The Art of Pregnancy Photography by Jennifer George
English | 2008 | ISBN: 1584282185 | 123 pages | EPUB | 4 MB
Capturing the beauty of pregnancy through photographs is an increasingly popular trend, and this timely guide covers the basics of maternity photography from both artistic and business standpoints. The details of creating a successful maternity portrait are addressed, including how to select a meaningful location, what props and fabrics to use, how to pose the subject, and how to produce a flattering lighting scheme. Helpful digital effects that can enhance skin tone and impart a wide variety of polished and artistic effects are discussed, as are tactics for incorporating other family members in the portrait. Also included are tips for building a strong connection with the subject that can lead to a profitable, lifelong client relationship.
Just Available Light: Techniques for Digital Photographers by Rod Deutschmann, Robin Deutschmann
English | 2013 | ISBN: 1608955567 | 93 pages | EPUB | 5,6 MB
Emphasizing the usefulness of ambient lighting, this guidebook gives unlimited access to the methods used by professionals. Starting with a discussion of the advantages and challenges of working with natural light, the text then explores the positive impact it can have on a photographer’s creativity and how to deal with the compromises that using available light sometimes require. Examples from this preliminary section emphasize learning through experimentation. Next, the book explores camera settings including white balance, contrast, and saturation. The authors demonstrate that thoughtful adjustment to these settings can yield images that more closely reflect the mood of the scene and minimize postproduction editing. Several chapters deal with modifying available light through the delicate use of reflectors to bounce light, polarizers to cut glare, and the proper procedure for adding neutral density filters to control brightness. With the techniques presented, photographers will learn to use available light to its fullest advantage.
Hollywood Portraits: Hot-Light Techniques for Professional Photographers by Lou Szoke
English | 2012 | ISBN: 160895305X | 158 pages | EPUB | 8 MB
With lighting techniques beneficial for professional photographers but also accessible for those less experienced with a camera, this handy reference offers insights into utilizing “hot lights” (tungsten-based continuous light sources) to achieve glamorous, Hollywood-inspired shots. This “Hollywood” lighting—characterized by dramatic contrast, sharp shadows, and a sultry mood—is simple to create and allows photographers to “sculpt” the subject, accentuating their best features while minimizing flaws. Though the focus is on nostalgic lighting style, the book acknowledges modern advances in photographic technology and discusses how to produce these dazzling retro effects using both digital and traditional film cameras. Throughout the book, lighting diagrams showing the photograph’s setup accompany nearly every image, carefully illustrating the lighting techniques for easy re-creation.
Painting with a Lens: The Digital Photographer's Guide to Designing Artistic Images In-Camera (Epub)
Painting with a Lens: The Digital Photographer's Guide to Designing Artistic Images In-Camera by Rod Deutschmann, Robin Deutschmann
English | 2011 | ISBN: 1608952371 | 122 pages | EPUB | 6,2 MB
Arguing that photography should be about more than gear, shooting modes, and computer programs, this book highlights methods for creating artistic photographs in the moment a picture is taken, rather than later in the editing process. In stark contrast to the “fix everything in post production” approach dominating modern digital photography, this reference demonstrates a more purposeful approach to shooting each frame—carefully considering the subject’s focus and determining the best camera settings, lighting, lens choice, and composition to achieve that objective.
Master's Guide to Off-Camera Flash: Professional Techniques for Digital Photographers by Barry Staver
English | 2011 | ISBN: 1608952487 | 160 pages | EPUB | 8,3 MB
By emphasizing basic principles of good lighting and how to apply them, this informative guide shows advanced amateur photographers and professionals how to improve their photographic skills. After explaining different types of light, flash basics, and the benefits of on- and off-camera lighting techniques, it discusses how to use this information to increase the “gasp factor”—that powerful, emotional response that compels the viewer to take a second look at a photograph. Also included are assignments meant to help solidify this new flash knowledge for the photographer in order to put it into practice. As a bonus, the book contains inspirational stories demonstrating real-world applications of the techniques from a photojournalist with decades of experience.
Portrait Photographer's Handbook by Bill Hurter
English | 2007 | ISBN: 158428207X | 124 pages | EPUB | 30 MB
Combining time-tested practices with contemporary methods, this guidebook details the fine art of capturing formal and casual posed images. With advice and guidance from the finest and most decorated portrait and wedding photographers in the country, this instructional discusses subjects such as lighting in the studio and on location, improving improvisational shooting techniques, and how to retouch images in the post-production process to create truly flawless looks. A chapter addressing the common problems in taking portraitures—from working with subjects with glasses to subjects that vary in size, facial features, and skin tone—is also included.
