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Secrets of Great Portrait Photography

Author : Brian Smith
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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.

Portrait Photography

Author : Mark Cleghorn
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With easy-to-follow instructions and detailed photo sequences showing how to arrange lights and lighting accessories, this carefully structured course teaches all the fundamentals of portraiture, as well as a host of other creative techniques. It sets out everything the amateur needs to know to create a wide range of styles, from choosing the right equipment to composing the background to placing and positioning the subject for maximum effect. The basics of color and black and white, digital capture and film, and studio and location shooting all receive detailed attention, and helpful tips on mood-enhancing lighting will help raise novices’ skills to professional levels.

Sony A7 A7R

Author : Brian Smith
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Now that you’ve bought the amazing Sony A7 / A7R, you need a book that goes beyond a tour of the camera’s features to show you exactly how to use the camera to take great pictures. With Sony A7 / A7R: From Snapshots to Great Shots, you get the perfect blend of photography instruction and camera reference that will take your images to the next level! Beautifully illustrated with large, vibrant photos, this book teaches you how to take control of your photography to get the image you want every time you pick up the camera. Follow along with your friendly and knowledgeable guide, Pulitzer Prize—winning photographer Brian Smith, and you will: Learn the top ten things you need to know about shooting with the Sony A7 / A7R Use the Sony A7 / A7R’s advanced camera settings to gain full control over the look and feel of your images Master the photographic basics of composition, focus, depth of field, and much more Learn all the best tricks and techniques for getting great action shots, landscapes, and portraits Find out how to get great shots in low light Learn the basics behind shooting video with your Sony A7 / A7R and start making movies of your own Fully grasp all the concepts and techniques as you go, with assignments at the end of every chapter And once you’ve got the shot, show it off! Join the book’s Flickr group, share your photos, and discuss how you use your A7 / A7R to get great shots at flickr.com/groups/sonya7-a7rfromsnapshotstogreatshots.

The Headshot

Author : Peter Hurley
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Peter Hurley is well known among headshot and portrait photographers as a passionate photographer and teacher. His business has grown by leaps and bounds over the past few years, and he is a go-to resource as both a photographer and an educator. He teaches his own workshops, and is a regular instructor at conferences such as Photo Plus, WPPI, and Photoshop World. In The Headshot: The Secrets to Creating Amazing Headshot Portraits, Hurley shares everything the reader needs to know in order to get great images of their subjects–whether it's on assignment, a personal project, or simply shots of family and friends. Starting with his trademark "recipe"–"white background, flat light, chopped-off heads"–in over a dozen chapters he covers the following: the technical aspects of the shot, including lighting, composition, and camera setup; establishing a rapport with your subject, as well as provoking thought in order to drive expression; and how to direct the subject, including detailed discussions of how to influence the jaw, the smile, the eyes, and the eyebrows. With The Headshot, readers will be equipped to dramatically improve their headshot photographs–from lighting to composition to directing the best expression from their subjects.

Strobist Photo Trade Secrets Volume 2

Author : Zeke Kamm
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Strobist Photo Trade Secrets volumes 1 and 2 are all about giving you the inspiration and tools to help make your photographs the best they can be. It doesn’t take hundreds of pages of instructions or piles of complicated theories to take great photographs. Photo Trade Secrets use microlessons—each with a simple-to-understand diagram, tips, and a clear description accompanying an inspiring image—so you can spend less time reading and more time shooting. Photo Trade Secrets postcard books are high-quality trade paperbacks, with perforated pages of thick card stock—so you can simply tear them out and take individual microlessons with you when you shoot. Whether you duplicate the photos in the book or use the techniques as a takeoff point for creating your own dynamic family photos, killer commercial shots, or eyecatching masterworks, you’ll find Photo Trade Secrets to be the fastest, most fun and effective way to take your photography to the next level. Grab your Photo Trade Secrets and get out there and shoot!

