Studio Photography: Essential Skills by John Child

Studio Photography: Essential Skills

byJohn ChildEditorJohn Child

Paperback | August 18, 2008

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Studio photography is a common career path for aspiring photographers and students but the professional and commercial nature of the field makes it a challenging area to break into.

Whilst other introductory books on the subject are often bogged down with too much technical detail or too many 'show-off' shots,Studio Photography: Essential Skillsoffers a practical and accessible guide to the fundamental techniques for successful studio photography. Whether photographing a person or a product, you need control over the light, mood and look to arrive at the perfect result for a particular assignment. This book takes a commercial and creative approach and considers the important elements of lighting, exposure, capture, art direction and the studio setting to ensure a successful shoot.

With a clearly structured learning approach and a wide variety of activities and assignments to inspire and engage you, this is an informative, stimulating guide to the basics. Broaden your skills and increase your earning potential withStudio Photography: Essential Skills!

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John Child lectures in photography at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia - the leading photography course in the southern hemisphere. He has worked for many years as a professional photographer, with clients including Ford, Singapore Airlines, American Express and British Airways.John Child lectures in photography a...
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Title:Studio Photography: Essential SkillsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 9.6 × 7.4 × 0.6 inPublished:August 18, 2008Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0240520963

ISBN - 13:9780240520964

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Table of Contents

Introduction; Characteristics of Light; Exposure and Light Meters; Contrast and Compensation; Sensitivity and Image Capture; Filters; On Location; The Zone System; The Studio; Lighting Techniques; Creative Techniques; Assignments; Glossary