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The Complete Portrait Manual Popular Photography: 200+ Tips and Techniques for Shooting Perfect Photos of People

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Weldon Owen #ad - 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. In chapters on how to flatter your subjects with poses and angles, and retouch your photos in post-production, light them just right, you’ll learn how to: get to know your subjects                                                 pick props that show personality snap a nice seflie                                                              craft environmental portraits hide flaws with clever angles                                           take candid street shots pick poses that flatter                                                        zoom in on telling details shoot truly joyful holiday portraits                                    freeze a subject’s fleeting reflection set up avedon lighting                                                      know your light sources flatter with a ring light                                                      mimic film noir shadows slow a spinning ballerina with long exposure                  Combine Natural and Studio Light Select Light Modifiers                                                         Capture Musicians with Limited Lighting Make Nostalgic Portraits with Film                                     Understand Retouching Tools Go Classic with Black and White Conversion                    Craft Whimsical Composites Repair Old Photos of Loved Ones                                     Minimize Lines and Skin Flaws Whiten Teeth and Eyes                                                      Make Cautious Use of the Liquify Tool Brighten Exposure for Breezier Snapshots For amateur photographers, there is no better resource.

With high-quality design, intricate detail, and a durable flexicover—this manual is the perfect gift! Weldon Owen. Whether you’re after snapshots of loved ones laughing, fun yet tasteful selfies on your smartphone, or lightning-fast captures of athletes doing the thing they love, impressive studio headshots, this guide will help you produce the perfect portrait.

The Complete Portrait Manual Popular Photography: 200+ Tips and Techniques for Shooting Perfect Photos of People #ad - The complete portrait manual provides over 200 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.

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The Complete Photo Manual Popular Photography: 300+ Skills and Tips for Making Great Pictures

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Weldon Owen #ad - Anyone who has ever looked at an amazing composition or a skillful composite and said, “How did they do that?” will find this book irresistible. Photography books tend to be long, technical, and full of complicated jargon. For the amateur or pro who just wants to get quick-hitting tips and loads of inspiration, this is the book that does the job.

Beginners will learn ways to quickly move into new realms of expertise, and even old pros will pick up some new tricks. Pro tips make this much more than a beginner’s guide. Taking amazing pictures is getting easier and easier with the advances in digital photography, shooting & composing, and The Complete Photo Manual is here to help you take full advantage! Organized into three useful chapters Gear & Setup, and Processing & Beyond, this book from the experts at Popular Photography magazine helps you select and use cutting-edge cameras and accessories; teaches you to see the world as a photographer does and shoot in the moment to capture great shots as they happen; and then tweak your images in photo-processing software for next-level effects.

The Complete Photo Manual Popular Photography: 300+ Skills and Tips for Making Great Pictures #ad - Ever wanted to take a photo of a cyclist in motion? shoot portraits of your loved ones that show them at their best, or compose fine-art images that reveal your creativity? With The Complete Photo Manual, picture-perfect photos are just a shutter's click away. From the subtle adjusting the color in a picture to create a different mood to the artistic compositions merging several photos to dramatic effect to the downright amazing how to photograph yourself levitating.

In 355 handy, this book gives you what you need to know to grasp the basics of lighting, working with models, and much, gear, composition, easy-to-grasp hints, much more.

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The Dramatic Portrait: The Art of Crafting Light and Shadow

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

It is through deft, competent headshots into the realm of creating dramatic portraiture that can so powerfully convey a subject’s inner essence, nuanced use of both light and shadow that you can move beyond shooting simply ordinary, communicate a personal narrative, and express your photographic vision.

The Dramatic Portrait: The Art of Crafting Light and Shadow #ad - 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. 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. Without light, there is no photograph.

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The Photographer's Guide to Posing: Techniques to Flatter Everyone

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Rocky Nook #ad - If you can look out for and avoid these five things, your skills and your images will quickly improve. 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, lens choice, and thus how camera angle, and perspective all affect the appearance of your subject. 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, curvy women, Lindsay dedicates entire chapters to posing specific subject matter: women, families and small groups, couples, men, and large groups. In the final chapter of the book, lindsay brings it all together as she teaches you how to analyze a pose so that you can create endless posing opportunities and continuously improve your work Rocky nook.

The Photographer's Guide to Posing: Techniques to Flatter Everyone #ad - Rocky Nook. In each chapter, provides five “go-to poses” you can always use, Lindsay addresses that subject matter’s specific challenges, and covers how to train the eye to determine the best pose for your subjects. Next, ” outlining her approach to start with a “base pose, Lindsay dives into “posing essentials, ” then build on that to create endless posing opportunities.

. Posing is truly a crucial skill that photographers need to have in order to create great photographs.

