The Photographer's Assistant

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Skyhorse Publishing, Inc., Feb 21, 2012 - Photography - 256 pages
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This one-of-a-kind resource introduces aspiring photographers to the art and skill of assisting top-notch pros-an incomparable way to learn the field and launch one's own promising career in photography. Revised and expanded to include the latest information on multimedia and Internet, this reliable guide offers technical tips on camera equipment, lighting, surface preparation, studio and location shoots—all from the perspective of what the assistant must know.
 

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Contents

Acknowledgments
THE ASSISTANT AND THE PHOTOGRAPHIC
THE 35MM SINGLE LENS REFLEX CAMERA
Assisting Skills Expanding Your Repertoire Resources Getting
Defining Your Market Contacting Prospective ClientsCallReport
YOUR FIRST DAY ON THE
POLAROID INSTANT FILM
Why UsePolaroid Instant Film? General Characteristics The Assistants Responsibilities 35mm SLR and MediumFormat Instant Film Backs Polaroidf...
General Scanning Procedures Tips for Adjustingand Working with
WORKINGWITH LIGHT Qualitiesof Light LightModifyingDevices Summary of Responsibilities Relatedto LightModifying Devices Light Meters
SURFACE PREPARATION
THE PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDIO
GETTING
PHOTOGRAPHER MeA Salesman? AssistingSaves theDay Try Something Different
Photo Industry and You Where I Am in the Year 2001
Index

ARTIFICIAL LIGHTING
SCANNING FILM AND USING DIGITAL FILES

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About the author (2012)

Kieffer is a photographer specializing in location work in the open spaces of the American West. He heads his own stock photo business.

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