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Overview

Studio photography is a common career path for aspiring photographers and students but the professional and commercial nature of the field makes it a challenging area to break into.

Whilst other introductory books on the subject are often bogged down with too much technical detail or too many ‘show-off’ shots, Studio Photography: Essential Skills offers a practical and accessible guide to the fundamental techniques for successful studio photography. Whether photographing a person or a product, you need control over the light, mood and look to arrive at the perfect result for a particular assignment. This book takes a commercial and creative approach and considers the important elements of lighting, exposure, capture, art direction and the studio setting to ensure a successful shoot.

With a clearly structured learning approach and a wide variety of activities and assignments to inspire and engage you, this is an informative, stimulating guide to the basics. Broaden your skills and increase your earning potential with Studio Photography: Essential Skills!

• Learn the basics of studio photography to get up and running fast in this commercial field
• Activities and assignments help you to develop the creative thinking and vision needed for successful studio assignments
• Ideal whether you are an aspiring amateur or a student looking to kick-start your career in this lucrative line of work

Audience: Photography students on the following courses: A-level, FE (eg. City & Guilds), 1st year undergraduate and online/distance learning programmes.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Through a clearly structured learning approach you will stimulate and express creative ideas using a wide variety of activities...This successful guide is an essential tool for those working in a controlled environment." - Rangefinder Magazine

"A must for any photographer, whether an absolute beginner or one in advanced mode...a real gem for the person who would rather stay in a warm studio than track about a windswept moor looking for the perfect landscape." - Amateur Photographer

Praise for previous editions:

'The book gradually introduces the reader to increasingly sophisticated arrangements, with each chapter adding a new layer of technical skill... this is a very useful and practical book.'
Amateur Photographer

'....students of photography should find the well-laid-out theoretical information, practical advice, revision exercises and detailed assignments a useful resource to guide them through their course. The structured format means you can dip into any chapter for a quick re-cap....'
Professional Printer

'Ideal as set books for the new 2000 syllabus AS/A Level course.'
Photography A Level teacher on Studio Photography and Location Photography
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780240520964
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 8/4/2008
  • Series: Photography Essential Skills Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 1,236,962
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

John Child lectures in photography at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia - the leading photography course in the southern hemisphere. He has worked for many years as a professional photographer, with clients including Ford, Singapore Airlines, American Express and British Airways.

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Table of Contents

Introduction; Characteristics of Light; Exposure and Light Meters; Contrast and Compensation; Sensitivity and Image Capture; Filters; On Location; The Zone System; The Studio; Lighting Techniques; Creative Techniques; Assignments; Glossary

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