Martin has captured the essense of ways to help those who have not modeled before, "lossen up." Many photographers could benefit from his thoughtful, careful, and gentle suggestions for posing and modeling. As the sample pictures in this book reveal, his techniques seem to optimize and capitalize on each models moods, expressions and poses. He thus provides variety while naturalizing the pictures avoiding "artifical" or strained poses. I would highly recommend this book for photographers seeking additional skills in photographing individuals by increasing their techniques at helping models "loosen up."