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POSE!: 1,000 Poses for Photographers and Models

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Rocky Nook #ad - Each pose covered consists of a main pose followed by three variations on that pose. Photographer and author mehmet eygi demonstrates exactly how to get the right pose―from hand and leg placement, to a subtle tilt of the chin, to engaging with props and the environment around you. Organized by subject matter, beauty, fashion, implied nude, wall ▪ men: portrait, new family, sports, sports, implied nude, sports ▪ maternity: mother, pose! covers: ▪ women: portrait, business, lingerie, fashion, Wall ▪ COUPLES: Portrait, Children Whether you use POSE! as an educational tool to explore the art of posing, Fashion, or you simply use it as a look-book to find photographic inspiration or to help you direct a model, Business, Implied Nude, Curvy Boudoir, Curvy, Couple ▪ FAMILY: Parents and Baby, you’ll quickly improve your portrait photography starting with your very next shoot.

POSE!: 1,000 Poses for Photographers and Models #ad - Rocky Nook. Pose! provides the knowledge and the inspiration you need to make your next photo shoot a success. Whether you’re the photographer behind the camera or the model in front of the lens, chances are you could use some help with posing, which is one of the biggest challenges when it comes to portrait photography.

Rocky nook. With over 1, 000 different looks for you to recreate and experiment with, the book covers a wide range of poses and subject matter in an easily accessible and visually dynamic layout.

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Mastering Portrait Photography

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Ammonite Press AM-23139 #ad - Rocky nook. No more formal, corporate-style poses—this book offers a modern, vibrant approach, capturing a moment in the subject's lifestyle. It discusses technical aspects from equipment to exposure, metering, aperture, shutter speed, in addition to how natural light, depth of field and white balance settings, color and movement affect an image.

Mastering Portrait Photography #ad - Guild of master craftsmen. Rocky Nook. Post-production topics include skin retouching, color correction, printing options and presentation. The book also covers posing, backgrounds, artificial light, and pre-shoot prep such as make-up, home studios, hair styling and clothing.

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Portrait Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots

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Peachpit Press #ad - Starting with the fundamentals of portrait photography, including how to select the right camera settings and lenses and how to compose your shots, Erik covers building a rapport with your subject, and offers suggestions for poses that flatter your subject to achieve great shots. Finally, he walks through several portrait scenarios, including creating single-person shots such as headshots and environmental shots, and group shots such as family and wedding photos.

Portrait Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots #ad - He then addresses the problems and opportunities of both natural and indoor light, offering ways to resolve lighting challenges of both, showing when and how to use a flash and how to add and modify light to improve the quality of your images. Rocky Nook. Guild of master craftsmen. Rocky nook. Follow along with erik and you will: learn the basics of capturing great portraits, compression, and reflectors go “behind the scenes” and walk through the process of creating great portraits with two chapters of start-to-finish examples Beautifully illustrated with large, such as focusing on the eyes, umbrellas, stepping back and zooming in, and turning your subject into the light Evaluate focal length, and working distance to select the best lens for any given shoot Establish trust with your subject and provide helpful direction and feedback so they feel at ease and look their best Address challenges associated with natural light such as shade and direct light–and tame or redirect the light for improved photographs Improve the light with modifiers and other helpful tools such as strobes, vibrant photos, this book teaches you how to take control of your photography to get the portraits you want every time you pick up your camera.

In portrait photography: from snapshots to great shots, at a family get-together, author and photographer Erik Valind shows you how to get the best shots of your subjects–whether you’re in a studio or outdoors, or at a formal event.

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The Flash Book: How to fall hopelessly in love with your flash, and finally start taking the type of images you bought it for in the first place

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Rocky Nook #ad - That’s why the flash book book was created―to help you finally fall in love with your flash―and the best news is, it’s way easier than you’d think. We don’t “love” our flashes, in many cases, and worse yet, we’ve even stopped using them altogether. You just need somebody to help you unlock the real secrets to getting beautiful, consistent, and easily repeatable results.

It’s time to fall truly head-over-heels in love with your flash, so you can start creating the type of images with your flash that you’ve always dreamed of, and this is the book that can take you there. It’s like we all bought a flash during the “hot shoe flash revolution” of 2008–2011, but we’re not getting the results we got them for in the first place.

The Flash Book: How to fall hopelessly in love with your flash, and finally start taking the type of images you bought it for in the first place #ad - Standing in front of a room packed with 360 photographers at his seminar, Canon, Scott Kelby asked for a show of hands: “How many of you own some kind of an off-camera flash? A Nikon, Yongnuo, etc. About 340 hands went up. Guild of master craftsmen. But it doesn’t have to be that way. The whole book is written in scott’s plain-English, down-to-earth style, which makes the experience more like the two of you are out together on a shoot.

