Without a doubt, the most common subject for the majority of photographers is other people. While photographic fundamentals such as composition, lighting, and exposure play a significant role in portrait photography, what differentiates a good portrait from a great is often creativity. Harold Davis is famous for his creativity, in fact he writes a column on creative photography for one of the most-visited digital photography sites, Photo.net. In this book, Harold will review the basic "rules" of digital photography as they are most commonly stated and then go beyond the basics to teach digital photographers when and how they can break those rules to create unique, lively, and truly stunning portraits and define their own photographic style by doing so. Illustrated with Harold's stunning portrait photography, Creative Portraits will both inform and inspire.
Harold Davis is an award-winning professional photographer. He is the author of more than 30 books, including Creative Composition: Digital Photography Tips & Techniques , Creative Black & White: Digital Photography Tips & Techniques , The Photoshop Darkroom: Creative Digital Post-Processing , and Practical Artistry: Light & Exposure for Digital Photographers . Harold writes the popular Photoblog 2.0 ,
Introduction. Window of the Soul. Kinds of Portrait Photos. Why People Sit for a Portrait. Why Photographers Make Portraits. The Psychology of Portraiture. Understanding People. Character is Destiny. Capturing Emotion. Telling the Truth About Someone. Vanity and Narcissism. Artifice and Portraiture. Creating a Self-Portrait. Day in the Life. Assignment: People. Approaching People. Model Releases. Composing Portraits. Street Photography. Environmental Portraiture. People at Work. People at Play. Working with Models. Casting Models. Propping. Clothing. Hair and Make-Up. Portrait Techniques. Posing. Jumping. Backgrounds. Positioning Your Camera. Making Camera-Eye Contact. Movement and Shutter Speed. Aperture and Depth-of-Field. Choosing the Right Lens. Lighting Techniques. Working with Light. To See the Light. Kinds of Light. Lighting at Home. Direct Flash. Studio Lighting. Kids and Family. Photographing Kids. Working with Families. Portraits of Children. Casual Kid Photographs. Environmental Portraits of Kids. Making Sure Your Kids Love Photography. Portraits in the Digital Darkroom. Workfl ow and File Formats. Mulit-RAW Processing. Saving Your Work. Fixing Flaws. Working with Skin. Enhancing Eyes. Selective Sharpening. Black and White. LAB Color Inversions. Notes and Resources. Glossary. Index.
' ...expert guide to the essential tips and tricks for taking better portrait images. It's easy to pick through at leisure.' (Digital Camera Essentials, October 2010).
John Wiley & Sons Inc (US)
Digital Photography Tips & Techniques
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Berkeley, CA, US
University of California - Davis