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Author Israelson, Bill, author, photographer.

Title Essential elements of portrait photography : lighting and posing techniques to make everyone look their best / Bill Israelson.

Publication Info. Buffalo, NY : Amherst Media, Inc., [2015]


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Hastings Branch Non-Fiction    778.92 ISR    Available
Description 127 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
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Note Includes index.
Contents Introduction : The goal of this book ; Obstacles to good photography ; Photography is art, but it involves technical know-how -- 1. Equipment : What equipment do I need? ; The basic portrait photography kit ; Tech tip: Digital sensors ; Tech tip: Aperture and F-stops ; Tech tip: Ambient, incident, and reflected light ; All that in one small bag! ; Mobile equipment ; Studio equipment ; Advanced studio equipment -- 2. Photographing people : Idealize the subject ; What you "see" is what you get ; Posing: keep it simple ; Glamour and fashion -- 3. A simple process : Key light ; Fill light ; Rim light ; Step 1: Carefully evaluate light sources ; Step 2: Compose the image in your mind ; Step 3: Position and post your client ; Step 4: Measure light sources and set camera controls ; Tech tip: White balance ; Step 5: Position and set power to light sources ; Tech tip: ISO ; Step 6: Take an exposure, then view the LCD and histogram ; Tech tip: Histogram -- 4. Outdoor portraits : The person is the central object of your photograph ; The background ; Tech tip: Lens, aperture, and depth of field (DOF) ; Sunlight ; Tech tip: RAW versus JPEG ; Beach photography -- 5. Studio portraits : The studio as a workplace ; Incident light meters ; Lens selection ; Strobes ; Tech tip: Focal plane shutter and flash synchronization ; Softboxes ; Umbrellas ; Grids ; Reflectors ; Flags ; Backdrops and props ; Tech tip: Light ratios ; Camera support ; Light ratios ; Portrait styles ; Tech tip: Inverse square law -- 6. Indoor portraits : Reflecting light off the ceiling ; Using a window as the key light -- 7. Practice, practice, practice : Now you are ready! ; Follow the process ; Review your work with a critical eye ; Editing the digital image ; Attend workshops and photography seminars by great photographers ; A short lift of the photographers whom I admire most.
Subject Portrait photography -- Technique.
Added Title Portrait photography
ISBN 9781608957514 (pbk.)
1608957519 (pbk.)

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