Photography Resources - Portrait Techniques and Ideas


Professional Portrait Photography
Professional Portrait Photography
By examining the work of 10 of today's top portrait photographers and supplementing the images with interviews, this book offers insight into the working habits, equipment selection, and business strategies of those at the top of their game. In-depth and engaging, the guide also reveals creative inspiration and technical insight it reviews 15 to 20 of each artist's most highly acclaimed images, thereby providing an understanding of the full range of portrait styles that make up the body of modern portraiture. With the hard-won advice, strategies for success, and markedly different work included in this book, photographers will quickly learn how to evoke and capture timeless expressions, modulate lighting, create stunning compositions, and more.

Publisher:
Amherst Media
Product ID: AMI9781584282297
Grade(s): 9 - 12, Staff
Level(s): High School, Staff Room
ISBN: 9781584284093
ISBN (Physical Book): 9781584282297
Whiteboard Compatible: Yes (Level 1)

Monte Zucker's Portrait Photography Handbook
Monte Zucker's Portrait Photography Handbook
Master of portraiture Monte Zucker presents page after page of essential photographic lessons to enable photographers to achieve and exceed their financial and artistic goals. Providing instructions on how to conduct a well-crafted client consultation, readers will learn which angles of the face to photograph, how to pose the body, where to place the camera, and the proper positioning of lighting equipment in order to cultivate an emotional connection with clients to produce an ideal image. Chapters with expert advice on digital imaging cleanup and finishing techniques, clothing and makeup selection, and location and studio backdrop options to reinforce portrait concepts are also included.

Publisher:
Amherst Media
Product ID: AMI9781584282136
Grade(s): 9 - 12, Staff
Level(s): High School, Staff Room
ISBN: 9781608951772
ISBN (Physical Book): 9781584282136
Whiteboard Compatible: Yes (Level 1)

Studio Portrait Photography of Children and Babies
Studio Portrait Photography of Children and Babies
From learning how to set up the perfect light for infants to understanding posing techniques for adorable images, this guide to shooting children's portraits is an indispensable resource for photographers. Thorough sections on dealing with infants and working with toddlers and preschoolers include month-by-month and year-by-year developmental guides that ensure comfort and cooperation to help create unique, personalized images. An overview of equipment and a discussion of the essential tools for a shoot pairs with advice on presenting portraits, working with difficult parents, and securing referrals to make this an all-in-one resource for portrait photographers.

Publisher:
Amherst Media
Product ID: AMI9781584282129
Grade(s): 9 - 12, Staff
Level(s): High School, Staff Room
ISBN: 9781584285410
ISBN (Physical Book): 9781584282129
Whiteboard Compatible: Yes (Level 1)

Portrait Photographer's Handbook
Portrait Photographer's Handbook
Combining time-tested practices with contemporary methods, this guidebook details the fine art of capturing formal and casual posed images. With advice and guidance from the finest and most decorated portrait and wedding photographers in the country, this instructional discusses subjects such as lighting in the studio and on location, improving improvisational shooting techniques, and how to retouch images in the post-production process to create truly flawless looks. A chapter addressing the common problems in taking portraitures - from working with subjects with glasses to subjects that vary in size, facial features, and skin tone - is also included.

Publisher:
Amherst Media
Product ID: AMI9781584282075
Grade(s): 9 - 12, Staff
Level(s): High School, Staff Room
ISBN: 9781584285205
ISBN (Physical Book): 9781584282075
Whiteboard Compatible: Yes (Level 1)

Professional Children's Portrait Photography
Professional Children's Portrait Photography
Blending advice with example images, this guidebook marshals the wisdom and experience of 15 seasoned professionals to present a comprehensive resource on one of the most challenging subfields in the portrait-photography genre. Chapters feature the varied approaches and practices of each photographer while covering topics such as helping children warm up to the camera, choosing clothes for subjects to wear, and how to deal with kids who simply will not cooperate. Each professional also discusses the business techniques that have helped make his or her studio successful - including tips for pricing, hiring assistants, and effective marketing strategies to reach a target audience.

Publisher:
Amherst Media
Product ID: AMI9781584282051
Grade(s): 9 - 12, Staff
Level(s): High School, Staff Room
ISBN: 9781584284994
ISBN (Physical Book): 9781584282051
Whiteboard Compatible: Yes (Level 1)

Children's Portrait Photography Handbook
Children's Portrait Photography Handbook
Packed with practical techniques that both inform and inspire, this professional guidebook to photographing babies, small children, and teenagers presents new strategies to maximize client cooperation and ensure smooth sessions. The entire child-based photographic process is addressed, including proper equipment selection, physical and behavioral controls for young subjects, working with black-and-white exposures, assessing raw versus JPEG modes, and evaluating digital exposures by determining over- and underexposure metering. Chapters devoted to mastering studio lighting - from direct and diffused lighting tactics to employing the use of umbrellas and softboxes - as well as working in sunlight and twilight environments is also featured.

Publisher:
Amherst Media
Product ID: AMI9781584282037
Grade(s): 9 - 12, Staff
Level(s): High School, Staff Room
ISBN: 9781584285489
ISBN (Physical Book): 9781584282037
Whiteboard Compatible: Yes (Level 1)

The Best of Family Portrait Photography
The Best of Family Portrait Photography
Artwork from 30 of the industry's top photographers is used to highlight both clear-cut shooting strategies and colorful, cutting-edge approaches to family portraiture in this handbook intended for idea gathering and inspiration. Advice on focal length, perspective, and maximizing the potential of digital equipment highlights the technical aspects of family portraiture while group posing strategies demonstrate how best to flatter each subject and convey a sense of family unity. A lengthy discussion of lighting - the backbone of portraiture - and the manipulation of shadows and highlights instructs photographers on how to create mood and interest in a variety of lighting scenarios, both indoors and out.

