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Read This if You Want to Take Great Photographs of People [electronic resource]. by Carroll, Henry(DLC)1927349;
Let's start with you -- Composition -- The commandments -- Spatial relationships -- Camera angle -- Lens choice -- Breaking the rules -- Anonymity -- Capturing individuality -- Technical tangent: Focal length and composition -- Context -- Backdrops -- Mise en scène -- Juxtaposition -- Concealing the context -- Absence -- Framing -- Technical tangent: Aperture and depth of field -- Aperture Priority (A or Av) -- The Gaze -- Blending invisible -- Facial expressions -- Hidden camera -- Off-frame gaze -- Group portraits -- Leading looks -- Technical tangent: The eyes of the law -- ControlActions -- Your setup -- The pose -- Self-portraits -- Documenting change -- The studio -- Technical tangent: Camera psychology -- The Street -- Finding your voice -- Knowing where to look -- Creating a stage -- Slow shutter speeds -- Posed street portraits -- Genres -- Technical tangents: Shutter speed and movement -- ISO -- Black and white or colour -- Colour relationships -- Midtones -- Warm tones -- Negative space -- Colour hierarchy -- Technical tangent: Seeing in black and white -- Seeing in colour -- Psychology of light -- Natural light -- Flash and artificial light -- Rembrandt lightingDirection of light -- Ambient light -- Exposure -- Empathy -- Technical tangents: Studio lighting kit -- Basic lighting setups -- Index -- Credits -- Acknowledgements -- About the author
Subjects: Electronic books.; Portrait photography;
© 2015., Laurence King Publishing,
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Portraiture Unleashed : 60 Powerful Design Ideas for Knockout Images. by Gadsby, Travis.;
Pages:1 to 25 -- Pages:26 to 50 -- Pages:51 to 75 -- Pages:76 to 100 -- Pages:101 to 125 -- Pages:126 to 128.We are fortunate to live in a magical time in the constantly evolving field of photography. Absolutely anything is possible with a quality camera and photo-editing software. While new digital technologies make the creative process unlimited, it also means that we as photographers must continually push to be the very best at what we do. Cameras are affordable to the masses, and our key to real success in the portrait photography industry lies in our creativity and style rather than our equipment and gear. In this book, author Travis Gadsby presents a sublime collection of 60 creativity-inspiring images from a range of talented photographers whose styles and photographic techniques vary markedly. The book is divided into five sections, each of which is centered around a particular creativity-enhancing topic: (1) Quick and Easy: Ideas That Can Be Added on the Fly, (2) Location-Inspired Ideas, (3) Wardrobe-Inspired Ideas, (4) Prop-Inspired Ideas, and (5) Creative Lighting Treatments. Within each section, you'll find a sumptuous variety of looks (ever considered photographing your subjects underwater, creating sparks with steel wool, recording the movement of a dancer whose body is dusted with flour, or creating steampunk portraits?). You'll also discover how the portrait concept came to light and will get insight into the strategies the photographer used to pose, light, and style the portrait to perfection. In modern portraiture, it's sometimes creative postproduction work that makes the image sing. Gadsby shines a light on some terrific image-editing work discussing the tools and techniques used to create the final portrait. With the wide range of creative portraits and specialized applications depicted in this book, you'll find lots of great ideas to expand your photographic repertoire, reinvent your style, and stay at the top of your game.Description based on publisher supplied metadata and other sources.Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2016. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Subjects: Electronic books.; Portrait photography;
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Portraits [electronic resource (video)] : How to Take Stunning Photos / by Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)(SAGE)1984150; Films Media Group(SAGE)1996584; Media Rich Learning (Firm);
