The Art of Children's Portrait Photography

The Art of Children's Portrait Photography

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by Tamara Lackey
     
 

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Contemporary photographs that cleverly capture a child's mood or personality—whether that's a big, toothy grin or a teary tantrum—are easily created with the tips and techniques explored in this in-depth handbook. Often called "lifestyle photography," modern techniques such as tightly cropped close-ups, vignettes, wide angles, and shallow depths produce

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Contemporary photographs that cleverly capture a child's mood or personality—whether that's a big, toothy grin or a teary tantrum—are easily created with the tips and techniques explored in this in-depth handbook. Often called "lifestyle photography," modern techniques such as tightly cropped close-ups, vignettes, wide angles, and shallow depths produce images that are markedly less stiff and more expressive than traditional portraiture. From capturing great expressions and body language to integrating meaningful locations into the shoot to further express the subject's personality, this guide thoroughly explains how photographers can develop their image-storytelling skills to develop stunning portraits. Advice on creating platinum and chocolate-hued prints, vibrant color scenes, dramatic black & whites, and utilizing unusual textures or effects is also included.  

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"Written in easy conversational style, any photographer can feel her pain, share in her triumphs and learn from her photography business anecdotes."  —sanfranciscobookreviews

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Written in easy conversational style, any photographer can feel her pain, share in her triumphs and learn from her photography business anecdotes.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781584282402
Publisher:
Amherst Media, Incorporated
Publication date:
11/01/2008
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
668,074
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Tamara Lackey is an award-winning photographer whose work has appeared in numerous magazines, including "Food & Wine," "Inside Weddings," "Parenting," "Premier Baby & Child," "Town & Country," and "Woman's Day." She lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

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The Art of Children's Portrait Photography 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Jesh_de_Rox More than 1 year ago
Truly, The Art of Children's Portrait Photography is nothing short of a masterpiece.

Tamara's endearing combination of charm, soul and sure ability to simplify the complex elements of children's portraiture make this book accessible and enriching to photographers of all levels.

Her touching, genuine photography speaks straight to the heart and is alone a reason to own this book, as well as being wonderfully illustrative of the concepts she so expertly details.

Those just entering the field of children's photography will find a step by step guided tour through all the key ingredients to creating meaningful, expressive imagery, while long time photographers will find themselves delighted and inspired by Tamara's insightful views on aspects of the art form that can over time become routine.

If you have fallen in love with photographing children, and want to learn from one of the most trusted and successful names in the field, you will love this book!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Truly, The Art of Children's Portrait Photography is nothing short of a masterpiece.Tamara's endearing combination of charm, soul and sure ability to simplify the complex elements of children's portraiture make this book accessible and enriching to photographers of all levels.Her touching, genuine photography speaks straight to the heart and is alone a reason to own this book, as well as being wonderfully illustrative of the concepts she so expertly details.Those just entering the field of children's photography will find a step by step guided tour through all the key ingredients to creating meaningful, expressive imagery, while long time photographers will find themselves delighted and inspired by Tamara's insightful views on aspects of the art form that can over time become routine.If you have fallen in love with photographing children, and want to learn from one of the most trusted and successful names in the field, you will love this book!
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WildThornberry More than 1 year ago
As a person starting a side business in photography, this book was exactly what I needed. The photographs are lovely and the advice is helpful.
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melissa_locklear More than 1 year ago
This book is a joy to not only read, but also just to visually soak up the images. Tamara has a gift of capturing that exact moment that every family wants to remember, from the edge of a good cry to a tender look of vulnerability to just pure joy. The writing is witty while also extremely informative, covering aspects of children's photography that have never occured to me. This book is a must-have for even amateur photographers that just want to take better photos of their children.