A Guide to Digital Portrait Photography
Offers a comprehensive look at the approaches, equipment and techniques. This book places emphasis on using natural lighting and easily accessible equipment. It features a Photoshop techniques section, in which the top ten digital manipulation effects are presented in format, using screengrabs.
This book offers a colourful, comprehensive and accessible look at the approaches, equipment and techniques needed to achieve the very best digital shots of people.Rod Edwards' stunning colour and black and white photography is accompanied by clear information on how he created the shots and the equipment he used, demonstrating that professional results are acheiveable with his friendly, easy-to-follow advice.With an emphasis on using natural lighting and easily accessible equipment, the book will help both amateurs and more experienced photographers to create truly professional results.It features a unique Photoshop techniques section, in which the top ten digital manipulation effects are presented in a step-by-step format, using screengrabs and helpful tips to demonstrate how any photographer can add professional touches to their portraits after they have been taken.
Introduction - What makes a good photograph?; Equipment - Cameras, Lenses, Lighting, Computers; 1. DESIGNING THE IMAGE - Framing, Blurring, Zooming, Angles, Perspective, Colour, Location, Scale, Focus, Composition, Creativity; 2. WORKING WITH LIGHT - Soft Light, Hard Light, Studio Lights, Shoot Contrajour, Daylight, Reflectors, Ringflash, Creating a Home Studio, Triflectors, Low Light, Silhouettes; 3. PHOTOGRAPHING PEOPLE - Models, Children, Family Moments, Local Characters, Props, Environmental Portraits, Action Shots, Candid Moments, Creating a Bond Between Subjects; 4. TOP TEN PHOTOSHOP TECHNIQUES - Blemishes, Wrinkles, Red-eye, Eyes Index.