Introduction: Portraits: How to Take Stunning Photos (1:11) -- Meet Photographer Harry Borden (3:51) -- Choosing the Right Location (0:35) -- Use Available Light (0:30) -- Composition (0:31) -- Gain Rapport with Subjects (1:17) -- Take Multiple Shots (3:27) -- Photography Assignment (5:22) -- Critiquing Photographs (2:16) -- Summary of Lessons and Final Tips (3:34) -- Credits: Portraits: How to Take Stunning Photos (0:28) -- Introduction: Portraits: How to Take Stunning Photos (1:11) -- Meet Photographer Harry Borden (3:51) -- Choosing the Right Location (0:35) -- Use Available Light (0:30) -- Composition (0:31) -- Gain Rapport with Subjects (1:17) -- Take Multiple Shots (3:27) -- Photography Assignment (5:22) -- Critiquing Photographs (2:16) -- Summary of Lessons and Final Tips (3:34) -- Credits: Portraits: How to Take Stunning Photos (0:28)Celebrity photographer Harry Borden has photographed everyone from Robin Williams and Angelina Jolie to Tony Blair and Margaret Thatcher. In this inspiring program, Borden shares cool camera secrets with two aspiring photographers in a master class that shows how to turn snapshots of friends and family into professional-looking portraits. The students are then put to the test with assignments that include producing a heroic portrait for the charity Help for Heroes. Topics include separation of subject and background, finding unusual angles, creating painterly effects, evoking emotions, telling a story, and more.9 & up.Mode of access: Internet.System requirements: FOD playback platform.Title from distributor's description.
Subjects: Educational films.; Internet videos.; Videorecording.; Portrait photography;
© [2012], c2010., Films Media Group,
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Focus On Photographing People : Focus on the Fundamentals. by Jan Kamps, Haje.;
Cover -- The Focus On Series -- Focus On Photographing People -- Copyright -- Dedication -- About the Author -- Acknowledgments -- Contents -- Chapter 1: Introduction -- What is portraiture? -- How to use this book -- Why take pictures of people? -- Six steps to taking better portraits -- Chapter 2: Equipment -- Choosing a camera body -- Buying lenses -- Great lenses for portraiture -- Flashes and lighting -- Reflectors and diffusers -- Outfitting a simple portrait studio -- Chapter 3: Photography Basics -- What affects an exposure? -- Overriding the camera's decisions: Manual mode -- Moving away from automatic camera modes -- Shutter and aperture priority -- Focusing properly -- Shutter speed -- Aperture explained -- Aperture and creative effects -- How ISO works -- Pros and cons of using ISO -- Shutter, aperture, and ISO: Putting it all together -- Picking the right lens -- White balance -- Shooting in RAW -- Chapter 4: Composition and Making People Look Good -- It's all about the eyes -- Focusing and composing your portraits -- Putting your models at ease -- Directing models -- Catchlights -- Shooting from below -- Shooting from above -- Composition rules -- Keep an eye on your background -- The Rule of Thirds -- Leading lines -- Negative space for a positive impact -- Rules are meant to be broken -- Chapter 5: Getting Creative -- High-key portraiture -- Low-key portraiture -- Back-lighting -- Side-lighting -- Get in close … no, closer -- Creative use of colors -- Black and white -- Chapter 6: Street Photography -- Choose your weapons -- Taking photos on the sly -- Street photography farther afield -- Etiquette on the street -- Focus on: Street photography -- Chapter 7: Photo Editing -- Digital workflow -- Free software -- Nonfree software -- Adjusting your exposure -- Saving an overexposed image -- Contrast.Cropping and rotating your photos -- Fixing your colors -- Cleaning up the images -- Fixing skin blemishes -- From color to black and white -- Pulling it all together -- Chapter 8: How to Learn More -- Getting out of a rut -- Learning from others' photos -- Reconstructing a photograph -- Learning from your own photos -- Where to turn for inspiration -- Index.Taking good photographs of people is a combination of many factors: What is the best light for the subject? How should they stand? What