In fact, and you’re not going to have to do math, you’ll be surprised at how simple it really can be because you’re not going to learn a bunch of geeky flash stuff, and you’re not going to need a light meter it’s not that kind of book. This is a book on which settings to use, and exactly how and when to use them.

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Picture Perfect Posing: Practicing the Art of Posing for Photographers and Models Voices That Matter

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New Riders #ad - For many photographers, after learning to compose an image and even light it properly, elegant, a portrait can still easily be a failure if the pose is not natural, and serving the needs of both the subject and the photographer. New riders Publishing. For those who have been discouraged by an inability to pose their subjects, or who have simply not known where to start in order to "figure it out, " Picture Perfect Posing is the essential resource they need to learn how posing truly works, and how they can learn to direct the exact pose they need for the shot they want.

. In picture perfect Posing, Roberto takes on the art of posing. How should the model hold her hands? bend her elbows? position her fingers? Should the model look toward or away from the camera, and why? It all depends on what the photographer wants for the shot, and Roberto discusses the entire process, from the intent of the photographer through the execution of the pose.

His remarkable ability to break down complicated ideas into understandable, Picture Perfect Practice, approachable elements that photographers can truly grasp–and then use their newfound knowledge to improve their photography–made his first book, a breakout success. Building from there, Roberto discusses every component of what makes poses work, as well as fail.

Picture Perfect Posing: Practicing the Art of Posing for Photographers and Models Voices That Matter #ad - Instead of just showing page after page of poses–like most posing books on the market–Roberto actually breaks down the concept of posing by examining the anatomy, starting with the core foundation: the spinal chord and neck. Guild of master craftsmen. Photographer, author, and educator Roberto Valenzuela has a proven track record for teaching and explaining difficult concepts to photographers of all skill levels.

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Picture Perfect Lighting: An Innovative Lighting System for Photographing People

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Rocky Nook #ad - It is with the lighting benchmark test that you will determine if and when you need to use “helper light, ” the light that is needed or manipulated in order to “help” the circumstantial light so that your vision comes to life. That is the job of light. New riders Publishing. But how will you know if the circumstantial light is enough? The final piece of the Picture Perfect Lighting system is Roberto’s “lighting benchmark test, ” a brilliant method for determining the quality of the light in any given situation.

With that mastery, you will finally have the ability to create that true “wow” factor in camera―and in your photographs. In picture perfect lighting, Roberto has created a truly original system for understanding and controlling light in photography. Rocky Nook. With picture perfect Lighting by your side, you will learn to master light.

Picture Perfect Lighting: An Innovative Lighting System for Photographing People #ad - Picture perfect Lighting covers all of this in depth. Picture perfect lighting, the third book in the Picture Perfect series, brings that same spirit and approach to teaching lighting. Don’t limit yourself to using only one kind of light, and don’t depend on Photoshop actions and plug-ins to create the “wow” factor in your images.

His two previous books, picture perfect Practice and Picture Perfect Posing, shattered the mold of instructional photography books as they empowered readers to advance their composition and posing skills.

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Studio Anywhere: A Photographer's Guide to Shooting in Unconventional Locations

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Peachpit Press #ad - Peachpit Press. Studio anywhere is a resource for photographers to learn through behind-the-scenes photos and lighting diagrams from a range of photo shoots–but it doesn’t stop there. And, finally, he describes his Lightroom and Photoshop workflow so you can learn how to deftly navigate post-processing.

That’s where Studio Anywhere comes in. Whether shooting a corporate portrait, you’ll discover that most of the time, or a promo shoot with a band, a test shoot with a model, there’s no need for an expensive studio–you just have to get creative. Because directing a photo shoot involves more than simply knowing how to wield a camera or process a raw file, Nick also lets you in on the aesthetic decisions he makes in his signature photos, inspiring you to develop your own vision.

. With photographer nick fancher as your guide, you’ll learn how to get portfolio-ready photos while working in some of the most problematic scenarios imaginable. Rocky Nook. But the reality is that you may have an outdated dslr with two decent lenses which took you several years to save up for, your garage, and all you have at your disposal is an unfinished basement, or the empty conference room at your office.

Studio Anywhere: A Photographer's Guide to Shooting in Unconventional Locations #ad - Guild of master craftsmen. In a perfect world, we would all have a 5, where every day is a breezy 72 degrees with partial cloud coverage, 000-square-foot studio–and the entire catalog of B&H™ in our equipment lockups. What’s your definition of a photo studio? Is it a room with a white seamless backdrop or a cyc wall? Maybe it’s simply anywhere you’re in control of the lighting.

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