Media praise for Face to Face: Rick Sammon's Complete Guide to Photographing People
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"There are several other great choices for some more in-depth information once you have the basics and the general terrain of your camera down. Face To Face by Rick Sammon (O'Reilly) takes the tools you have learned in the beginning and directs their applications towards one kind of photography -- portraits."
-- , North Adams Transcript
"Sammon is an enthusiastic author and that comes through in the writing. He also takes interesting, colorful and exciting pictures in exotic places that will catch the readers eye, including Venice, Namibia, and ranches in the American Southwest."
-- , TWIP Photo Book Reviews
"If you want to take your people photography to the next level, I highly recommend this book."
-- , Marcus Jais Photography
"Rick does a great job of writing and illustrating his ideas with images: his writing style is clean, accessible to beginners and experts alike, and it has a real persons voice behind it. It doesn't read like a textbook as much as it sounds like Rick talking to you in a workshop setting. He shares anecdotes, recalls stories from past workshops and photo shoots and isnt afraid to show some photos that fall flat in order to teach you how to overcome easy pitfalls. The more I review books in this industry, the more pleased I am to see good photographers who are also good writers. Rick Sammon continues that tradition."
-- , Designorati
"The book is well laid out, printed to a high quality, and enjoyabe to read. It has many illustrations (including a fair number of duplicates), but perhaps the best are the side-by-side comparisons of images with and without the technique under discussion."
-- , Edinburgh Perl Mongers
"It's an excellent guide for any photography library, particularly those specializing in portrait photography. "
-- , The Midwest Book Review - The Bookwatch
"Sammon's photography is striking, and you'll learn many of his secrets in Face to Face. His friendly writing style makes for an easy read...This book is ideal for beginners as well as professionals in need of inspiration. "
"...if you are looking to improve your people photographs and find yourself not knowing how to handle your subject, then this is the book to rely on."
-- , Better Photography