Lara Blair, "Photographing Dogs: Techniques for Professional Digital Photographers"
ISBN: 1608955400 | 2012 | EPUB | 157 pages | 7 MB
Acknowledging the growing demand for professional portraits that document the beauty and unique personalities of beloved canine companions, this well-rounded guide details the ins and outs of the business-either as the sole pursuit of a photography venture or as an additional service to be offered by a general portrait photography studio. Tips for establishing a body of work that reflects one's style are presented along with techniques for acquiring and servicing paying customers. From utilizing social networking and making strong first impressions to preparing for sessions and finding effective pricing for work, this invaluable handbook covers every aspect of this niche art. Also included are sections on maintaining relationships to establish repeat clients and the benefits and realities of charitable work. Packed with charming images and practical techniques for achieving financial success, this book is a must-have for those who photograph dogs for a living.
The Best of Family Portrait Photography: Professional Techniques and Images by Bill Hurter
English | 2005 | ISBN: 1584281723 | 128 pages | EPUB | 5 MB
Artwork from 30 of the industry's top photographers is used to highlight both clearcut shooting strategies and colorful, cutting edge approaches to family portraiture in this handbook intended for idea gathering and inspiration. Advice on focal length, perspective, and maximizing the potential of digital equipment highlights the technical aspects of family portraiture while group posing strategies demonstrate how best to flatter each subject and convey a sense of family unity. A lengthy discussion of lighting—the backbone of portraiture—and the manipulation of shadows and highlights instructs photographers on how to create mood and interest in a variety of lighting scenarios, both indoors and out. Specifics on adjusting body lines, colors, and shapes, working with young children, and creating a comfortable atmosphere ensure that the photographer captures the unique personality of each family with dynamic and attractive images.
Michelle Perkins, "Professional Portrait Posing: Techniques and Images from Master Photographers"
ISBN: 1584282118 | 2007 | EPUB | 129 pages | 19 MB
A brief introduction to the basic principles of creating a flattering pose accompanies chapters devoted to 12 acclaimed photographers who present and discuss their favorite, most successful, and most challenging photos. Widely regarded for their flattering, inventive, and cutting-edge posing techniques, these professionals cover why the pose was selected, how it complemented the subject and the scene, and how it works to make the subject look his or her best. The special challenge of group portraits is also covered by many of the contributors. Additional topics of discussion include personalized tips for learning the art of posing, common problems they see in portraits and their solutions, and suggestions and ideas for researching poses.
500 Poses for Photographing Women: A Visual Sourcebook for Portrait Photographers by Michelle Perkins
English | 2009 | ISBN: 1584282495 | 126 pages | EPUB | 18 MB
Next to lighting, posing is the most challenging aspect of photography—with so many body parts to capture, the possibilities are endless, and it’s all too easy to make a wrong turn. This illustrated reference provides both amateur shutterbugs and seasoned pros with the perfect place to turn when in need of quick posing strategies and fresh ideas. Containing 500 contemporary images by leading photographers, this indispensable manual explains posing fundamentals as well as how to create a flattering, feature-specific photograph—one that focuses on the head, shoulders, arms, torso, or feet—in different levels of close-ups, from head-shots to full-lengths.
David Derex, "Studio Portrait Photography in Black & White"
ISBN: 1584280298 | 2000 | EPUB | 128 pages | 4 MB
Studio portrait photography, unlike natural light or environmental portrait photography, offers photographers unparalleled opportunities to reflect the character and individuality of their subjects. This book shows how black-and-white studio photography emphasizes this ability by removing the distractions of color. Every step is explained, showing how to create sensual beauty images, cutting-edge fashion shots, powerful images of athletes, romantic wedding portraits, sweet images of children, and emotional images of couples. Discussions on proper equipment, lighting, and development procedures make it easy for photographers to replicate or adapt the ideas in their studio.
Douglas Allen Box, "Doug Box's Guide to Posing for Portrait Photographers"
ISBN: 1584282487 | 2009 | EPUB | 128 pages | 7 MB
Often overshadowed by complicated lighting techniques or advanced postproduction tips, this resource seeks to remind the professional photographer of the fundamental importance of a subject's pose. Conveniently designed in two-page spreads-a striking portrait on one side, a comprehensive how-to of the strategies used on the other-this reference includes countless techniques for studio sessions as well as outdoor and location shoots, with individuals or groups, male or female clients, and in sitting, standing, or lying poses. With advice from a well-known and respected professional, it covers all the basics, showing how to emphasize a client's assets and downplay perceived flaws, how to create a cohesive, engaging group photo, how to use natural elements on location to enhance an image, and how to ensure that the result flatters the subject and adds the essential professional polish to an image.