aperture should you use for maximum impact? This easy-to-follow, highly visual guide to portraiture explains the technical and aesthetic considerations of creating great images. Step-by-step instruction, tips from an experienced professional photographer, project assignments and gorgeous photography make learning how to take good photos of people quick and easy. Aimed at beginners or amateurs toting a DSLR and wanting pointers on how to make their people photography really shine, this book offers the basics on composition, lighting, posing, street photography and post-production techniques in a fun andconversational manner.Description based on publisher supplied metadata and other sources.Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2017. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Subjects: Electronic books.; Portrait photography;
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Desert to Dream [electronic resource] : A Dozen Years of Burning Man Photography, Revised Edition by Traub, Barbara.;
<DIV>Striking color photography makes this coffee table book collectible for pop culture and Burning Man fans.</DIV>
Subjects: Electronic books.; Portrait photography - Nevada.;
© 2013., Immedium,
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The Face in the Mirror / by BBC Worldwide Ltd.(DLC)1970872; Films Media Group,film distributor.(DLC)1996584;
The evolution of portraiture inevitably led to self-portraiture, as Simon Schama explores in the fifth episode of The Face of Britain. Art took on a different meaning in the 13th century when William de Brailes became the first artist to attach an image of himself to his work as a sort of signature, thereby acknowledging his credibility and advancing the idea of painting self-portraits. Learn about the popularization of the art form during the Romantic age and artists like Laura Knight who pioneered self-portraiture for women.9 & up.Streaming video file.System requirements: FOD playback platform.Title from distributor's description (Films Media Group, July 16, 2016)
Subjects: Internet videos.; Portrait painting.; Portrait photography.;
Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
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Master Lighting Guide for Portrait Photographers [electronic resource]. by Grey, Christopher.(SAGE)1954469;
Cover; Title Page; About the Author; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Part 1: Portrait Lighting Principles; 1. The Nature of Light; The Physics of Light; The Properties of Light; SIDEBAR: The Cumulative Effects of Light; Chapter Review; 2. Equipment; Light Positions and Functions; SIDEBAR: The Arc of Equal Distance; Light Types; SIDEBAR: Caution!; Light Modifiers; Chapter Review; 3. Light Ratios; Key-to-Shadow Ratio; Highlight-to-Key Ratio; SIDEBAR: Silver vs. Digital; Highlight-to-Key-to-Shadow Ratio; Correct Metering Techniques; Chapter Review; 4. Basic LightingPlanning and ProgressSIDEBAR: Noses; Broad Light; Short Light; SIDEBAR: Visual Boundaries; Chapter Review; 5. Classic Lighting Styles; Loop Lighting; Closed-Loop Lighting; Rembrandt Lighting; Side Lighting; Butterfly Lighting; SIDEBAR: Flare with Bare Bulb; Chapter Review; Part 2: Portrait Lighting Lessons; 1. A Versatile Setup; Single Subject; Two Subjects; Sidebar: Change Modifiers for Varied Looks; 2. Business Portraits, Part 1; 3. Business Portraits, Part 2; 4. A Hair Light for Every Occasion; Sidebar: Warning!; 5. Closing the Pupil; 6. Applying Makeup; 7. BackgroundsSidebar: Complementary Colors8. Headshots; 9. Reducing Depth of Field; The Approach; Sidebar: Sync Speeds; Adding Drama; 10. Headshots for Publicity; 11. Editorial Portraits; 12. Working with Falloff; 13. High-Key Lighting; Sidebar: High Key Never Dies; 14. Low-Key Lighting; 15. One-Light Glamour; 16. Bookend Bounce; 17. Portraits with Flare; 18. Working with the Profile; Sidebar: A Minor Cheat; 19. Location Portraits; Sidebar: Filter Transmission Factors; Sidebar: Location Checklist; 20. The Beauty of Overexposure; 21. Bridal Portraits; Sidebar: A Perfect Partnership; 22. Fashion LightSidebar: Hybrid Photography23. Mixing Color Temperatures; Sidebar: Correction; 24. Gentle Light; 25. Get in Tight; Sidebar: Refining the Look; 26. The "Hollywood" Portrait; Sidebar: Styling; 27. The Intimate Portrait; 28. The Double Key; Sidebar: Proper Metering; 29. North Light; 30. Simulating Sunlight; 31. Working with Candles; 32. Underlighting for Glamour; 33. Window Light; 34. Tungsten; 35. LED; 36. Speedlight; 37. Ringlight; 38. Fluorescent; Afterword; IndexLight, 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
