An Illustrated A to Z of Digital Photography: People and Portraits by Nigel Atherton, Steve Crabb
Most people buy cameras to take pictures of family and friends. Today, thanks to the affordability of lightweight digital cameras and home computers, it' s easier than ever to upgrade from simple snapshot taking to professional-quality portraiture. This thorough guide to portraits is the first in the large-format A-to-Z series to focus on a specific genre. With easy-to-follow tutorials to test and improve any photographer' s technical and creative skills, it covers everything from photographing children and making holiday portraits to fashion shots, glamour, and nudes. The format also enables the reader to use the book as a handy reference on every technique, from lighting for atmosphere to enhancing images in Photoshop and sharing them on the Web.