One Face, Fifty Ways

The Portrait Photography Ideas Book

Author: Imogen Dyer,Mark Wilkinson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 178157524X

Category: Photography

Page: 160

View: 7936

Whichever side of the camera you like to be on, this book will show you how - with some simple camera techniques and inexpensive items of wardrobe - you can revolutionise your portfolio. That's always been the mission of photographer Mark and presenter/model Imogen in their smash-hit YouTube channel WeeklyImogen, and their expertise has attracted 160,000 subscribers with well over a million views a month (and growing). In this book they'll turn the practical wisdom so popular with thousands of photographers worldwide into a simple and accessible guide. You won't need to spend a fortune on props, studios or equipment; photographers and models alike will quickly learn how to create an exciting, varied portfolio of fresh portrait photography.

One Face 50 Ways

The Portrait Photographer's Idea Book

Author: Imogen Dyer,Mark Wilkinson

Publisher: Ilex Press

ISBN: 9781781574300

Category: Photography

Page: 160

View: 6572

Whichever side of the camera you like to be on, this book will show you how - with some simple camera techniques and inexpensive items of wardrobe - you can revolutionize your portfolio. That's always been the mission of photographer Mark and presenter/model Imogen in their smash-hit YouTube channel WeeklyImogen, and their expertise has attracted 160,000 subscribers with well over a million views a month (and growing). In this book they'll turn the practical wisdom so popular with thousands of photographers worldwide into a simple and accessible guide. You won't need to spend a fortune on props, studios or equipment; photographers and models alike will quickly learn how to create an exciting, varied portfolio of fresh portrait photography.

Portrait Photography

Secrets of Posing and Lighting

Author: Mark Cleghorn

Publisher: Lark Books

ISBN: 9781579905484

Category: Photography

Page: 127

View: 3556

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.

The Dramatic Portrait

The Art of Crafting Light and Shadow

Author: Chris Knight

Publisher: Rocky Nook, Inc.

ISBN: 1681982161

Category: Photography

Page: 240

View: 1793

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

Portrait Photography

From Snapshots to Great Shots

Author: Erik Valind

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0321951611

Category: Photography

Page: 249

View: 1495

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.

Creative Portraits

Digital Photography Tips and Techniques

Author: Harold Davis

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118076187

Category: Photography

Page: 240

View: 5155

Go beyond the basic rules of photography to capture stunning portraits Portrait photography is a vital topic for photographers of every level of experience, from amateur to professional. Written by renowned photographer Harold Davis, this inspirational book encourages you to define our own photographic style and capture stunning, creative, and unique portraits. You'll discover tips and techniques for "breaking the rules" of basic digital photography so that you can go beyond the fundamentals such as composition, lighting, and exposure in order to create memorable and incomparable portraits. Explores the most common subject of most photographers-people-and explains when, why, and how to forgo the fundamentals to capture memorable portraits Encourages you to define your own unique photographic style and offers information and inspiration to help you do so Delves into a variety of creative techniques that you can use when exploring ways to take lively and stunning portraits Illustrated with Harold Davis's striking portrait photography, Creative Portraits will both inform and inspire you.

Secrets of Great Portrait Photography

Photographs of the Famous and Infamous

Author: Brian Smith

Publisher: New Riders

ISBN: 0132867729

Category: Photography

Page: 264

View: 4728

In this sexy, bold book, Pulitzer-Prize winning photographer Brian Smith tells the stories behind the photos and lessons learned in 30 years of photographing celebrities and people from all walks of life. Smith’s long list of famous and infamous subjects includes pro basketball players Dwayne Wade and Shaquille O’Neal; billionaires Bill Gates, Richard Branson, and Donald Trump; tennis stars Serena and Venus Williams; actors Anne Hathaway, Antonio Banderas, Christopher Walken, Taye Diggs, Jane Krakowski, and William H. Macy; and many more. You’ll get the inside scoop on what goes on at a celebrity photo shoot in this gorgeous guide to making professional portraits. Smith has mastered how to make a meaningful portrait on a magazine’s budget and on a celebrity’s schedule, which can sometimes be 15 minutes or less. Smith reveals his tips on connecting with people, finding the perfect location, telling a great story through portraiture, getting the ideal pose, capturing emotion and gestures, arranging unique group shots, and lighting the scene just right. You might not be photographing the rich and famous, but after reading Smith’s tell-all guide, you’ll know how to give everyone who makes their way in front of your camera the star treatment.

The Photographer's Guide to Posing

Techniques to Flatter Everyone

Author: Lindsay Adler

Publisher: Rocky Nook, Inc.