Subjects: Electronic books.; Portrait photography -- Lighting.; Portrait photography -- Posing.; Portrait photography;
© 2014., Amherst Media,
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Engagement Portraiture [electronic resource] : Master Techniques for Digital Photographers by Dorr, Tracy.(SAGE)2032770;
Cover; Copyright; Table of Contents; About the Author ; Introduction ; 1. The Importance of the Engagement Session ; The Client's Perspective ; Setting the Stage for the Wedding Day; An Emotional Connection ; Filling a Gap; Personalizing the Wedding ; The Photographer's Perspective ; A Preview of Your Work; Boosting Perceived Value ; Establishing a Relationship; A Better Understanding of Your Client ; Increasing Your Studio's Visibility ; 2. The Booking Interview; Understand What They Want ; Show Examples of Your Work; Engagement Sessions at the Consultation ; 3. Planning and PackagingThe SessionEditing; Quantity of Images ; Proofing; Preparing the Proofs ; Delivering the Proofs ; Ordering; Timeliness ; 4. Types of Engagement Sessions; Formal; Informal; Addressing Wardrobe; 5. Photographic Style ; The Traditional Shoot ; Classic ; Relaxed ; The Creative Adventure ; Embracing the Unknown ; Postproduction ; A Photojournalistic Attitude ; Limiting Direction ; Choose a Zoom Lens ; Editing the Shoot; The Sexy Session ; An Artistic Approach ; Capturing the Details ; Choosing Your Personal Shooting Style ; Riccis Valladares: Fine-Art DocumentaryJenean Mohr: Fashion-Forward Fun Nicole Knauber: Dramatic and Artistic ; Rick and Bernadette Unis-Johnston: Docu-Narrative-Journalism ; My Own Style: Fairy-Tale Photojournalism; 6. Personalizing the Session; Choose the Right Style ; Select a Location ; Add Props ; Use the Sun ; 7. Increasing Sales; Perceived Value ; Add-On Products ; Prints ; Custom Framing ; Digital Files; Signature Boards ; Signature Albums; High-Quality Albums ; Personalized Merchandise ; Involving the Family ; Proofing Web Sites; Advertising Your Proofing Sites ; Mom and Dad: The Big SpendersEngagement Photos in the Wedding-Planning ProcessEngagement Announcements ; Save-the-Date Cards ; Invitations ; Ceremony Programs ; Thank-You Cards ; Photo DVDs ; Wedding-Day Slide Shows; 8. Editing Techniques ; Retouching the Skin ; Adding Mood with Special Effects ; Conclusion ; About the Photographers; Additional Resources ; Index<P style=""MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"" class=MsoNormal>This illustrative guide offers definitive proof that engagement photos should no longer be overlooked as a basic or included feature of a wedding package. A traditional rite of passage for engaged couples and a long-standing service provided by photography studios worldwide, engagement photo sessions allow photographers an early chance to get to know their clients prior to the event, make a memorable personal gift for brides and their families, and increase the client's confidence in the photographer's work. With this in mind, this reference cov
Subjects: Electronic books.; Photography of couples.; Photography; Portrait photography;
© 2011., Amherst Media, Inc.,
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Light and Shadow : Dynamic Lighting Design for Studio Portrait Photography. by Corbell, Tony.;
