"It's your turn to make a photograph," states the author on the cover of this detailed handbook destined to become a classic instruction manual on portrait photography. And she shows the reader how by going through the basics of this photographic artform step by step in easy-to-follow instructions that will appeal to all levels of experience. For beginners, a working knowledge of the camera is not even necessary; and for professionals there is more than enough to challenge them to exceed their own present excellence. It has taken the author years of working in the portrait profession to focus and collect her approach to color portraiture and she presents her ideas in a way that will inspire even those who are not photographers. The book is designed for any artist working in any medium. All they have to have is an interest in the human subject. The book covers such wide-ranging subjects as a perspective on the history of the medium, composition, lighting, posing techniques, the portraitist's "eye," hints at how to enrich one's self as a result of exploring the art of portraiture, and much more. "Classic Outdoor Color Portraits" is a vital text for photography schools and workshops, continuing education classes, artist schools and workshops, colleges, amateurs, and professionals in all regions and settings. NANCY REILY is also the author of "My Wisdom That No One Wants," "Georgia O'Keeffe, A Private Friendship, Part I, Walking the Sun Prairie Land"; Georgia O'Keeffe, A Private Friendship, Part II, Walking the Abiquiu and Ghost Ranch Land"; and "Joseph Imhof, Artist of the Pueblos" with Lucille Enix, all from Sunstone Press.