ISBN: 1681981963

Category: Photography

Page: 448

View: 5498

When photographing people, you can have a great composition, perfect light, and the right camera settings, but if your subject doesn’t look right—if the pose is off—the shot will not be a keeper. Posing is truly a crucial skill that photographers need to have in order to create great photographs. If you’re looking to improve your ability to pose your subjects—whether they’re men, women, couples, or groups—best-selling author and photographer Lindsay Adler’s The Photographer’s Guide to Posing: Techniques to Flatter Everyone is the perfect resource for you. In the first half of The Photographer’s Guide to Posing, Lindsay discusses how the camera sees, and thus how camera angle, lens choice, and perspective all affect the appearance of your subject. Lindsay then covers things that ruin a pose—such as placement of the hands, and your subject’s expression and posture. Next, Lindsay dives into “posing essentials,” outlining her approach to start with a “base pose,” then build on that to create endless posing opportunities. She also discusses posing the face—with specific sections dedicated to the chin, jaw, eyes, and forehead—as well as posing hands. In the second half of the book, Lindsay dedicates entire chapters to posing specific subject matter: women, men, couples, curvy women, families and small groups, and large groups. In each chapter, Lindsay addresses that subject matter’s specific challenges, provides “go-to poses” you can always use, and covers how to train the eye to determine the best pose for your subject(s). Lindsay also teaches you how to analyze a pose so that you can create endless posing opportunities and continuously improve your work.

Portrait Photography

Art and Techniques

Author: Saraya Cortaville

Publisher: Crowood

ISBN: 1847976271

Category: Photography

Page: 144

View: 4076

This practical book explains the basic rules of portraiture, as well as covering more complex ideas of image making. Set out in chronological order as a photographer would approach a shoot, it explains each step of the process, including post-production and printing. Explains how to make the most of your camera and lenses, and the fundamentals of photography. Advises on how to approach shoots, whether for a baby or for a larger family grouping, and suggests poses for successful portraits. Explores the more creative aspects of photographic portraiture and includes master classes on more in-depth areas of portraiture. This practical book will help you learn about portrait photography and how to work creatively to take great photographs. Aimed at all professional and amateur photographers including the full range - portrait, glamour, hair, beauty and fashion. Superbly illustrated with 106 colour photographs. Saraya Cortaville is one of the most respected UK portrait photographers and regularly teaches workshops.

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: 2292

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.

Beyond Portraiture

Author: Bryan Peterson

Publisher: Amphoto Books

ISBN: 0817400273

Category: Photography

Page: 160

View: 7343

Great portraits go beyond a mere record of a face. They reveal one of the millions of intimate human moments that make up a life. In Beyond Portraiture, renowned photographer Bryan Peterson shows how to spot those “ah-ha!” moments and capture them forever. A teary child...old people laughing together...a smiling girl with big, big hair. Everyone remember pictures like these, usually taken by a mother, a father, a friend holding a camera, forever preserving small yet revealing vignettes of our personal histories. But we always relied on pure luck and chance to catch those moments. Peterson’s approach explains what makes a photo memorable, how to spot the universal themes that everyone can identify with, and how to use lighting, setting, and exposure to reveal the wonder and the joy of everyday moments. Beyond Portraiture makes it easy to create indelible memories with light and shadow. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Fashion and Lifestyle Photography

Secrets of perfect fashion & lifestyle photography

Author: Dixie Dixon

Publisher: Ilex Press

ISBN: 1781575533

Category: Photography

Page: 192

View: 8278

Succeed in the commercial world and become a stand-out fashion & lifestyle photographer. "If you are interested in pursuing fashion and lifestyle photography, this book, from this rising young star of the field, is a must." - Joe McNally Only a few years ago, fashion photography used to be a stuffy world for a tiny elite. Now an explosion in social media and lifestyle advertising has created opportunities for a whole new breed of professional photographer. Fashion and Lifestyle Photography is based on the talks Dixie Dixon, a Nikon Brand Ambassador, has given to crowds at major international trade shows. Expanding on the subject in the book, she reveals how to succeed in this exciting marketplace, covering key topics such as: · Professional case studies · Behind the scenes · Lighting diagrams & gear · How to build your career From finding your vision, to building your dream team, this book will provide you with the essential gear and know-how to capture the looks of the media world that leap off the page or screen. "Dixie Dixon is a truly wonderful, vibrant young talent in the field of fashion and lifestyle photography. In this book, she takes you on a lively, complete tour of not only how to make compelling, beautiful photographs, but also how to grow a business, develop a signature look, make your own breaks, gather clients and keep them, use social media well, and assemble a great support team. And that's the short list. This book is full of gems about the seemingly small details that are essential to success." - Joe McNally

