The Natural Light Portrait Book: The step-by-step techniques you need to capture amazing photographs like the pros

The Natural Light Portrait Book: The step-by-step techniques you need to capture amazing photographs like the pros

by Scott Kelby

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Overview

What would your life be like if you could shoot absolutely amazing portraits? If you could be in any natural lighting situation, indoors or out, and know that you’d be able to create an amazing image every time? If you’ve ever dreamed of making such incredible portraits that your friends and family say, “Wait a minute, this is your photo!? You took this?” then you’re in luck.


Award-winning photography book author Scott Kelby teaches you exactly how to shoot and edit gorgeous natural light portraits. Scott shares all his secrets and time-tested techniques, as he discusses everything from his essential go-to portrait gear to camera settings to the portrait photography techniques you need to create absolutely stunning images. From window light to taming harsh outdoor light, from the tools and accessories you need to capture beautiful portraits in any lighting condition, Scott has got you covered.


Among many other topics, you’ll learn:



    • The secrets to getting super-sharp portraits every time without breaking a sweat.

    • Exactly which camera settings work best for natural light portraits (and which ones you should avoid).

    • How to create separation with a silky smooth, out-of-focus background no matter which lens you have.

    • How to tame even the harshest light and turn it to your advantage to create soft, beautiful, wrapping light.

    • Which lenses will get you the best results and why.

    • What gear you need, which accessories work best, and a ton of killer tips that will help you create better images and make the entire experience that much more fun.

It’s all here, including an entire chapter on post-processing and retouching, and another with detailed portrait recipes, and best of all, it’s just one topic per page, so you’ll get straight to the info you need fast. There’s never been a natural light portrait photography book like it!



TABLE OF CONTENTS



Chapter 1: Portrait Lenses

Chapter 2: Camera Settings

Chapter 3: Window Light Portraits

Chapter 4: Shooting Outside

Chapter 5: Shooting in Direct Light

Chapter 6: Composition

Chapter 7: Posing

Chapter 8: Post-Processing

Chapter 9: Portrait Recipes

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781681984247
Publisher: Rocky Nook
Publication date: 12/17/2019
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 552,731
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Scott Kelby is the world’s number 1 best-selling author of photography technique books, as well as Editor and Publisher of the highly acclaimed Photoshop User magazine. He is co-host of the influential weekly photography talk show The Grid and he teaches digital photography workshops and seminars around the world. Scott is an award-winning author of over 60 books, including How Do I Do That in Lightroom?, How Do I Do That in Photoshop?, The Lightroom Book for Digital Photographers, The Digital Photography Book series, Professional Portrait Retouching Techniques for Photographers, and Light It, Shoot It, Retouch It. For more on Scott, visit his fantastic blog at scottkelby.com.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Portrait Lenses

Chapter 2: Camera Settings

Chapter 3: Window Light Portraits

Chapter 4: Shooting Outside

Chapter 5: Shooting in Direct Light

Chapter 6: Composition

Chapter 7: Posing

Chapter 8: Post-Processing

Chapter 9: Portrait Recipes

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