Step into the creative mind of the Glitterguru on Photoshop. Suzette Troche-Stapp gives readers a tour of her work from concept creation to finishing up aesthetically beautiful digital photographs. The book is divided into three parts. The first part, she guides readers through basic but useful concepts including: creating storyboard, gathering team members, casting a model, finding props, shooting techniques, marketing your work on the web, and so on. The second part, she shares her three techniques of retouching photos which she called reality, surgery, and fantasy. Although the technical are not detailed, readers would understand the concepts presented. The last part showcases some of her creative works. She also explains how she came up with the ideas and shows the process to get there.
This book is simply an inspiration. Not only the concepts and techniques are well present, the contents are a pleasure to read as well. Her style of writing is clear and entertaining. Suzettet Troche-Stapp is pretty much giving away her secrets as she speaks out her mind and shares her experiences. Highly recommended for digital photographers, especially the beginners who are looking for work in this exciting medium. Consider this book as your “real world” internship. In fact, it is even better than an internship. You can easily say, “I have been trained by the Glitterguru” on your resume.