Creative Portrait Photography

Innovative Digital Portraiture to Reveal the Inner Subject

Author: Natalie Dybisz

Publisher: Ilex Press

ISBN: 1781570140

Category: Photography

Page: 160

View: 5674

The very best portrait photography strives to give the viewer access into their subject?s inner self; to provide a window into their soul. With the advent of the digital age and the potential afforded by post-processing, a whole generation of photographic artists has access to greater creative possibilities than ever before. Spearheading this new breed of creative photographer is author Natalie Dybisz, better known in the photographic community as Miss Aniela. Devoted to exploring portraiture at its most creative portraits with context, story, and constructed elements Creative Portrait Photography takes the reader on a behind-the-scenes journey through the creation of Natalie Dybisz?s innovative digital portraits, from first concept to post-processing. Also featuring an extensive showcase chapter in which other photographer-artist?s work and working methods are laid bare, Creative Portrait Photography has everything you need to inspire you and transform your perspective on portrait photography.

Face to Face

Portraits of the Human Spirit

Author: Alison Wright

Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780764343667

Category: Photography

Page: 206

View: 3621

Wright's photography has been featured in National Geographic Society publications, Smithsonian, Outside, Time, Islands, and The New York Times, as well as a number of books. The recipient of the Dorothea Lange Award in Documentary Photography for covering child labor in Asia, and a two-time recipient of the Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Award, Alison travels the globe collecting raw, thought-provoking images. This retrospective of her illustrious, ongoing career features a portfolio of striking portraits of more than 200 individuals. From Asia to Africa, to the Middle East and back, she captures the tapestry of humanity in all its diversity and splendor. Warmth, dignity, and grace emanate from the eyes of monks and geishas, nomads and cowboys, tribal warriors and even inspirational icons like His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Burmese leader Aung San Suu Kyi. Together, these stunning portraits, accompanied by written testimonials, explore the universal interconnectedness of the human spirit.

Lighting People

A Photographer's Reference

Author: Rossella Vanon

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1781573603

Category: Photography

Page: 224

View: 6721

A COMPLETE PHOTOGRAPHER'S TECHNIQUES, POSING GUIDE & REFERENCE Lighting People is an art every photographer - and every photography student - must master, and this single volume is both a complete course and the most useful reference book you can find. SECTION 1: UNDERSTANDING LIGHT Chapter 1: Lighting Equipment - Get to grips with light every artificial light-source: Continuous Light, Flash, Studio Strobes & Speedlights, as well as modifiers. Chapter 2: Setting The Mood - Understand the effect you can have with your lighting; hard & soft, low & high key, bounce, feathering, fall-off and more. Chapter 3: Standard Lighting Techniques - How to pull off techniques including: Loop, Rembrandt, Butterfly, Split, Clamshell and Accent. Chapter 4: Camera Settings - Using your camera's exposure settings to get the best from any lighting equipment. SECTION 2: WORKING WITH LIGHT Chapter 5: Preparation - How to evaluate your client and their brief and plan a shoot. Chapter 6: Lighting Scenarios - Tips and tricks for doing the best whether you're shooting portraits, fashion, beauty, events or more. Chapter 7: Getting Started - Choosing your lights and setting up your shoot. Chapter 8: Getting Creative - Use gels, projections, blur and other effects for more unusual images. SECTION 3: RESOURCES Lighting Setups: Hands-on examples of studio shoots Lighting Reference Gallery: Hundreds featuring the same four models lit against a white and a dark background from a number of different angles; the most complete lighting reference available.

The Self-Portrait: A Cultural History

Author: James Hall

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

ISBN: 0500773157

Category: Art

Page: 288

View: 7664

“Hall provides a lively cultural interpretation of the genre from the Middle Ages to today. . . . Rather than provide a series of ‘greatest hits,’ he is more concerned with the reasons why artists create self-portraits.” —The Weekly Standard The self-portrait may be the visual genre most identified with our confessional era, but modern artists are far from the first to have explored its power and potential. In this broad cultural survey of the genre, art historian and critic James Hall brilliantly maps the history of self-portraiture, from the earliest myths of Narcissus and the Christian tradition of “bearing witness” to the prolific self-image-making of today’s contemporary artists. Hall’s intelligent and vivid account shows how artists’ depictions of themselves have been part of a continuing tradition that reaches back centuries. Along the way he reveals the importance of the medieval mirror craze; the explosion of the genre during the Renaissance; the confessional self-portraits of Titian and Michelangelo; the biographical role of serial self-portraits by artists such as Courbet and van Gogh; themes of sex and genius in works by Munch, Bonnard, and Modersohn-Becker; and the latest developments of the genre in the era of globalization. Comprehensive and beautifully illustrated, the book features the work of a wide range of artists including Alberti, Caravaggio, Dürer, Emin, Gauguin, Giotto, Goya, Kahlo, Koons, Magritte, Mantegna, Picasso, Raphael, Rembrandt, and Warhol.

