Advanced Studio Lighting Techniques for Digital Portrait Photographers

Overview


Portraiture tends to rely on standardized, established lighting techniques, but most photographers know that subscribing to traditional methods does not always flatter every subject. The techniques collected in this guide will heighten the senses of mystery and drama in a digital photographer's work by enhancing shape and contrast, keeping images fashionable and appealing with less reliance on natural light, and illuminating a subject's eyes without producing catchlights. In this manner, textbook lighting setups...
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Overview


Portraiture tends to rely on standardized, established lighting techniques, but most photographers know that subscribing to traditional methods does not always flatter every subject. The techniques collected in this guide will heighten the senses of mystery and drama in a digital photographer's work by enhancing shape and contrast, keeping images fashionable and appealing with less reliance on natural light, and illuminating a subject's eyes without producing catchlights. In this manner, textbook lighting setups can act as a springboard to creating personal and artistic high-quality portraits featuring new, radically-altered lighting effects. Multiple series of before-and-after photos comprehensively illustrate how to utilize these new methods to create emotion-evoking works of art that do more than simply capture the likeness of a subject
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"This practical handbook includes sample forms and contracts as well as concise, jargon-free explanations of legal concepts for the working photographer." —PC Photo on Wedding and Portrait Photographers' Legal Handbook

"This book provides ways to protect yourself and your business from crippling lawsuits." —Studio Photography & Design on Wedding and Portrait Photographers' Legal Handbook

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781584281863
  • Publisher: Amherst Media, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/28/2006
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 8.88 (w) x 10.94 (h) x 0.32 (d)

Meet the Author


Norman Phillips is the recipient of numerous fellowships and accolades for photographic achievement. He has presented nearly 200 seminars and workshops in both the United States and the United Kingdom. He is a frequent contributor to magazines and newsletters, including "Master Photographer," "Professional Image Maker, Rangefinder," and "WPPI Monthly." He is the author of "Lighting Techniques for High Key Portrait Photography," "Lighting Techniques for Low Key Portrait Photography," "Professional Posing Techniques for Wedding and Portrait Photographers, " and "Wedding and Portrait Photographers' Legal Handbook." He lives in Highland Park, Illinois.
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