The Sandy Puc' Guide to Children's Portrait Photography by Sandy Puc'
English | 2008 | ISBN: 1584282347 | 124 pages | EPUB | 5 MB
Famed for her masterful children’s portraits and innovative methods, industry giant Sandy Puc’ presents every conceivable aspect of children’s portraiture in this quintessential guidebook. As great portrait sessions begin with top-notch planning and a working knowledge of the equipment, Puc’ first offers her insights regarding the benefits of being well prepared from the start, including strategies for enhancing the technical aspects of the shoot, from lighting to posing to post-capture techniques. Puc’ then uses her renowned interpersonal skills to offer advice regarding working with parents as well as eliciting enthusiasm and cooperation from children of all ages, including teens. Additional tips include effective ideas for photographing parent-and-child combinations, incorporating the family pet, and working with kids who have special needs. Puc’ also relays her extensive sales-savvy to help
Karen Dorame, "The Photographer's Guide to Making Money: 150 Ideas for Cutting Costs and Boosting Profits"
ISBN: 1584282576 | 2009 | EPUB | 128 pages | 7 MB
With do-it-yourself projects and inspiring and instructional images, this comprehensive resource teaches photographers the tricks of the trade for creating a thriving business without breaking the bank. Drawing on the first-hand experiences of established professionals, this reference discusses opening a photography studio from the ground up, what equipment to purchase, how to make the most of marketing, and how to streamline production efforts. The simple, numbered tips cover all the necessary skills needed to become an expert marketer, an adept accountant and financial planner, a skilled sales and customer service representative, an amateur psychologist, a manager, and a designer while learning to establish the best business in the field.
Lou Jacobs Jr., "Professional Commercial Photography: Techniques and Images from Master Digital Photographers"
ISBN: 158428269X | 2010 | EPUB | 128 pages | 7 MB
Presenting ideas and commentary as well as photographs, this collection offers new photographers revelations and wisdom from professionals and informs them how to achieve commercial success. Commercial photographers create images that are designed to sell products, services, political candidates, organizations, corporations, and any other marketable commodity or idea, and their clients range from advertising agencies, manufacturers, retail stores, hotels, restaurants, and other businesses. With a section focusing on each of these types of services, this reference provides a quick workshop on an area of expertise, furnishing those new to the business with a wide variety of information about each specialty. Tips for selecting the most effective equipment for each subgenre as well as technical information about each camera combine with business-savvy know-how—from marketing, bidding, budgeting, building referrals, managing the office, and more—making this a comprehensive reference for being both behind and in front of the lens.
James Williams, "How to Create a High-Profit Photography Business in Any Market, 2nd Edition"
ISBN: 1608952665 | 2011 | EPUB | 127 pages | 20 MB
Updated to include timely tips for navigating popular social networking sites and other internet marketing opportunities, this guide to running a successful portrait studio goes beyond the initial components of a photography business and focuses on successful customer service, networking, diversification, and business management strategies. From setting goals for a business to creating an elegant studio atmosphere that impresses clients while respecting the budget, this handbook breaks down each minute consideration in the growth of a successful business. Smart managerial decisions regarding portrait-pricing strategies, employee training, telephone skills, positive relationships with suppliers, and responsible delegation of duties are complemented by practical advice on networking within a community, creating demand for high-quality portraiture, and diversifying clientele by catering to the unique needs of each client subset.
Professional Portrait Photography by Lou Jacobs Jr.
English | 2008 | ISBN: 1584282290 | 127 pages | EPUB | 25 MB
By examining the work of 10 of today’s top portrait photographers and supplementing the images with interviews, this book offers insight into the working habits, equipment selection, and business strategies of those at the top of their game. In-depth and engaging, the guide also reveals creative inspiration and technical insight it reviews 15 to 20 of each artist's most highly acclaimed images, thereby providing an understanding of the full range of portrait styles that make up the body of modern portraiture. With the hard-won advice, strategies for success, and markedly different
Bill Hurter, "Bill Hurter's Small Flash Photography: Techniques for Professional Digital Photographers"
ISBN: 1608952827 | 2011 | EPUB | 125 pages | 21 MB
With the surge in popularity of small flash photography, this guide is a timely resource for shutterbugs looking to take full advantage of a growing trend. Studio flash systems are expensive, unwieldy, and often require the help of a hired assistant. The advent of the small flash allows working photographers to avoid large investments, gives them mobility when traveling to off-site photo shoots, and offers them functionality for illuminating small areas. Covering all aspects of the small flash, including gear selection, placement of flash units, and proper settings and communications, this helpful how-to also offers techniques and practical advice from a variety of practiced shooters who work with this illuminating medium. Professional and aspiring photographers will reap the rewards and overcome the challenges of shooting with a small flash with the help of this instructional manual.
