In the early years of photographic portraiture, posing was an absolute necessity. With extremely slow films, equally slow lenses and a lack of artificial light sources, time dictated long exposures. Due to vastly improved technology, photographers are now able to work freely and naturally, recording spontaneity in their portraits, yet not forgetting the posing rules that existed. As Bill Hurter shows in The Portrait Photographer's Guide To Posing, there is room in the market for both approaches. AUTHOR: Bill Hurter started out in photography in 1972 in Washington, DC, where he was a news photographer. He even covered the political scene ? including the Watergate hearings. After graduating with a BA in literature from an American University in 1972, he completed training at the Brooks Institute of Photography in 1975. Going on to work at Petersen?s PhotoGraphic magazine, he held practically every job except art director. He has been the owner of his own creative agency, shot stock, and worked assignments (including a year or so with the L.A. Dodgers). He has been directly involved in photography for the last thirty plus years and has seen the revolution in technology. In 1988, Bill was awarded an honorary Masters of Fine Arts Degree from Brooks. He has written close to forty instructional books for professional photographers and is currently the editor of Rangefinder and AfterCapture magazines. Colour photographs throughout
"Hurter's wonderful tips are certain to push your images over the top and away from the ordinary. I highly recommend exploring the benefits of this book for yourself." " --Shutterbug", on the first edition
"The book is easily read and focuses on one element at a time. The book is also full of photograph examples of the concepts described, making it easy to see what the author is referring to in each section. Overall, this book is highly recommended for anyone with an interest in developing their skills taking portrait photography." --"Portland Book Review"