Digital Portrait Photography and Lighting: Take Memorable Shots Every Time by Catherine JamiesonDigital Portrait Photography and Lighting: Take Memorable Shots Every Time by Catherine Jamieson

Digital Portrait Photography and Lighting: Take Memorable Shots Every Time

byCatherine Jamieson, Sean McCormick

Paperback | July 31, 2006

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Portraits preserve people

Since the earliest portraits were scratched onto cave walls, we've developed increasingly sophisticated tools for capturing human likenesses. Yet the motivation has changed little -- to freeze a human image as an art form, a means of communication, a piece of personal history. Whether formalized with elaborate settings and lighting or snapped at the beach to hold forever the pure joy in a child's face, portraits preserve people. Today's digital technology offers flexibility, economy, and almost limitless tools for perfecting your images, and these experts help you use it.
* Discover the skills you need to move from serious amateur to professional photographer
* Learn how a snapshot differs from a casual portrait
* Identify what you want your portrait to communicate
* Investigate lighting equipment and how to use it in different scenarios
* Use natural or mixed light to create unique effects
* Explore composition, posing, and handling challenges
* Handle props, backgrounds, color, location shooting, and studio shots
* Work with groups, children, and pets
* Perfect image-editing methods and final-touch processes that produce high-quality, professional images
* Find resources that can help you in setting up your own portrait business
Catherine Jamieson operates a small commercial and portrait photography business, keeps just ahead of two college-aged children and a pair of whacky cats, publishes one of the Internet’s most popular personal photography sites (, is the founder and publisher of the community photography site Utata (www.utata.o...
Title:Digital Portrait Photography and Lighting: Take Memorable Shots Every TimeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 9.08 × 8.05 × 0.85 inPublished:July 31, 2006Publisher:WileyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0471781282

ISBN - 13:9780471781288

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Table of Contents



Part I: Understanding Digital Portrait Photography.

Chapter 1: Exploring Portrait Photography.

Chapter 2: The Tools of the Trade.

Chapter 3: Lighting Primer.

Part II: Posing and Composing.

Chapter 4: Composing a Portrait.

Chapter 5: Posing Techniques.

Chapter 6: The Director’s Chair.

Part III: Into Action: Creating Portraits.

Chapter 7: Outdoor Portraiture.

Chapter 8: Interior Existing Light Portraiture.

Chapter 9: Studio Portraiture.

Part IV: Post-Production and Presentation.

Chapter 10: The Digital Darkroom.

Chapter 11: Basic Image Editing.

Chapter 12: Finishing Touches.

Appendix A: References and Resources.

Appendix B: Going Into Business.