Mastering Portrait Photography

Author: Sarah Plater,Paul Wilkinson

Publisher: Ammonite Press

ISBN: 9781781450857

Category:

Page: 176

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Presenting an alternative to the formal, corporate-style poses of yesteryear, this book offers a modern, vibrant approach that aims to capture a moment in the lifestyle of the person or persons in the picture. Clear, concise text discusses the essential technical aspects of photography from choosing a camera and equipment to an appreciation of exposure, aperture, metering, shutter speed, depth of field and white balance settings, in addition to how natural light, color and movement affect a photograph. A guide to posing helps to ensure dynamic and arresting images. Along with advice on setting up a small studio at home, choice of backgrounds and using artificial light, there are hints and tips on pre-shoot preparations such as make-up, hair styling and suitable clothing for the subject of the portrait. Post-production techniques include skin retouching and color correction, plus a guide to printing options and presentation.

Monte Zucker's Portrait Photography Handbook

Author: Monte Zucker

Publisher: Amherst Media

ISBN: 1584285710

Category: Photography

Page: 125

View: 7329

Master of portraiture Monte Zucker presents page after page of essential photographic lessons to enable photographers to achieve and exceed their financial and artistic goals. Providing instructions on how to conduct a well-crafted client consultation, readers will learn which angles of the face to photograph, how to pose the body, where to place the camera, and the proper positioning of lighting equipment in order to cultivate an emotional connection with clients to produce an ideal image. Chapters with expert advice on digital imaging cleanup and finishing techniques, clothing and makeup selection, and location and studio backdrop options to reinforce portrait concepts are also included.

Mastering Light

Classic Techniques for Expressive Portrait Photography

Author: N.A

Publisher: Amherst Media

ISBN: 1682030199

Category: Photography

Page: 128

View: 9202

Portrait lighting is part art, part science. There are so many tools at the photographers’ disposal—and myriad settings and setups that can be used. So, how do you master the light for consistent, predictable results, indoors and out? In this guide, award-winning photographer Curley Marshall teaches you the nuts and bolts of portrait lighting. You’ll learn to work with natural light and studio lighting sources, both as they exist and in modified forms. You’ll discover posing and lighting combinations that will help you to ensure that your subject’s face—the focal point of every portrait—appears dimensional and, where need be, slimmer. You’ll learn how to give the eyes sparkle through proper catchlight placement and how to bring out the color of the eyes. You’ll also learn the basic lighting setups heralded by portrait artists throughout time—including loop lighting, Rembrandt lighting, butterfly lighting, and more.

Portrait Photography

Secrets of Posing and Lighting

Author: Mark Cleghorn

Publisher: Lark Books

ISBN: 9781579905484

Category: Photography

Page: 127

View: 6333

This book teaches all the fundamentals of portraiture and has detailed photo sequences showing how to arrange light and lighting accessories. It includes information on creating a wide range of styles, choosing the right equipment, composing the background and placing and positioning the subject for maximum effect.

Master Posing Guide for Portrait Photographers

A Complete Guide to Posing Singles, Couples and Groups

Author: J D Wacker

Publisher: Amherst Media

ISBN: 1608951979

Category: Photography

Page: 128

View: 7776

Photographers are guided through every aspect of posing—beginning with the consultation and continuing with specific tips for posing children, high school seniors, wedding parties, families, events, teams, groups, and pets—in this comprehensive manual. Maintaining that good posing is 80 percent mental and only 20 percent technical, this guide stresses the importance of communication between photographer and subject to creating a portrait that not only captures the subject’s personality but also makes the subject comfortable, fostering repeat business.

Master Lighting Guide for Portrait Photographers

Author: Christopher Grey

Publisher: Amherst Media

ISBN: 160895689X

Category: Photography

Page: 128

View: 879

Light, vibrant and malleable, is the greatest tool at the disposal of portrait photographers. In this acclaimed book—with over 50,000 copies in print—Christopher Grey walks you through studio portrait lighting from start to finish. Dozens of image sequences and before/after pairings show you precisely how each change of light position and modifier affects the look of the lighting on the subject. From classic portrait lighting patterns to unexpected but powerful looks, Grey teaches you everything you need to know to control light effectively. Armed with these powerful skills, you’ll be able to create portraits that are more flattering, more marketable, and more creative.

