A practical guide to working with and creating digital photography of the human face and form, Skin: The Complete Guide leads the reader through step-by-step tutorials that illustrate various photography and software techniques for creating enhancing images of all kinds of people in all kinds of different settings. Intended primarily as a practical guide, the book also serves as inspiration by showcasing exceptional work by a variety of photographers and artists. Skin goes in depth on skin in ways no other book has done: Unlike other books on photographing people, it includes men and women, in a wide range of ethnicities, skin tones, ages, and body types. Beyond the standard solo-model-in-studio situations found in "portrait photography" books, Skin also includes unique compositions such as groups, outdoors, and even promotional "headshots". Skin even gets you out of the studio to also see how to shoot and retouch candid shots. It teaches how to handle body parts and features beyond just the face--even tattoos! Skin does all of this from the point of view of digital photography, discussing such areas as digital-specific lighting challenges and what can and can't be done in post-process, including before-and-after illustrations. Sample image files are provided on the companion CD for readers' use in following the tutorials, plus equipment recommendations and technical reference materials enhance and reinforce the instruction.