Photographing People

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Collins & Brown, 2000 - Photography - 160 pages
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The unforgettable face of a laughing child. Groups of friends, gathered for a good time. A loved one, glowing with happiness on a special occasion. In most instances, when photographers pull out their cameras, people--their moods, expressions, activities--will be the focus of the shot. Bring grace, motion, and spontaneity to your portrait photography with the help of a world-famous expert. By combining solid technical skills with a creative, inspirational approach to capturing people in all kinds of situations, John Hedgecoe reveals the secrets of conveying your subject's personality. Take candid shots that really work; use studio lighting and flash to create fantasy, glamour, and drama; make the most of locations; frame the face and go close up; and add liveliness with props. Develop your own style--and build a portfolio! Over 300 of the author's award-winning photographs help show you the way. 160 pages (all in color), 6 3/4 x 10 3/8.

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These four "how-to" books pretty much cover the gamut in landscape photography and portraiture. Each is intended as an introductory manual for amateurs working primarily in the 35mm format. Hope's two ... Read full review

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