Doug Box's Guide to Posing for Portrait Photographers

Author: Douglas Allen Box

Publisher: Amherst Media

ISBN: 1608950387

Category: Photography

Page: 126

View: 2824

Often overshadowed by complicated lighting techniques or advanced postproduction tips, this resource seeks to remind the professional photographer of the fundamental importance of a subject's pose. Conveniently designed in two-page spreads—a striking portrait on one side, a comprehensive how-to of the strategies used on the other—this reference includes countless techniques for studio sessions as well as outdoor and location shoots, with individuals or groups, male or female clients, and in sitting, standing, or lying poses. With advice from a well-known and respected professional, it covers all the basics, showing how to emphasize a client's assets and downplay perceived flaws, how to create a cohesive, engaging group photo, how to use natural elements on location to enhance an image, and how to ensure that the result flatters the subject and adds the essential professional polish to an image.

The Dramatic Portrait

The Art of Crafting Light and Shadow

Author: Chris Knight

Publisher: Rocky Nook, Inc.

ISBN: 1681982161

Category: Photography

Page: 240

View: 8603

Without light, there is no photograph. As almost every photographer knows, the word “photograph” has its roots in two Greek words that, together, mean “drawing with light.” But what is less commonly acknowledged and understood is the role that shadow plays in creating striking, expressive imagery, especially in portraiture. It is through deft, nuanced use of both light and shadow that you can move beyond shooting simply ordinary, competent headshots into the realm of creating dramatic portraiture that can so powerfully convey a subject’s inner essence, communicate a personal narrative, and express your photographic vision.

In The Dramatic Portrait: The Art of Crafting Light and Shadow, Chris Knight addresses portraiture with a unique approach to both light and shadow that allows you to improve and elevate your own portraiture. He begins with the history of portraiture, from the early work of Egyptians and Greeks to the sublime treatment of light and subject by artists such as Caravaggio, Rembrandt, and Vermeer. Chris then dives into a deep, hands-on exploration of light, shadow, and portraiture, offering numerous lessons and takeaways. He covers:

    • The qualities of light: hard, soft, and the spectrum in between
    • The relationships between light, subject, and background, and how to control them
    • Lighting patterns such as Paramount, Rembrandt, loop, and split
    • Lighting ratios and how they affect contrast in your image
    • Equipment: from big and small modifiers to grids, snoots, barn doors, flags, and gels
    • Multiple setups for portrait shoots, including those that utilize one, two, and three lights
    • How color contributes to drama and mood, eliciting an emotional response from the viewer
    • How to approach styling your portrait, from wardrobe to background
    • The post-processing workflow, including developing the RAW file, maximizing contrast, color grading, retouching, and dodging and burning for heightened drama and effect
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    • How all of these elements culminate to help you define your personal style and create your own narrative

Mastering Color Digital Photography

Author: Michael Freeman

Publisher: Lark Books

ISBN: 9781579907068

Category: Photography

Page: 160

View: 8627

Renowned photographer and author Michael Freeman provides a thorough look at the essential ways of dealing with color that will help photographers create striking color digital photographs. Using helpful tips and exercises, he covers everything from capture and calibration to workflow management and output.

Portrait Mastery in Black & White

Learn the Signature Style of a Legendary Photographer

Author: Tim Kelly

Publisher: Amherst Media

ISBN: 1608958442

Category: Photography

Page: 128

View: 720

Tim Kelly is a Master Photographer whose portrait work has inspired people in the portrait photography industry since the 1980s. His work has a classic, polished quality that beautifully depicts the personality of each subject, with no gimmicks. His style is reliant on careful camera technique, flawless lighting, and an uncanny ability to coax the most flattering-possible pose from every man, woman, and child who steps in front of his camera. In this book, Tim Kelly presents 60 of his most impressive and diverse black & white portrait images of men, women, children, and groups. For each of the sixty images, readers will get a deconstructive look at every aspect of building the image, from the ground up. Kelly will discuss the creative concept behind his images and share the gear, exposure, lighting, and posing strategies he learned to create gorgeous black & white portraiture with an exquisite tonal range, beautiful, form-flattering highlights and shadows, and both refined and comfortable poses that invite the viewer to study the image frame. This book contains all of the information you need to create standout black & white portraiture–from conceptualization, to posing and lighting, to postproduction and printing options.

