Photographing Children Photo Workshop [NOOK Book]

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Capture and Preserve the Memories of Childhood

This book is not about photographic technology, although it provides what you need to know. Rather, it is about inspiration — identifying and trusting your own vision for your photographs; honing your perspective, your sense of timing, your personal interpretations. Here's where you'll learn to put aside any fear of the technology and concentrate on seeing and capturing those perfect moments that ...

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Photographing Children Photo Workshop

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Overview

Capture and Preserve the Memories of Childhood

This book is not about photographic technology, although it provides what you need to know. Rather, it is about inspiration — identifying and trusting your own vision for your photographs; honing your perspective, your sense of timing, your personal interpretations. Here's where you'll learn to put aside any fear of the technology and concentrate on seeing and capturing those perfect moments that preserve the uniqueness of every child.

  • Seek out your own inner child and let that guide your interaction with your subjects

  • Learn to find and develop your own personal style

  • See how to change the mood by changing the light

  • Know how to compose photos effectively without compromising spontaneity

  • When editing your images, focus on your vision

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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal

A former editor of the magazines Peterson's Photographic, Outdoor & Travel Photography, and Studio Photography, Bidner (The Kodak Most Basic Book of Digital Printing) here offers a winning volume on portraiture for novice photographers. She begins with a few simple rules, e.g., "Photograph people at their own eye level," "Turn the camera 90 degrees and shoot vertical," and "Choose simple, uncomplicated backgrounds," then advises breaking these rules by shooting up or down at people, creating intentional distortions, and tilting the camera at unusual angles. Bidner's chapter on photo fundamentals is one of the best available for those new to digital cameras.

Photographers Felch and Jones provide a more detailed examination of portraiture. Though the book focuses on photographing children from infants to teens (the authors' specialty), the pedagogy is of such depth and clarity that the volume can inspire the portraiture of any age group. In-depth chapters cover light manipulation, the historic styles of portrait photography, composition, equipment, and postproduction work. These two volumes are highly recommended, the first for novices, the second for intermediate photographers. Libraries serving advanced photographers should add Lou Jacobs's Professional Children's Portrait Photography: Techniques and Images from Master Photographer s.
—Daniel Lombardo

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118132661
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 7/5/2011
  • Series: Photo Workshop , #17
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 1,087,864
  • File size: 113 MB
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Meet the Author

Ginny Felch fell in love with photography as a child in the '50s, when her father presented her with a Brownie camera. Trained as a wedding photographer, Ginny soon realized that her love of children was her greatest artistic inspiration. Her work has been shown in numerous galleries.
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Table of Contents

Introduction.

CHAPTER 1 The Art of Photographing Children.

Advice for the Aspiring Professional.

Be Inspired.

Resources for Inspiration.

The Importance of Play.

CHAPTER 2 The Look of a Photograph.

You Don't Need to Know Everything.

Going Beyond Automatic: Exposure Basics.

Shutter Speed and Freezing Motion.

Aperture.

ISO.

Using Program Modes.

What Do You Want?

CHAPTER 3 Seeing the Light.

Learning to See Light.

Available Light.

The Sweet Light: Dawn and Twilight.

Using Reflections and Shadows.

Photographing in Fog or with Overcast Skies.

Finding Contouring Light.

Using Soft Window Light.

Knowing When to Compromise.

CHAPTER 4 Manipulating the Light.

Indirect Light.

Direct Light.

Direct Sun.

To Use Flash or Not to Use Flash.

Direction of Light.

Light Modifiers.

Color Temperature or White Balance.

Basic Studio Lighting.

CHAPTER 5 Composing Photographs.

From a Snapshot to a Fine Portrait.

Focus on Feeling.

Keeping It Simple.

Framing the Image.

Parents as Props.

The Rule of Thirds.

Using Lines.

Breaking the Rules.

CHAPTER 6 What's Your Style?

Classic and Romantic.

Contemporary.

Lifestyle Photography.

Preparing Parents for Their Child’s Portrait.

Portrait Planning.

CHAPTER 7 Evoking Expression and Emotion.

Observing Emotions and Moods.

Visualization.

Involving Your Subjects with Nature.

Studying Body Language, Gestures, and Movement.

Telling a Story with Your Photographs.

The Psychology of Photographing Children.

CHAPTER 8 Ages, Stages, and Groups.

Newborns.

Babies.

Toddlers.

Preschoolers.

School-age Children.

Tweens and Teens.

Grouping Families.

CHAPTER 9 Equipment for the Children’s Photographer.

Considering a Camera Upgrade.

Using Interchangeable Lenses.

Looking Inside Your Camera Bag.

CHAPTER 10 Post-production and Presentation.

Establishing Your Workflow.

Getting Started with Image Editing.

Image-editing Workflow.

Basic Retouching.

Changing Colors for Impact.

Cropping Tips.

Presentation Gallery.

CHAPTER 11 Advanced Post-production and Artistic Creativity.

Choosing a Photograph to Enhance.

Enhancing a Photograph with Texture in PSE.

Color Pop in PSE by Mary Schannen.

Black-and-white Action in PSE by Shana Rae.

Brightening and Balancing Skin Tones in PSE by Annie Manning.

Sunflare Lightroom Workflow by Nichole Van.

Photoshop and Lightroom Possibilities by Ginny Felch.

Resources.

Glossary.

Index.

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