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John Child has refreshed and updated his inspirational studio photography guide to cover all the latest techniques. Now beautifully illustrated in full colour, featuring brand new student and author work, Studio Photography: Essential Skills guides you through the techniques you need to create successful studio images.

Through a clearly structured learning approach, you will stimulate and express your creative ideas using a wide variety of activities and assignments. With a strong commercial orientation, the emphasis is highly practical and focuses on technique, communication and design within the genres of still life, advertising illustration, portraiture and fashion.

This successful guide is an essential tool for those working in a controlled environment where the image output is to film or digital file. You are encouraged to experiment, whether you have expensive equipment or are using natural light sources - either way, you will see how it is possible to achieve acceptable results and develop your skills.

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: 9780240516684
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 1/28/2001
  • Series: Essential Skills Photography Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 200
  • Product dimensions: 7.46 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 0.51 (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 1
Introduction to teachers 2
Introduction to students 3
Research and resources 4
Visual Diary 5
Record Book 6
Presentation 7
History 8
Advancements in technology 9
Current commercial practice 10
Methodology 11
Genres 13
Introduction 14
Advertising illustration 15
Still life 16
Portraiture 17
Commercial portraiture 18
Fashion 19
Fashion since 1950 20
Communication and Design 23
Introduction 24
Context 25
Format 26
Content 27
Balance 28
Composition 29
Point of view 30
Line 31
Depth 33
Perspective 34
Art Direction 37
Introduction 38
Layouts 39
Framing the image 40
The Studio 45
Introduction 46
Health and safety 47
Equipment 48
Camera 49
Lenses 50
Light sources 52
Equipment detail 53
Organisation 55
Light 59
Introduction 60
Artificial light 61
Characteristics of light 63
Exposure 73
Introduction 74
Aperture and time 75
Light meter 77
Using the light meter 78
Lighting ratios 80
Interpreting the meter reading 82
Exposure compensation 84
Digital exposure 86
Image Capture 93
Introduction 94
Choosing a capture medium 95
Limitations 96
Latitude 97
Push and pull 98
Cross processing 99
Image preview 100
Digital capture 101
Creative Controls 103
Introduction 104
Focus 105
Depth of field 106
Selective focus 108
Preview 109
Duration of exposure 110
Creative exposure compensation 111
Perspective 112
Using Light 115
Introduction 116
Working with studio lights 117
Flash 118
Tungsten 120
Diffusion 122
Reflection 123
Filtration 124
Mixed light sources 125
Illusion of movement 126
Lighting Still Life 129
Introduction 130
Assignment 1 'Box' 132
Assignment 2 'Ball' 134
Assignment 3 'Texture' 136
Assignment 4 'Flowers' 138
Assignment 5 'Metal' 140
Assignment 6 'Desk' 142
Assignment 7 'Rust' 144
Assignment 8 'Black and White' 146
Assignment 9 'Cutlery' 148
Lighting People 151
Introduction 152
Assignment 1 'High key' 154
Assignment 2 'Low key' 156
Assignment 3 'Mid key' 158
Pose 160
Lighting On Location 163
On location 164
Interior location 166
Assignments 171
Introduction 172
Revision Exercises 177
Glossary 189
Resources 199
Index 201
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