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Flash Photography

Flash Photography is a detailed book that covers studio and location techniques for digital photographers. Covered in detail is using various different flash methods, and making sure that you have all the avenues for flash covered. The book begins by talking us through the importance of lighting in our photos. How you use flash can greatly effect the outcome of your photo, and author Barry Staver talks us through clearly how different types of lighting and flash can affect your image. ...

High Impact Portrait Photography

This book, written and illustrated by ex model and studio owner Lori Brystan, has many good examples of portrait photography with a difference. Its laid out in the usual Amherst Media Style Full page pic on one side and technique on the other making it quick to locate a style and read how it was created. Lori shares her ideas about posing and working with the models who could be babies, children or adults. Theres fashion, family, glamour and social examples with some superb tips that any portrai...

High School Senior Portrait Photography

High School Senior Portrait Photography is quite a specific book all about photographing teens in Senior school. Author Ellie Vayo has been in the business for years, and has focused on senior school photography for most of that time, making her the ideal guide for this subject. The book begins with business basics, getting your name known and spreading the message about your work. Ellie explains that volunteering your skills is important as a starting point. The book next looks at marke...

Just Available Light: Techniques For Digital Photographers

Just Available Light: Techniques for Digital Photographers is all about getting the best out of your photos using just the available light around you. Rod and Robin Deutschmann believe that passion and creativity are the key to capturing great images with natural light, and promote the use of manual settings, to put you firmly in control of all the settings. The book begins by looking at what available light is, and how the direction, colour, and whether it's hard or soft light will affe...

LED Lighting

LED Lighting is a modern, sleek book, much like the lighting technique it teaches us about. LED lighting is very much an up and coming technique that is becoming more and more popular. These lights are much more versatile than other older lighting types, as this book shows us. With LED, the user can change the warmth of the light, making them useful for a lot more things than ordinary lighting. They are quiet, have no flicker and provide a continuous light source. Kirk Tuck first goe...

Legal Photography

If you are pursuing a career in legal photography or are wanting some insider tips on what the job involves, then this book may come in especially useful. Legal Photography boasts being a complete reference for documenting scenes, situations and evidence for civil cases. Based in the USA, there may be some differences in the procedure aspect of things to here in the UK but a lot of the tips are still valid. The book begins by covering the role of the legal photographer and looking at equ...

Lighting Design For Commercial Portrait Photography

Lighting Design For Commercial Portrait Photography looks at the lighting needed in different situations to achieve great photos. Tools you'll need for the shoot are looked at, as well as elements of producing a commercial shoot including makeup, wardrobe and models. The next chapter looks at beauty lighting, including coming up wih a concept and planning, using a beauty dish, mola plus background light, and refining the background light. Sideways clamshell lighting, traditional clam...

Lighting For Product Photography

Lighting for Product Photography is a step by step guide into the world of sculpting with light for product shots. Images of products can make all the difference between whether a potential buyer will choose them or not, so the book explains how to take stunning images of products that fit what the client asks for. Author Allison Earnest explains that a lot of the techniques used are similar to those of shooting portraits, however that certain materials will have characteristics that need...

Location Lighting Handbook for Portrait Photographers

The Location Lighting Handbook for Portrait Photographers claims to enable you to take outstanding images anywhere. An introduction tells us that successful location lighting is all about being flexible and being able to adapt to any situation that is thrown in the way of your image. Sometimes lighting is ideal on location, but most of the time it is not. The first chapter looks at the basics of light terminology; hard and soft light, contrast, and the direction of light, and what differ...

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...