Aspiring photographers are spared the rigors and tribulations of trial and error in solving lighting problems with the immense knowledge shared in this guide. Included is comprehensive coverage of the tools top portrait photographers use, the lighting styles they favor, and the problem-solving techniques they employ to ensure perfectly lit portraits. Techniques covered include dragging the shutter to produce a balanced exposure, warming the light for a softer portrait with a more accessible mood, and metering a subject with confidence for the perfect exposure every time. Filled with practical, up-to-date instruction, photographers will be able to make every portrait session a successful one.
Author Biography: Don Blair has worked in the portrait industry for more than 50 years and was named the Photographer of the Year by Professional Photographers of America. He is the author of Body Parts and Lighting and The Portrait. He lives in Murray, Utah. Peter Skinner is a contributing editor to Petersen's PhotoGraphic and Rangefinder magazines. He lives in Anacortes, Washington.