National Geographic Photography Field Guide: People & Portraits : Secrets to Making Great Pictures

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National Geographic Society, 2002 - Photography - 159 pages
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How do you " freeze" your child in action on the soccer field? "People & Portraits, the second in the new, information-packed "National Geographic Photography Field Guide series, supplies the answer to this question and much more as readers discover the secrets that have made National Geographic photography so well known.

"People & Portraits reveals the best angles, lighting, and lenses to capture candid photos and portraits of family, friends, and everyone else. How to evoke a subject' s true character on film, how to compose a formal family portrait--everything the reader needs to know about photographing people is in this book. Filled with easy-to-understand instructions from an accomplished National Geographic photographer, this guide will be accompanied by specialized volumes on wildlife, black and white, digital, adventure photography, and more. With the "National Geographic Photography Field Guide series, novice to professional photographers will take the best pictures of their lives.

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National Geographic photography field guide: secrets to making great pictures

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Written by two National Geographic writer/photographers, this fairly comprehensive introduction to taking photographs details basic equipment (cameras, lenses, and other gear), film, light ... Read full review

Nice beginners book

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Bought this for a beginners photography class. Photos are great terms and concepts are described in an easy to understand way. Read full review



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Robert Caputo a master photographer, cameraman, and writer, has contributed photographs to "National Geographic" and other leading magazines for more than thirty years. He has written photographic books for children and adults, including the single-volume "National Geographic Field Guide to Photography" and the landscape book in our original photography field guide series.

Billie W. Kapp, a Social Studies consultant for the Connecticut Geographic Alliance, acted as chief educational consultant for this atlas. She is a PIER Fellow at the Yale Center for International and Area Studies and the recipient of the Milken Family Foundation National Educator Award.

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