Light Pose

Author : Rick Ferro
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PHOTOGRAPHIC EQUIPMENT & TECHNIQUES. Rick Ferro opens wide his overflowing bag of tricks to show photographers how to create breath-taking wedding, engagement, portrait, and glamour photographs in any location. Readers will learn to work with natural light to produce beautiful, evocative images. Sophisticated indoor, multi-light setups are detailed and diagrammed too, ensuring readers can readily duplicate the flattering lighting effects that are a hallmark of Ferro's style. He also provides tips for adding to the budding photographer's income through social media, inventive presentations, and more.

Doug Box s Guide to Posing for Portrait Photographers

Author : Douglas Allen Box
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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 Natural Light Portrait Book

Author : Scott Kelby
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What would your life be like if you could shoot absolutely amazing portraits? If you could be in any natural lighting situation, indoors or out, and know that you'd be able to create an amazing image every time? If you've ever dreamed of making such incredible portraits that your friends and family say, "Wait a minute, this is your photo!? You took this?" then you're in luck. Award-winning photography book author Scott Kelby teaches you exactly how to shoot and edit gorgeous natural light portraits. Scott shares all his secrets and time-tested techniques, as he discusses everything from his essential go-to portrait gear to camera settings to the portrait photography techniques you need to create absolutely stunning images. From window light to taming harsh outdoor light, from the tools and accessories you need to capture beautiful portraits in any lighting condition, Scott has got you covered. Among many other topics, you'll learn: - The secrets to getting super-sharp portraits every time without breaking a sweat. - Exactly which camera settings work best for natural light portraits (and which ones you should avoid). - How to create separation with a silky smooth, out-of-focus background no matter which lens you have. - How to tame even the harshest light and turn it to your advantage to create soft, beautiful, wrapping light. - Which lenses will get you the best results and why. - What gear you need, which accessories work best, and a ton of killer tips that will help you create better images and make the entire experience that much more fun. It's all here, including an entire chapter on post-processing and retouching, and another with detailed portrait recipes, and best of all, it's just one topic per page, so you'll get straight to the info you need fast. There's never been a natural light portrait photography book like it! TABLE OF CONTENTS Chapter 1: Portrait Lenses Chapter 2: Camera Settings Chapter 3: Window Light Portraits Chapter 4: Shooting Outside Chapter 5: Shooting in Direct Light Chapter 6: Composition Chapter 7: Posing Chapter 8: Post-Processing Chapter 9: Portrait Recipes

National Geographic Photography Field Guide

Author : Robert Caputo
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An authoritative instructional guide shows readers the best angles, lighting, and lenses to capture candid photos and portraits of family, friends, and everyone else, showing how to organize a family portrait, portray a person's true character on film, and much more, and featuring simple instructions for all levels of photographers. Original.

Strobist Photo Trade Secrets Volume 1

Author : Zeke Kamm
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Learn to light your photographs creatively using small flashes and other lighting gear with 24 inspiring examples from contributors to David Hobby’s famed Web site, Strobist.com. On the reverse side of each photo you’ll find a lighting diagram and helpful tips. Tear out individual cards and take them with you for quick reference on your next shoot. Strobist Photo Trade Secrets volumes 1 and 2 are all about giving you the inspiration and tools to help make your photographs the best they can be. It doesn’t take hundreds of pages of instructions or piles of complicated theories to take great photographs. Photo Trade Secrets use microlessons—each with a simple-to-understand diagram, tips, and a clear description accompanying an inspiring image—so you can spend less time reading and more time shooting. Photo Trade Secrets postcard books are high-quality trade paperbacks, with perforated pages of thick card stock—so you can simply tear them out and take individual microlessons with you when you shoot. Whether you duplicate the photos in the book or use the techniques as a takeoff point for creating your own dynamic family photos, killer commercial shots, or eyecatching masterworks, you’ll find Photo Trade Secrets to be the fastest, most fun and effective way to take your photography to the next level. Grab your Photo Trade Secrets and get out there and shoot!

DSLR Portrait Photography

Author : Abhishek Ghosh
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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.