Lighting for Product Photography: The Digital Photographer's Step-By-Step Guide to Sculpting with Light (Epub)
Allison Earnest, "Lighting for Product Photography: The Digital Photographer's Step-By-Step Guide to Sculpting with Light"
ISBN: 1608955443 | 2012 | EPUB | 156 pages | 5 MB
From magazine ads to web applications, this instructive handbook details the ever-expanding area of product photography and discusses the unique skills required to be successful. Beginning with the basics for creating professional-looking shots, the qualities of light and the rendering of color and texture are covered while the tools to be used for controlling those qualities is explained through a step-by-step lighting setup. The latter half of this guide compiles images created on actual assignments, depicting a variety of products photographed in a range of settings. Each image is accompanied by a discussion of the client's intent and the realization of those objectives. Offering procedural images, diagrams, and set-up shots to illustrate the addition and modification of light sources, problems can be identified and corrected on-set making this an invaluable tool for amateur and professional photographers alike.
Ellie Vayo's Guide to Boudoir Photography by Ellie Vayo
English | 2009 | ISBN: 1584282533 | 126 pages | EPUB | 6 MB
The secrets of boudoir photography—such as attracting clientele, setting the right mood, shooting flawless hair and gorgeous make-up, and adding subtle sex appeal—are revealed in this illustrated guide for professional photographers. The reference provides the essential steps for adding this service, as well as case studies of numerous real-life sessions. By implementing the tasteful marketing strategies and the elegant, classy style of image-making offered in this guide, photographers will vamp up not only their studio offerings but also their sales.
Bill Hurter, "Master Posing Guide for Wedding Photographers"
ISBN: 1584282517 | 2009 | EPUB | 124 pages | 6 MB
Outlining a theory that combines the refinement of traditional posing techniques with the more organic, spontaneous techniques of photojournalism, this creative and informative resource offers poses that rely on personality and interaction. These instructions from a veteran wedding photographer provide the skills needed to recognize what makes a great pose and how to subtly direct your clients to achieve the needed balance between looking great and looking comfortable. Ultimately, this grouping of modern and traditional shots offers answers to the complications faced when attempting to pose wedding parties quickly while keeping the natural look that all wedding couples desire.
Norman Phillips, "Wedding and Portrait Photographers' Legal Handbook"
ISBN: 1584281480 | 2005 | EPUB | 155 pages | 3 MB
This guide provides insights into the legal concerns that face professional photographers. Collecting unpaid debts, securing retainers, and constructing payment terms are addressed with a focus on the difficulties that are often associated with managing a photography business. Twenty-five sample forms are provided, including model and property release forms, as well as estimates and invoices easily duplicated for use in business. Advice is also provided for copyrighting images, safely conducting a portrait session with a minor, and submitting fine art images to galleries.
The Art of Children's Portrait Photography by Tamara Lackey
English | 2008 | ISBN: 1584282401 | 125 pages | EPUB | 7 MB
Contemporary photographs that cleverly capture a child's mood or personality--whether that's a big, toothy grin or a teary tantrum--are easily created with the tips and techniques explored in this in-depth handbook. Often called "lifestyle photography," modern techniques such as tightly cropped close-ups, vignettes, wide angles, and shallow depths produce images that are markedly less stiff and more expressive than traditional portraiture. From capturing great expressions and body language to integrating meaningful locations into the shoot to further express the subject's personality, this guide thoroughly explains how photographers can develop their image-storytelling skills to develop stunning portraits. Advice on creating platinum and chocolate-hued prints, vibrant color scenes, dramatic black & whites, and utilizing unusual textures or effects is also included.
Mary Burzlaff Bostic, "2014 Photographer's Market: How to Sell Your Photography and Make a Living, 37th Edition"
ISBN: 1440329427 | 2013 | EPUB | 688 pages | 3 MB
The Successful Photographer's Secret! Thousands of successful photographers have trusted Photographer's Market as a resource for growing their businesses. This edition contains the most comprehensive and up-to-date market contacts for working photographers today: magazines, book publishers, greeting card companies, stock agencies, advertising firms, contests and more.
Understanding HDR Photography - The Expanded Guide
Ammonite Press | 2012 | ISBN: N/A | English | 192 pages | True PDF | 20 MB
High Dynamic Range (HDR) photography is the process of shooting several images of a scene at various exposures, then merging them into one file. This produces photographs that are crisp and detailed, from highlights to mid-tones to shadows, full of drama and expressiveness. Understanding HDR Photography is a comprehensive guide – written by a professional photographer in a clear and jargon-free style – to understanding the techniques of shooting and post-processing HDR images.