Digital Portrait Photography: Art, Business and Style
Most amateurs dream of taking professional-quality portraits; Steve Sint can show them how. After shooting over a million portraits, he has a wealth of knowledge to share, on everything from the basics of good composition to the fine details of advanced lighting techniques. Sint simply delivers a complete course in digital portrait photography: he discusses set-ups and backdrops; the most flattering ways to pose both individuals and groups; tips on making the sessions fun and comfortable for everyone; and insider info on using electronic flash, both indoors and out.
For those hoping to go pro, an entire chapter offers all the nuts and bolts information needed to turn your passion into a career!
chapter one portrait psychology
the types of light
similar but different
chapter four BAVBUCed lighting 8
specialty lights applications and accessories
the portable photographer
chapter ten the business side of portraiturei92
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