A Comprehensive Guide to Digital Glamour Photography

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Illustrated with photographs of beautiful models from around the globe, this stylish, sophisticated guide shows digital camera owners how to create the glamourous look seen in the world's top magazines. The story of each photo is told in three parts: "Shoot" provides technical and creative information on how the image was captured;" Enhance" explains how the photographer used the computer to set a mood, eliminate distortion, adjust color, erase blemishes, or simulate an exotic location; and" Enjoy "discusses the ...

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Overview

Illustrated with photographs of beautiful models from around the globe, this stylish, sophisticated guide shows digital camera owners how to create the glamourous look seen in the world's top magazines. The story of each photo is told in three parts: "Shoot" provides technical and creative information on how the image was captured;" Enhance" explains how the photographer used the computer to set a mood, eliminate distortion, adjust color, erase blemishes, or simulate an exotic location; and" Enjoy "discusses the hardware and software used to achieve perfect reproduction, on paper or on the Internet.

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Meet the Author

Duncan Evans is a book author, photographer, and freelance journalist. He is a member of the Royal Photographic Society, currently with a licentiateship distinction (LRPS). He lives in the Shetland Islands, UK.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 6
How to get the most from this book 8
Getting started 1
Choosing the right camera 12
Lenses and lighting 14
Shooting in the studio 2
Studio flash 18
Lighting ratios 20
Clever lighting techniques 22
Home studies 24
Felicia restrained 26
Small spaces 28
Using colour 30
On location 3
Urban decay 34
Bikini shots 36
By the sea 38
Restaurants 40
Contrasting backgrounds 42
Exotic locations 44
Old kitchen 46
Fields and woods 48
Against the light 50
The great outdoors 52
When darkness falls 4
Using sunsets 56
Pool at twilight 58
Shadow effects 60
In search of shadows 62
Balancing exposures 64
Filtering for effect 5
Using reflectors 68
Soft focus 70
Poseidon's muse 72
Early morning light 74
Hard light 76
Dreamy effects 78
Matching make-up 80
Artistic effects 82
Cold with white balance 84
Colouring and toning 6
Duotones and tritones 88
Adjusting hue 90
Reduced colours 92
Monochrome magic 94
Hand colouring 96
Amazing compositions 7
Shoot the moon 100
Great backgrounds 102
Harem - slave of the fall 104
Theatre of passion 106
Hand nude 108
Cleaner, thinner, more curves! 8
Cleaning up 112
Digital dieting 114
Layer upon layer 116
Tweaking expressions 118
Light and shadow 120
Digital printing and output 9
Resolution and interpolation 124
Inkjet printing 126
Commercial printing 128
Email and web 130
Appendix 10
Glossary 134
Contacts 140
Acknowledgements 144
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