Skin: The Complete Guide to Digitally Lighting, Photographing and Retouching Faces and Bodies by Lee Varis (Wiley Publishing, Inc., 2006; ISBN: 0-470-04733-X). Learn how to accurately capture realistic skin tones from a pro. This Hollywood photo-illustrator shares his secrets using step-based tutorials and examples to explain proper lighting, the right hardware and software settings, calibration and other topics.
Eliminate distracting glare and ambient light with the HoodLoupe Professional from Hoodman. Just put the loupe-like device over the LCD and place your eye up to the eye cup for shine-free inspection. HoodLoupe has an adjustable diopter, uses minimal magnification to eliminate visual pixilation from your image and fits up to three-inch LCD screens. List Price: $69. Contact: Hoodman, (800) 818-3946, www.hoodmanusa.com.
Play DVD-quality video clips on the bright four-inch wide-screen display featured on the SanDisk Sansa View portable media player. Sporting a sleek design and user-friendly format, Sansa View stores up to 8 GB internally, with an SD expansion slot for extra storage, and supports a broad range of content formats. It's all of 3x5x0.6 inches big, so you can slide it into a pocket or bag. An audio/video output is included for delivering content straight to your TV or stereo. List Price: $299. Contact: SanDisk, www.sandisk.com.