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Studio Photography: Essential Skills / Edition 3
     

Studio Photography: Essential Skills / Edition 3

by John Child
 

ISBN-10: 0240519795

ISBN-13: 9780240519791

Pub. Date: 06/28/2005

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780240519791
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/28/2005
Series:
Photography Essential Skills Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
214
Product dimensions:
7.68(w) x 9.66(h) x 0.48(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction1
Introduction to teachers2
Introduction to students3
Research and resources4
Visual Diary5
Record Book6
Presentation7
History8
Advancements in technology9
Current commercial practice10
Methodology11
Genres13
Introduction14
Advertising illustration15
Still life16
Portraiture17
Commercial portraiture18
Fashion19
Fashion since 195020
Communication and Design23
Introduction24
Context25
Format26
Content27
Balance28
Composition29
Point of view30
Line31
Depth33
Perspective34
Art Direction37
Introduction38
Layouts39
Framing the image40
The Studio45
Introduction46
Health and safety47
Equipment48
Camera49
Lenses50
Light sources52
Equipment detail53
Organisation55
Light59
Introduction60
Artificial light61
Characteristics of light63
Exposure73
Introduction74
Aperture and time75
Light meter77
Using the light meter78
Lighting ratios80
Interpreting the meter reading82
Exposure compensation84
Digital exposure86
Image Capture93
Introduction94
Choosing a capture medium95
Limitations96
Latitude97
Push and pull98
Cross processing99
Image preview100
Digital capture101
Creative Controls103
Introduction104
Focus105
Depth of field106
Selective focus108
Preview109
Duration of exposure110
Creative exposure compensation111
Perspective112
Using Light115
Introduction116
Working with studio lights117
Flash118
Tungsten120
Diffusion122
Reflection123
Filtration124
Mixed light sources125
Illusion of movement126
Lighting Still Life129
Introduction130
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 People151
Introduction152
Assignment 1'High key'154
Assignment 2'Low key'156
Assignment 3'Mid key'158
Pose160
Lighting On Location163
On location164
Interior location166
Assignments171
Introduction172
Revision Exercises177
Glossary189
Resources199
Index201

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