Portrait Photography

From Snapshots to Great Shots

Author: Erik Valind

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0321951611

Category: Photography

Page: 249

View: 4646

Discusses the fundamentals of portrait photography and reveals how to get the best shots of subjects both in the studio and outdoors, addressing the problems and opportunities both settings present.

Jeff Smith's Lighting for Outdoor & Location Portrait Photography

Author: Jeff Smith

Publisher: Amherst Media

ISBN: 1608951618

Category: Photography

Page: 125

View: 6762

Shattering the notion that location lighting has to be difficult, inconvenient, or compromised in its quality, this resource provides guidance on how to create unique and personalized images shot in parks, on city streets, at sports arenas, in workplaces, or in a client’s home. With an overview of equipment and a discussion on the essential tools for a shoot, this guide walks photographers through the creation of dozens of location images—from casual headshots to full-length, formally posed portraits. With strategies for meeting lighting challenges found outside of the studio—from evaluating existing light to modifying or supplementing light as needed—this book will help photographers shoot confidently by developing a plan for creating professional-quality location portraits.

Gregory Heisler, 50 Portraits

Stories and Techniques from a Photographer's Photographer

Author: Gregory Heisler

Publisher: Amphoto Books

ISBN: 0823085651

Category: Photography

Page: 224

View: 8956

A collection of images and behind-the-lens insights by the photographer includes dozens of portraits of celebrities, athletes, and world leaders accompanied by essays on his creative and technical processes.

Face to face

the art of portrait photography

Author: Paul Ardenne,Élisabeth Nora

Publisher: Flammarion-Pere Castor

ISBN: 9782080304629

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 299

View: 8413

Great photographers and celebrities come together in this glittering collection of over 200 iconic portraits. In Face to Face Paul Ardenne sharpens our awareness of what it means to be photographed, to be taken hostage by the photographic image. He explores questions of authenticity, value, and the capacity for a portrait to create an illusion. The photographs, by the greatest names in photography, have been carefully juxtaposed to demonstrate the diversity of photographic styles. Photographs by: Diane Arbus, Matthew Barney, Cecil Beaton, Constantin Brancusi, Harry Callahan, Sophie Calle, Robert Capa, Larry Clark, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Gilbert & George, Nan Goldin, David Hockney, Dorothea Lange, Jacques-Henri Lartigue, Annie Leibovitz, Robert Mappelthorpe, Yasumasa Morimura, Helmut Newton, Orlan, Pierre & Gilles, Man Ray, Bettina Rheims, Cindy Sherman, Wolfgang Tillmans, Andy Warhol, William Wegman Featuring: Mao Tse-tung, Che Guevara, Abraham Lincoln, Lady Diana and Dodi Al-Fayed, Fidel Castro, Jacqueline Kennedy, Ronald Reagan, Richard Nixon, Marcel Duchamp, Catherine Deneuve, Billie Holiday, Greta Garbo, Man Ray, Georgia O'Keefe, Marlene Dietrich, Ava Gardner, Kate Moss, Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali, Marilyn Munroe, Ingrid Bergman, Uma Thurman, David Bowie, Brooke Shields, Robert Redford, Sylvester Stallone, Sophia Loren, Elizabeth Taylor, Elton John, Sammy Davis Jr., Meryl Streep, Anthony Hopkins, Keith Richards, John Lennon and Yoko Ono, Liza Minelli, Bianca Jagger, Barry Manilow

The Complete Portrait Manual

200+ Tips and Techniques for Shooting Perfect Photos of People

Author: the Editors of Popular Photography Magazine

Publisher: Weldon Owen

ISBN: 1681881330

Category: Electronic books

Page: 339

View: 9993

For beginners looking to master the portrait or lifelong photographers looking to try a new twist on the classic genre, this is your photo book. The Complete Portrait Manual provides over 300 tips techniques to help you successfully capture the portrait you want. The editors of Popular Photography pooled all their knowledge from their 70] years of experience to bring you the most comprehensive guide to portraits on the market: The Complete Portrait Manual. Whether you're after snapshots of loved ones laughing, impressive studio headshots, fun yet tasteful selfies, or lightning-fast captures of athletes doing the thing they love, this guide will help you produce the perfect portrait. In chapters on how to flatter your subjects with poses and angles, light them just right, and retouch your photos in post-production.

