This is a fine introduction to nude photography, and, as the title promises, it is outstanding as a "beginner's guide." This book covers many, if not all, of the ins and outs of nude photography, from different styles--like glamour and fine art--to various ways to approach projects, like different options for lighting. The large, high-resolution photos included in the book showcase the various options for photographers interested in shooting nudes. Bilous has here provided a varied and illustrative assortment of photographs that cover all the possible styles of nudes. My favorites come in the short section titled "Experiment with the Lighting." There are some truly unique and inspiring images here, for all interest/experience levels. Some other reviewers have mentioned that not all of the pictures are to their personal taste, but I think this actually strengthens the book. The wide variety of styles covered is a real plus and, for me, heightens the value of this beginner's guide.
Bilous has also included helpful sections on model-photographer etiquette (as a model, I know how extremely important it is to create a relaxed and safe environment for a photo shoot, so I especially appreciated this section!), tips for sharing work in galleries and other venues, and ideas on how to use your setting to get inspired for a shoot. The one issue I had while reading it was actually no fault of Bilous's, but rather had to do with the more editorial side of things (such as layout and copy editing). The pulled quotes that appear on many of the pages sometimes seem oddly out of context and occasionally jar with the photos around them. These might have been chosen better by the editors, or just left out entirely (For example: "Before you pull out your money, take the time to really understand your needs" fits perfectly in context with a discussion of buying photographic equipment, but as a pull quote, it sort of threw me off!!).
The negative review below really doesn't take into account the many pluses of this book, and it's for the most part just downright incorrect. Bilous does provide guidelines for what to include in model release forms, and even gives you tips on where to go for templates. Lighting and angles are discussed in-depth. Also, there's plenty of advice on how to find and meet models.
All in all, this is a wonderful resource and I highly recommend it. There was obviously a ton of work put into it, from the models' to Bilous's, and the passion for the craft really comes across.