Our book review of Face to Face: Rick Sammon's Complete Guide to Photographing People in Paperback by Rick Sammon

Title: Face to Face: Rick Sammon’s Complete Guide to Photographing People

Author: Rick Sammon

ISBN: 059651574X

Publisher: O’Reilly Media, Inc.

Edition: Paperback

RRP: £21.99

Dimensions: 303 pages, 5.1 x 20.6 x 1.8 cm

Even if you don’t specialise in taking portraits there’s probably been a time when you’ve been face to face with someone taking their picture. No matter what level of people photography you’re at, Sammon’s extensive experience conveyed in Face to Face will feature a pearl of wisdom for you. The title, divided into 49 lessons, has an informal and not overly technical approach to the subject. For example, while Sammon overtly courts the usage of the digital darkroom, the section explicitly featuring Photoshop maintains the conversational writing style. Much as Sammon promotes the virtues of interacting with your subject, the running text feels like a friendly voice guiding the reader, and as such makes for an informative and enjoyable read.

 What Digital Camera Rating: 87%