Portrait Photographer's Handbook

Author: Bill Hurter

Publisher: Amherst Media, Inc

ISBN: 9781584282075

Category: Photography

Page: 124

View: 1275

Everything needed to create top-dollar portraits is covered in this handbook, including tips on selecting a camera, setting calibrations, controlling direction and intensity of light, and the use of digital cameras, all illuminated by 130 portraits from twenty of the industry's finest portrait photographers. Original.

Mastering Wildlife Photography

Author: Richard Garvey-Williams

Publisher: GMC PUBLICATIONS LTD

ISBN: 1781452164

Category: Photography

Page: 176

View: 6140

Aimed at beginners, Foundation Course: Black & White Photography is part of a structured series of tutorials that explain the basic skills and techniques of photography in relation to a specific subject area. Written by experts, each book is divided into six main sections: Basics, Lessons, Revision, Project, Analysis and Progress. This chapter explains the concept of photography in a concise, easy-to-follow manner. There's information on the types of camera, lenses, tripods, filters and other useful accessories; the basics of exposure, metering, aperture and shutter speed, ISO, dynamic range, histograms, exposure compensation and using filters. There's also information on colour and composition, including the effects of light, the effects of colour on the perception of a photograph, plus how this changes when shooting black and white.

FACES: Photography and the Art of Portraiture

Author: Paul Fuqua,Steven Biver

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136099018

Category: Photography

Page: 195

View: 2915

There is so much detail to be captured in a face. Cicero (106-43 BC) said: "The face is a picture of the mind as the eyes are its interpreter." To capture a person's personality, there are many things to keep in mind, and the authors of FACES show us how to match up a personality with lighting, posing, and composition. Portraiture is truly an art, and this book dives deep into the details so that you end up with a gorgeous portrait that both you and your subject love. Not only is this book the most comprehensive title available on portraiture, but it contains stunning images. Each image is paired with a lighting diagram, a description of why the type of image was chosen, and then takes you through postproduction to put the finishing touches on. The authors also showcase a gallery of portraits by renowned photographers.

Picture Perfect Practice

A Self-Training Guide to Mastering the Challenges of Taking World-Class Photographs

Author: Roberto Valenzuela

Publisher: New Riders

ISBN: 013285290X

Category: Photography

Page: 312

View: 6096

Foreword by Skip Cohen Translating the chaos of the real world into a breathtakingly simple, beautiful photograph can often seem like an impossible task. With busy, cluttered backgrounds and subjects who don’t know how to pose, how can you take control and get a great shot no matter the situation? In Picture Perfect Practice, photographer Roberto Valenzuela breaks down the craft of photography into three key elements–locations, poses, and execution–that you can use to unlock the photographic opportunities lying beneath every challenging situation. Valenzuela stresses the need for photographers to actively practice their craft every day–just like you would practice a musical instrument–in order to master the art of making great images. With chapters that offer practice exercises to strengthen your photographic abilities, you’ll learn how to approach a scene, break it down, and see your way to a great photograph. The Location section features chapters that cover symmetry, balance, framing, color elements, textures, and much more. The Posing section includes the Five Key Posing Techniques that Valenzuela uses every time he’s shooting people, as well as a complete list of poses and how to achieve, customize, and perfect them. The Execution portion, with sections like “Lighting through Direction” and “Simplicity through Subtraction,” reveals Valenzuela’s overall approach to getting the shot. The book also includes an inspiring and helpful chapter on deliberate practice techniques, where Valenzuela describes his system for practicing and analyzing his work, which leads to constant improvement as a photographer. If you’ve been frustrated and overwhelmed by the challenges of real-world locations, posing your subjects, or executing a great image–or if you simply want to become a better shooter but don’t know where to start–Picture Perfect Practice gives you the tools and information you need to finally become the kind of photographer you’ve always wanted to be: the kind who can confidently walk into any location, under any lighting condition, with any subject, and know that you can create astonishing photographs that have a timeless impact.