Title Page -- Copyright -- Contents -- About the Author -- Introduction -- 1. Equipment for Lighting in the Studio -- Studio Strobe Basics -- Power Pack Lights (or Generator Lights) -- Monolights (or Self-Contained Lights) -- Recycle Time -- Flash Duration -- Color Balance in the Studio -- Methods of Firing Studio Strobes -- Continuous Light -- 2. Light Shaping Tools in the Studio -- The Basics -- You Don't Need Everything -- Standard and Parabolic Reflectors -- Umbrellas -- Softboxes -- Beauty Dishes -- Octabanks/Octaboxes -- Honeycomb Grids and Egg Crate Grids -- Collapsible Reflectors -- Ring Flashes -- 3. Backdrops and Props in the Studio -- Backgrounds -- Lighting the Background -- Draping -- Types of Backgrounds -- Props -- 4. Light Control in the Studio -- The Theory of Lighting Relativity -- The Shadow Edge -- The Highlight -- The Relationship Between Light and Shadow -- In Conclusion -- 5. Metering and Exposure Controls in the Studio -- Light Meters -- Shutter Speed -- 6. Creating Traditional Portraits in the Studio -- Posing the Traditional Portrait -- Lighting the Traditional Portrait -- Depth in the Traditional Portrait -- Enhancing the Depth with Accent Lights -- 7. Creating Contemporary Portraits in the Studio -- Lifestyle Images -- Background Selection -- Lighting the Contemporary Portrait -- The Main Light -- Fill Light -- Additional Depth -- Hair Light -- 8. One Light, Two Lights, Red Lights, Blue Lights -- The One-Light Portrait -- Adding a Scrim -- The Two-Light Portrait -- The Control of Color Gels -- 9. Practical Examples -- Thr Traditional Two Light -- Tony's Twins -- Big Wall of Light -- Three Points of Light -- The Scrim Light -- The Glamour Light -- Profile Light -- The One-Light Portrait -- 10. Homework Assignments -- Assignment 1: Variations in Contrast -- Assignment 2: The Eyes Have It -- Assignment 3: Tradition.Assignment 4: The Contemporary -- Assignment 5: Black & White -- Assignment 6: The One-Light Portrait -- Assignment 7: The One-Light Still Life -- Assignment 8: Add Colored Gels -- Appendix: Working with Clients -- Building a Lifelong Relationship -- A Heartfelt Gesture -- A Thank-You Snapshot -- Don't Get Caught Up in the Technical Stuff -- Show That You Are Invested in Success -- Make Small Changes, Watch the Details -- Index.Studio lighting offers portrait photographers unlimited creative control. Mastering its use requires a specific skill set, however. Fortunately, portrait photography legend Tony Corbell is up to the task of showing readers how to harness its full power. He sets a foundation for mastering the use of strobes and continuous lighting sources (LEDs, tungsten lights, and fluorescent sources), creating effective lighting setups (with the aid of detailed, yet simple-to-understand diagrams), metering and adjusting the light, correcting color imbalances, softening harsh shadows, and more. He also introduces readers to the proper use of standard photographic modifiers softboxes, umbrellas, octoboxes, beauty dishes, and other tools so that they can sculpt their every portrait subject with incredibly flattering light. This book is filled with over 150 inspiring and instructive images from a true master of the craft. In these pages, readers will learn step-by-step instructions for mastering the many critical concepts one must understand to gain mastery over light. Armed with simple strategies for studio lighting, readers can repeatedly re-create Corbell's award-winning portrait lighting looks with their own clients.Description based on publisher supplied metadata and other sources.Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2016. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Subjects: Electronic books.; Portrait photography;
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The Boudoir Photography Cookbook [electronic resource] : 60 Recipes for Tempting Photos by Rozenbaum, Jennifer.;
Jen Rozenbaum presents sixty essential skills that will help you to fine-turn every aspect of your boudoir shoot. She begins with a look into what qualifies as boudoir, identifies the subgenres of boudoir portraiture, and then launches into a targeted look at various posing strategies that will really amp up your subject's gorgeous curves for a sexy, sultry look. You'll also find a host of image concepts that you might want to incorporate into your repertoire, plus lighting sources and setups Jen favors for creating sizzling shots, and even tips for selecting a wardrobe that downplays perceive
Subjects: Electronic books.; Glamour photography; Photography of women; Photography; Portrait photography;
© 2015., Amherst Media,
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