity and technique for perverted photographers everywhere and even an experienced photographer like me can find new knowledge and wisdom within.
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  • Victoria
    First, after reading your review - I want this book! Second, your review was so well written and helpful - thanks!
  • DominaDoll01
    Thank you In the pink! I'm glad you enjoyed it and it was useful to you. It is one of the best books on this subject that I have read! Thank you for your comments.
  • Spiking Glue
    What a neat *concept* for a book. I'd almost buy it just for that, and I'm a horrifyingly bad photographer.
  • DominaDoll01
    Ha ha! Spiking Glue! Well get it and you are sure to improve!
  • Viktor Vysheslav Malkin
    Very nice review
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