This is primarily a post for up and coming or aspiring photographers...
I have quite a large collection of books on posing, lighting, Photoshop, etc. and they have all been instrumental in my development as a photographer. I have to say that seeing things unfold in real time is a big boost to putting everything together.
A couple of years ago I discovered the PhotoVision line of DVD and started a subscription to their semi-monthly DVDs. Wow! Basically you get about 2 hours of video every month (or-so) that is the next best thing to hanging out with a pro shooter! From shooting to studio setup ideas, to sales, to post production you get a taste of it all! There was even a cool series where they went on a wedding shoot with the uber-talented Parker Pfister and then followed him back to the studio for images selection and fine-tuning!
A great DVD series from a talented group of people!
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