Embroidered Portraits

Ideas, Inspiration and Techniques

Author: Jan Messent

Publisher: Search PressLtd

ISBN: 9781844487417

Category: Art

Page: 128

View: 2820

"With a different and delightfully practical approach to a traditional and time-honored subject, Jan Messent shows you how to create portraits in stitch. There are simple instructions for shaping and padding different-angled heads, creating faces, adding features and stitching the hair and garments, as well as explorations of the most suitable fabrics, stitches, threads and embellishments to use. Within this book you will discover a host of personalities, including a mysterious white Edwardian lady, the formidable Bess of Hardwicke and a 'book-box' that opens to reveal exquisite renditions of Cinderella and Prince Charming. All of Jan's portraits are filled with character and charm, and have a timeless appeal that will enthral and excite textile artists and embroiderers alike"--Dust jacket cover.

The Headshot

The Secrets to Creating Amazing Headshot Portraits

Author: Peter Hurley

Publisher: New Riders

ISBN: 0133928780

Category: Photography

Page: 312

View: 5363

It used to be that the only people that needed professional-looking headshots were actors and models, but now thanks to Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and social media in general, headshots are hot! They've never been more in demand than they are today, and Peter Hurley's unique headshot style and trademark look have made him the most sought-after headshot photographer in the world today. Here's your chance to learn exactly how to create "the look" that everybody's after. This is bankable stuff! If you're not adding headshots to what you offer as a photographer, you're leaving a lot of money on the table. Peter knows first-hand the secrets to not only lighting your headshots like a pro (there's a whole chapter on that alone), but in this book he reveals, in the very same fashion that made him a famous name with photographers everywhere, how he gets authentic expressions and incredibly flattering positioning that will make your clients look better than they ever have in any photo—period! It's all here: he shows you his positioning techniques, his secrets for getting genuine smiles and images that look so natural you won't believe they're posed (but of course, they are), and you'll learn the very same techniques that Peter uses to create amazing headshots for everyone from execs at top Fortune 500 companies, to Silicon Valley startups, to actors and public figures who know all too well how important a great-looking headshot really is. Peter doesn't hold anything back. He reveals all his tricks of the trade, from his trademark lighting look, to how to create good-looking backgrounds on location, to positioning tricks you won't hear anywhere else, and it's all written in Peter's fun, quirky, inspiring style that lets you know, right from the beginning, you can do this, and you can do this big! These are the techniques that Peter has crafted from years in front of the lens, as a model for top brands like Abercrombie & Fitch and Guess, and years behind the lens, giving him an insight few photographers will ever possess, and he's willing to share every bit of it—every trick, every technique, and every nuance—in this book that will pay for itself at your very next shoot. Yes, it's that good.

Creative Digital Photography

52 Weekend Projects

Author: Chris Gatcum

Publisher: Ilex Press

ISBN: 1908150211

Category: Photography

Page: 176

View: 7436

Do you wish you could take better, more exciting photos? Now you can, with 'Creative Digital Photography: 52 Weekend Projects'. Through this collection of handy weekend projects you will get expert insights and clear step-by-step instructions across the field of photography so you too can learn diverse techniques for taking and processing photos, and discover how to make useful equipment for minimal cost. Whether you're making a simple diffuser for your flash, setting up a time-lapse shoot or simply taking a chance and tossing your camera in the air, you will develop your skills, making your own stunning images and standing out from the crowd. Designed for photographers of all levels with the projects graded in complexity.

Portraits from Life in 29 Steps

Author: John Sanden

Publisher: North Light Books

ISBN: 9781581805826

Category: Art

Page: 144

View: 6521

Creating a likeness of a person is one of the greatest challenges an artist can face. In this book, John Howard Sanden makes the challenge much more achievable by breaking it down into 29 logical steps. Working in the exciting premier coup tradition, you will learn to execute a finished portrait in a single sitting, starting with your very first stroke. Perfected by Sanden over three decades of painting and teaching, this comprehensive method will help you create convincing, lively portraits every time. Features two complete portrait-painting demonstrations! It's the clearest instruction you'll ever see on how to paint portraits in oil!