Photographing People Like a Pro: A Guide to Digital Portrait Photography

Photographing People Like a Pro: A Guide to Digital Portrait Photography

By: Rod Edwards (author)Paperback

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This book offers a colourful, comprehensive and easily accessible look at the approaches, equipment and simple techniques needed to achieve the very best digital shots of people. Rod Edwards' stunning colour and black and white photography is accompanied by clear, informative text on how he created the shots and the equipment he used. With his friendly, easy-to-follow advice, Rod Edwards demonstrates that professional looking results can be achieved with just basic equipment and without spending a small fortune on gear. With an emphasis on using natural lighting and an affordable digital camera, the book will help budding and keen amateur photographers create truly professional looking results with minimum financial outlay. Photographing People Like A Pro also features a unique Photoshop techniques section, in which the top ten digital manipulation effects are presented in a step-by-step format, using screen-grabs and helpful tips to demonstrate how any photographer can add professional touches to their portraits after they have been taken.

About Author

Rod Edwards is an acclaimed, international award winning, professional photographer who works in the publishing, advertising, design and corporate areas of the photographic industry. His vast experience includes private portrait sittings with HM The Queen Elizabeth and The Duke Of Edinburgh for their Golden Jubilee Guide, as well as many large corporate and commercial clients in the UK and around the world. He has written for magazines including Digital Photographer, Practical Photography, Photography Monthly, Professional Photographer and Canon Eos Magazine and he is a respected member of the Association of Photographers in London. He lives in East Anglia, UK.


Introduction - What makes a good photograph?; Equipment - Cameras, Lenses, Lighting, Computers; 1. DESIGNING THE IMAGE - Framing, Blurring, Zooming, Angles, Perspective, Colour, Location, Scale, Focus, Composition, Creativity; 2. WORKING WITH LIGHT - Soft Light, Hard Light, Studio Lights, Shoot Contrajour, Daylight, Reflectors, Ringflash, Creating a Home Studio, Triflectors, Low Light, Silhouettes; 3. PHOTOGRAPHING PEOPLE - Models, Children, Family Moments, Local Characters, Props, Environmental Portraits, Action Shots, Candid Moments, Creating a Bond Between Subjects; 4. TOP TEN PHOTOSHOP TECHNIQUES - Blemishes, Wrinkles, Red-eye, Eyes & Teeth, Dodge & Burn, Soft Focus, Digital Diet, Toning Black and White, Vignettes, Cross Processing; Index.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780715328248
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 144
  • ID: 9780715328248
  • weight: 562
  • ISBN10: 0715328247

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