Doug Box s Available Light Photography

Author : Doug Box
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Covering every aspect of creating portraits in available light, acclaimed professional photographer Doug Box provides tips for finding great natural light, practical approaches for optimizing exposure, and techniques for posing subjects for the most flattering effects. For those situations when “perfect” available light can’t be found, readers are shown how to modify ambient light to suit their purposes—or give it a bump in intensity with a little pop of flash. Additional topics touched upon include proper lens selection, calculating exposure, managing ambient light both indoors and out, shooting at night, and more. A discussion of applying the many techniques to nature and wildlife, travel, and sports photography rounds out this all-encompassing guide to working with available light.

Professional Secrets of Nude and Beauty Photography

Author : Bill Lemon
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A comprehensive guide that teachers readers the,full range of skills required to create,outstanding nude and beauty images in black and,white. Analysing over 60 portraits, the author,reveals the secrets behind each one and provides,details of the techniques used which can easily be,followed or adapted by any photographer.

Secrets of Portrait Photography

Author : Hadley Willis Carter
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Digital Portrait Photography For Dummies

Author : Doug Sahlin
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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.

Lighting and the Dramatic Portrait The Art of Celebrity and Editorial Photography

Author : Michael Grecco
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Renowned celebrity photographer Michael Grecco’s seminal bestselling book "Lighting and the Dramatic Portrait: The Art of Celebrity and Editorial Photography" is a photographers "lighting “bible". A must-have for portrait photographers, Grecco reveals step-by-step every aspect of his craft including exact diagrams for perfect lighting while inspiring the true art of the portrait. You’ll learn exactly why "Time," "People," and "Business Week" and celebrities such as Chris Rock, Salma Hayek, Kate Winslet, and Lucy Liu all trust Michael Grecco to shoot their coveted celebrity covers. Grecco's beautiful, insightful work is all around us--on movie posters, in advertising, on magazine covers, everywhere. “I delight in inspiring people,” he writes. “I want them to stop, think, and feel.” Now Grecco shares the secrets of great portraits with photographers at every level, in "Lighting and the Dramatic Portrait." Sections on cameras, illumination, film and digital, creativity and conceptualization, connecting with the subject, and having a point of view, plus intriguing case studies that show “how I got that picture,” make this book a resource photographers will use again and again through the years. Whether the subject is a star or a soccer mom, Grecco shows how to add artistry, drama, wit, humor, and personality to their portrait.

Pet and Horse Photography for Everybody

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People never tire of viewing photos of animals, and the market for pet portraiture is hot. If you love animals and photography, pet portraiture is the perfect marriage of your passions. Whether you are interested in starting your own pet photography business or are an enthusiast who wants to take better pictures of your pets, this book is for you. Taking pictures of animals requires a skill set different from that used in other forms of photography, and in this book, author Nicole Begley (Wexford, PA) introduces you to the tips and tricks you need to succeed. You’ll learn how to prepare for your sessions (in-studio and outdoors) coax picture-worthy behaviors from pets (they don’t take direction quite as well as human subjects!), create lighting that shows the animal’s eyes and coat to best effect, incorporate people in pet portraits, and create a variety of looks to boost your sales.

Strobist Photo Trade Secrets

Author : Zeke Kamm
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Lighting and the Dramatic Portrait

Author : Michael Grecco
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Professional Secrets of Natural Light Portrait Photography

Author : Douglas Allen Box
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Natural light portraiture is fast becoming a popular style of photography. Photographers and clients appreciate the understated, low-maintenance shoots and the spontaneous, casual quality of the photos. Featuring images shot on location, in clients’ homes, and in the studio, the author teaches how to use the unique qualities of direct sun, window light, porch light, shade, and the light at sunrise and sunset to create flattering, natural-looking portraits. Photographers will learn how to select the right setting, equipment, backdrop, and props, as well as how to control the balance of light between subject and background. Each sample portrait is accompanied by detailed technical information to help photographers achieve the same results in their own work.