Taking pictures of friends and family is lots of fun but sometimes the results aren't entirely satisfying or just don't seem flattering. Here, Hurter demonstrates how to take people pictures to the next level, crafting images that look much more polished and professional - photos that can truly be called portraits and not just snapshots. With these quick, two-page lessons illustrated by simple images from the pros, anyone can learn how to avoid common problems with posing, lighting and background selection.
Gather photography information as much as you can. To begin with your career in photography at the right path, you need to gather more information about it first. Gathering information would provide you guidance on the right steps that you need to take. Researching can be done through the internet, talking to professional photographers, as well as reading some books about the subject. Purchase the digital camera that you want. Even if you are still at the starting point of your photography career, it is best to purchase the type of digital camera that you really want. You should purchase something that can provide you with the kind of pictures that you want. By using a camera that provides quality photos, you would become more motivated in taking more pictures with it, even if you are still trying to learn about it.
The Art of Black & White Brought into the Digital Age
Author: John Beardsworth
Pubpsher: Hachette UK
A comprehensive look at black & white photography by one of today's leading experts on digital-editing software and black & white conversion techniques. John Beardsworth explores the most powerful software for converting your color shots into stunning, high-quality black-and-white photos, with detailed explanations of how each tool works and why to try it out on your own images. His streamlined methods will optimise your workflow and inspire your photography. In addition to providing an abundance of step-by-step instructions with brilliant imagery, Beardsworth also teaches the aesthetic value of black and white, and how to visualise the creative potential of each shot. With its fun and approachable tips-based structure, this book will motivate you to experiment with impressive effects and innovative tools, ensuring that you make full use of the B&W software at your disposal.
Lighting and Posing Techniques to Make Everyone Look Their Best
Author: Bill Israelson
Pubpsher: Amherst Media
Most photographers love photographing people—but they will also readily admit that there are a lot of challenges to making great portraits. In this book, professional portrait photographer Bill Israelson explores the skills that lie at the heart of a successful approach to portrait photography. First, he helps you set your overall objectives for the image and your depiction of the subject, which will determine the equipment you’ll need. Then, he lays out a simple six-step process designed to help you achieve your objectives(from location selection through lighting and posing) and create a great-looking portrait of any subject in any situation. Delving further into the process, he presents individual chapters dedicated to meeting the unique challenges of creating portraits outdoors, in the studio, and at indoor locations. Concluding with tips for editing your images, Israelson charts a simple course to more appealing, more flattering portraits!
Are you one of the 100 million people in the USA that own either a dog or a cat? If you flip through your digital camera - what do you see pictures of the most? Your kids...and your pets! If you have ever wondered how to take pictures of an all black animal or how to get your pup to sit still during a family holiday picture, this book is for you. With love only a pet owner can have and humor that only animals can bring to us, this author shows how to take pictures that celebrate the furry creatures in our lives. Packed with techniques including lighting and postproduction and even info on getting those pictures up online, you'll be taking pictures of your pets that you'll be proud of.
From yearbook advertisements, postcard mailings, and promotions to website development and digital graduation announcements, every corner of the teen and senior portrait market is covered in this book of advice. Featuring the artistry of top senior portrait experts, this book showcases the blending of posing techniques with creative compositional and design methods in order to capture each subject’s full personality. Advice on posing, communication and expression during sessions, studio lighting, outdoor lighting, working with different client personalities, pricing, and proofing is provided.
Money 101 The One Class You Can't Afford to Cut! You are working hard and trying to save some money, but at the end of the day, there never seems to be enough to go around. Money 101 is a crash course on financial basics from one of Canada's most trusted personal finance columnists. Ellen Roseman offers easy-to-understand advice on a wide range of topics, including tips on spending less and saving more, managing a budget, negotiating mortgages and car leases, getting the insurance you need, investing, saving for children's education and your own retirement, and much more. Money 101 helps you master personal finance without pain, whether you're a novice or experienced. Your own personal tutor, it'll teach you to get better control of your money so you'll have more to save and invest. Portrait Photography by Joseph Marranca. Used by Permission.
This attractive boxed set includes: The Digital Photography Book, Part 1, 2nd Edition (ISBN 0321934946), The Digital Photography Book, Part 2, 2nd Edition (ISBN 0321948548), The Digital Photography Book, Part 3 (ISBN 0321617657), The Digital Photography Book, Part 4 (ISBN 0321773020), and The Digital Photography Book, Part 5 (0133856887). Scott Kelby, the man who changed the "digital darkroom" forever, shows which buttons to push, which settings to use, when to use them, and hundreds of the most closely guarded photographic "tricks of the trade" to get budding photographers shooting dramatically better-looking, sharper, more colorful, more professional-looking photos with their digital camera every time they press the shutter button. Scott tackles the most important side of digital photography–how to take pro-quality shots using the same tricks today's top digital pros use (and it's easier than you'd think). Each chapter is packed with plain English tips on using flash, shooting close-up photography, travel photography, shooting people, and even how to build a studio from scratch, where he demystifies the process so anyone can start taking pro-quality portraits today! Plus, he's got full chapters on his most requested topics, including loads of tips for landscape photographers, wedding photographers, and sports photographers. Chapter after chapter, page after page, Scott shares all the pros' secrets for making your photos look more professional, no matter what you're shooting. This bundle has a value of US $125.