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.
Mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras are hot! Smaller and lighter than older-style SLRs, mirrorless ILC models use more compact lenses and accessories, and can be easily adapted to use lenses and gear originally designed for conventional SLR cameras—so you can downsize your camera kit and continue using much of your favorite gear. Many mirrorless ILC models are also loaded with popular features like built-in GPS, Wi-Fi, touch screens, autofocus systems, high speed shooting, and other innovations. If you’re the proud owner of a new mirrorless ILC, DAVID BUSCH'S MASTERING MIRRORLESS INTERCHANGEABLE LENS PHOTOGRAPHY will show you how to get the most out of this unique technology. In this full-color guide, you’ll learn everything from operating the camera’s basic controls to more advanced topics such as resolution, aperture/priority exposure, focus zones, flash synchronization options, and much more. David Busch will help you understand the ins and outs of digital photography and show you how to take great photos with your mirrorless interchangeable lens camera.
Classic Techniques for Expressive Portrait Photography
Publisher: Amherst Media
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.
This book, DSLR Portrait Photography, is equally helpful for the beginners to quite advanced users. Photography definitely requires resources and the cost of the Lenses and other accessories are really prohibitive. The value of writing lives at this point. Knowing the basics has the biggest advantage - if a learner can master one niche, some other niche automatically demands less time to master. From the basics of Photography to the possibly highest knowledge required for Portrait - all possible usually faced situations has been covered by this book. Season can vary, time can vary, mood can vary, the required settings varies more. It is likely, the reader will not have to buy any book on Photography of other niche in future - most situations has been covered, since Portrait can be taken at any situation.
A full-color guide to the art of digital portrait photography Portrait photography entails taking posed photographs of individuals or set scenery and is the most common photo style among the most novice photography hobbyist to the most advanced photographer. With this easy-to-understand guide, bestselling author and professional photographer Doug Sahlin walks you through the best techniques for getting professional-quality digital portraits. Packed with hundreds of full-color photos and screen shots, this book discusses best practices for taking formal portraits, wedding photos, event photos, casual photos, and more. You'll examine the difference between using the built-in flash and natural lighting and take a look at the benefits of upgrading to a photo lighting kit and pro backdrop. Portrait photography is the most popular style of photography Features helpful information for everyone from beginner hobbyists to advanced photographers Shares insider tips for selecting equipment and choosing from the various tools for portrait photography Walks you through working with a wide range of subjects, including children, pets, and wildlife Discusses lighting and editing images Takes a look at ways to create a portrait that is suitable for framing Make sure your subjects are ready for their close ups with this fun and friendly guide to digital portrait photography.
Photographing children is not easy. They move around, they look the wrong way, and, as any parent will tell you, they never do what you want them to do when you want them to do it! It is this unpredictability that makes child portraiture the fascinating challenge that it is. Mastering Child Portrait Photography contains everything you need to master the art. It describes and demonstrates all the requisite skills: from choosing the best kit and mastering the essential techniques; through using the most effective lighting, setting, and props to achieve your desired atmosphere and effect; to learning the secrets of working harmoniously and professionally with models of all ages, and using the best post-production techniques to get the most from your prints. For the keen enthusiast, this is an accessible guide to capturing images of your children that will last a lifetime. For the aspiring professional, it is a complete handbook for a wonderful lifestyle business, one in which you can create mini masterpieces that will enhance family homes and bring pleasure to lives for generations.
Dynamic Lighting Design for Studio Portrait Photography
Publisher: Amherst Media
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.
Mastering the Fuji X100 provides the ambitious photographer with everything they need to know to operate this camera that has become an instant classic. Readers will learn about the features and capabilities of the X100 and will discover numerous tips and tricks for how to maximize its potential. Learn how to influence dynamic range, how to optimize focus, which film simulation is best, and much more. The Fuji X100 is a premium digital viewfinder camera that combines compact size with sophisticated technical features and uncompromising optical quality. This unique camera already enjoys cult status and is used by many photographers as the ideal travel and snapshot camera. Nonetheless, the X100 is much more than an automatic snapshot camera—it is a sophisticated photographic tool. In a layout suitable to the camera’s attractive design, this manual presents convincing imagery that attests to the fun you will have as you begin to push the envelope of your Fuji X100.
Many claim to be able to teach you how to master Photoshop, so why should you trust this eBook to explain techniques any better than others? Here is why: because the book was written by someone just like you. Have you reached a dead end and feel like a massive barrier stands between your creativity and the screen? Thomas Giannattasio has been there and knows how to help. He has put together an intuitive guide to color management, as well as detailed instructions on how to get the most out of paths and brushes in this eBook (eBook 3). Handle layer styles like a pro, take your typography to the next level, and make your photographs look like a professionals with native CS5 techniques. Take Giannattasio's advice: spark your creativity by discovering the vast possibilities of the complex design laboratory we know as Photoshop. Start experimenting today. TABLE OF CONTENTS - Color Management - Paths - Layer Styles - Brushes - Typography - Photography - Exporting