It’s very exciting for us. Our new book Creative Portraits: Digital Photography Tips & Techniques made the bestseller lists on Amazon today. Creative Portraits was number one of all the books on Amazon in the Arts & Photography category, and the number one seller in Digital Photography as well.
Overall, Creative Portraits made it into the Amazon top 100—which is pretty heady stuff for a photo book. More typical titles in the Amazon top 100 are books like The Girl Who Kicked Scorpions. Well, you know what I mean. Really popular books.
Many people helped make this possible. First and foremost, Phyllis who stayed up late at night after the kids were in bed and did her fantastic book-design magic. The people at Wiley who know a thing or two about book marketing. Our agent Matt Wagner. All the models and regular people who let me experment with portraiture, and never complained even when I asked them to do the impossible in posing. My kids who let me photograph them, and complained only a bit. Other photographers who made lighting suggestions. The great photography Meetup groups in the San Francisco Bay area. The list goes on—this is the kind of thing that should have gone in the book’s acknowledgements, but we didn’t have space. So I’ll say it here loud and clear: thank you all very much!