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On-Camera Flash - Techniques for Digital Wedding and Portrait Photography

On-Camera Flash – Techniques for Digital Wedding and Portrait Photography is a detailed and easy to follow book that covers two very popular areas of photography. Neil van Niekerk has tried to make the book as easy to follow as possible, without using the technical jargon that can confuse newcomers to the subject. We are taken through some essential concepts of on camera flash, and a little guidance on equipment, before looking at exposure metering in your photos. Examples of what the sa...

Master Posing Guide For Portrait Photographers

The Master Posing Guide for Portrait Photographers covers everything the portrait photographer needs to know. JD Wacker begins by re-iterating the importance of letting the subject’s personality shine through in portrait photography, as the shots should reveal something about them. He then goes on to tell us some dos and don’ts of portrait photography, right from the start of beginning research, all the way through to after the shoot and post production. Wacker’s experience shines throug...

75 Portraits: Lighting and Posing Techniques for Portrait Photographers

75 Portraits: Lighting and Posing Techniques for Portrait Photographers is a handy book for anyone who needs inspiration in their portrait shots. Each double page spread is about a different posing concept. These range from the classic James Dean style posing, right through to more out there poses such as Tropical Eden. There are a whole load of different poses, ranging from those for kids involving costumes and lollipops, to those more grown up and sophisticated, such as moody black and whi...

Photographing Models: 1,000 Poses

Photographing Models: 1,000 Poses is the ultimate guide to posing your models. The first part of the book explains how to shoot models effectively, from how to set up your lighting to suing an exposure that will flatter the shot. The technical know how section also covers using the correct angles to get a provocative shot, and also how to creatively crop your images to make them look stunning. Also covered is how to make you shoots look like editorial and advertisement shots, and how to ...

500 Poses For Photographing Children

500 poses for Photographing Children is a must read for any studio or portrait photographer that photographs children for a living. A visual source book, it contains little technical information, but is simply a book packed full of poses that will suit children well. From toddlers to teenagers, this book covers all the age ranges, making sure that there is useful information for photographers taking pictures of any age of child. There is a posing fundamentals section at the back, so even...

Creative Portrait Photography: Innovative digital portraiture to reveal the inner subject

This latest offering from Natalie Dybisz, a.k.a Miss Aniela, is as different and quirky as you would expect. Creative Portrait Photography is just that. Miss Aniela is definitely no stranger to the creative, and in this book, the aim is to “reveal the inner subject”. Miss Aniela uses herself as the model in a lot of the shots, and many are extremely brave and adventurous. Her work has a surreal beauty that not many can achieve. Her floating illusions in particular are enjoyable. In terms...

Envisioning Family: A Photographer's Guide to Making Meaningful Portraits of the Modern Family (Voices That Matter)

This book is bursting with so much knowledge that every photographer, from beginner level up to those who've taken this sort of imagery before, will find useful. As well as looking at the obvious topics such as camera equipment, lighting, setting up a shoot etc. Tamara begins by looking at what a family means/is and shares her experiences too. Some, like myself, may find this a slightly odd way to begin a photography title but I'm sure they'll be others out there who enjoy reading this backg...

Sketching Light – An Illustrated Tour Of The Possibilities Of Flash

This book is all about flash and how you can use it to create stunning portraits that really do stand out from the crowd. It's less of a lesson and more about going on a journey with Joe through the various shots he's taken. Yes, he uses technical jargon that beginners may not understand but this sits along side jokes and a conversation style that's so enjoyable to read you soon forget your learning how to improve your photography. All the photos are inspirational and the diagrams that...

Jack Robinson On Show

This book takes a look at the brief but influential photographic career of Jack Robinson. Essentially, this book is a picture book displaying his fashion and portraiture collection that were often seen in The New York Times Magazine or Vogue. Many famous faces from the New York circuit between 1958 - 1972, feature in this book but it also has brief sections on Jack's technique, archive and career. Jack Nicholson, Elton John and Tina Turner are just a few of the A-Lister's that are captured in...

One Light Flash

This book aims to show how, with just one flash, you can produce amazing portraits where no two are the same. It starts by covering equipment, which is always a good place to start, especially for beginners, before moving on to more technique based tips. The equipment, obviously, covers flashes but cameras, bags and smaller items such as gaffer tape are also discussed – it doesn't seem to miss anything off its list. The basic lighting and camera control sections are excellent with large ...