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The Photographer's Guide To Portraits - John Freeman

The Photographer's Guide To Portraits

Paperback Published: 27th October 2004
ISBN: 9781843401759
Number Of Pages: 160

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This is the second title in an exciting new twelve book series, focussing on both film and digital photography, by renowned photographer, John Freeman. These inspiring practical guides explore every area of photography from composition and light to travel and photographing nudes. They include invaluable digital manipulation techniques to help you get the most out of your images. Each book is illustrated with John Freeman's stunning images from all over the world along with helpful diagrams and screen grabs.

This book contains everything you need to know to capture expressive and unique portraits. How to make your subject feel comfortable in a wide range of poses, and how to photograph in a wide range of conditions: indoors and out, with tungsten, halogen or natural light, with normal, wide-angle or telephoto lenses. It looks at the difference that working in colour or black and white makes to your images and finding the right background or prop. Each subject is considered in turn, from babies and children to groups, both formal and informal, to candid shots and close-ups. Advice on using make-up and studio light, low-key and high-key lighting and special effects.

About the Author

John Freeman is a highly-experienced photographer as well as the creator of many books including the acclaimed architectural volumes London Revealed and Moscow Revealed. His prize-winning book Practical Photography has sold over half-a-million copies in more than 20 countries throughout the world. He is also the author of Photography: A Practical Guide to Taking Better Pictures, Lighting for Interiors Photography, and co-author, with Michael Busselie, of The Photographer's Handbook. He is co-author with Anthony Gardiner of Herbes de Provence which won the Gourmand world cookbook awards category, Best Cookbook Photography in English (UK) 2002. Based in London, he travels extensively and works regularly in the field of publishing for both books and magazines.

Introductionp. 6
The Essentials
Basic Equipmentp. 14
Normal Lensesp. 18
Wide-angle Lensesp. 22
Telephoto Lensesp. 26
Depth of Fieldp. 30
Exposurep. 32
ISOp. 34
Colour Balancep. 36
Viewpointp. 38
Basic Compositionp. 42
Daylightp. 46
Available Lightp. 50
Flashp. 54
Backgroundsp. 58
Using Propsp. 62
Using Colourp. 66
Black and Whitep. 70
Mood and Expressionp. 74
The Subjects
Babiesp. 80
Childrenp. 84
Older Peoplep. 88
Groupsp. 92
Formalp. 96
Candidp. 100
Workp. 104
Street Portraitsp. 108
Close-upsp. 112
Action Portraitsp. 116
Further Techniques
Digital Backgroundsp. 122
Digital Compositesp. 124
Photoshop Filtersp. 126
Basic Studio Lightp. 128
Further Studio Lightp. 130
Make-upp. 134
Beauty Retouchingp. 136
Reflectorsp. 138
Fill-in Flashp. 140
Slow Sync Flashp. 142
High Key and Low Keyp. 144
Toningp. 148
Digital Toningp. 150
Digital Archival Retouchingp. 152
Glossaryp. 154
Indexp. 158
Acknowledgements and Calumet John Freeman Photography Prizep. 160
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ISBN: 9781843401759
ISBN-10: 1843401754
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 27th October 2004
Publisher: Pavilion Books
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 27.4 x 21.8  x 1.2
Weight (kg): 0.71