Publisher:
Amherst Media
Product ID: AMI9781584281726
Grade(s): 9 - 12, Staff
Level(s): High School, Staff Room
ISBN: 9781584283263
ISBN (Physical Book): 9781584281726
Whiteboard Compatible: Yes (Level 1)

How to Start and Operate a Digital Portrait Photography Studio
How to Start and Operate a Digital Portrait Photography Studio
Twenty successful studio owners offer their expertise to aspiring professional photographers in this guide to operating a digital portrait studio. Every element of a thriving studio is covered, from choosing a location and determining a budget to selecting computer equipment and streamlining the digital work flow. Details on selecting backgrounds, sets, and props that set a studio apart and advice on lighting patterns, posing, and clothing selection help photographers ensure that they produce client-pleasing images and return customers. Customer service tips on creating comfortable waiting and viewing areas are included to help photographers set up an attractive space to better profit from their artistic skills.

Publisher:
Amherst Media
Product ID: AMI9781584281719
Grade(s): 9 - 12, Staff
Level(s): High School, Staff Room
ISBN: 9781608951208
ISBN (Physical Book): 9781584281719
Whiteboard Compatible: Yes (Level 1)

Group Portrait Photography Handbook
Group Portrait Photography Handbook
Photographers of human subjects will appreciate the advice in this guide for capturing groups on film. From basics such as posing and composition to technical aspects of focusing and lighting, this handbook addresses concerns for both amateur and professional photographers. Indoor and outdoor settings are discussed, as are tips for working with subjects to capture a variety of emotions and personalities. This latest edition has been freshened with 180 new images and an expanded section on digital technology, including information on white balance, resolution issues, and digital proofing.

Publisher:
Amherst Media
Product ID: AMI9781584281597
Grade(s): 9 - 12, Staff
Level(s): High School, Staff Room
ISBN: 9781608950874
ISBN (Physical Book): 9781584281597
Whiteboard Compatible: Yes (Level 1)

Classic Portrait Photography
Classic Portrait Photography
From a master photographer who has photographed other famous photographers, Joint Chiefs of Staff for the armed services, and nobility in the United Kingdom, this book provides a behind-the-scenes look at the work of one of the most acclaimed portrait photographers ever. Photographers follow McIntosh's footsteps, uncovering surprising settings, exotic clients, and masterful technique. They learn to create environmental images in challenging locations, modify light to its best effect, and compose and pose clients. With the pairing of instructional text and more than 100 portraits that span McIntosh's career, this book offers a definitive look at the style, strategies, and artistic contributions of this master photographer.

Publisher:
Amherst Media
Product ID: AMI9781584281320
Grade(s): 9 - 12, Staff
Level(s): High School, Staff Room
ISBN: 9781584285540
ISBN (Physical Book): 9781584281320
Whiteboard Compatible: Yes (Level 1)

The Best of Teen and Senior Portrait Photography
The Best of Teen and Senior Portrait Photography
From yearbook advertisements, postcard mailings, and promotions to web site development and digital graduation announcements, every corner of the teen and senior portrait market is covered in this book of advice from the experts. The artistry of top senior portrait experts, including Fuzzy Duenkel, Jeff Smith, Ellie Vayo, Richard Pahl, Ralph Romaguera, and Deborah Lynn Ferro, reveals the artistic, photographic, and marketing techniques that have propelled them to the top of their field. Advice on posing, communication and expression during sessions, studio lighting, outdoor lighting, working with different client personalities, pricing, and proofing is provided.

Publisher:
Amherst Media
Product ID: AMI9781584281115
Grade(s): 9 - 12, Staff
Level(s): High School, Staff Room
ISBN: 9781584283386
ISBN (Physical Book): 9781584281115
Whiteboard Compatible: Yes (Level 1)

The Art and Business of High School Senior Portrait Photography
The Art and Business of High School Senior Portrait Photography
From bringing in new clients to delivering the final proofs, this book covers all aspects of the highly competitive business of high school portrait photography. Studio owners will learn how to create interest in their product by drawing clients to their studio through appropriate advertising that both targets teenagers and appeals to their parents. Ideas for postcards, CD-ROM business cards, T-shirts, and other materials to help boost a studio's visibility are detailed. Photographers will learn how to create an attractive environment in their studio - what styles and types of images should be on display, and how to discuss make-or-break issues such as pricing. Technical advice is also provided on indoor studio- and window-lighting setups, outdoor photography, lighting, sets, exposure, and more.

Publisher:
Amherst Media
Product ID: AMI9781584280798
Grade(s): 9 - 12, Staff
Level(s): High School, Staff Room
ISBN: 9781584282754
ISBN (Physical Book): 9781584280798
Whiteboard Compatible: Yes (Level 1)

Jeff Smith's Guide to Head and Shoulders Portraits
Jeff Smith's Guide to Head and Shoulders Portraits
With detailed, informative instructions for capturing personable and memorable yearbook photos, actor and model portfolios, and business, bridal, and children's portraits, this exhaustive reference covers what photographers need to know to be successful. Emphasizing that the client is always the center of the photograph, this resource illustrates how to evaluate the customer to determine which features to downplay and which to accent. Tips for creating the perfect image through posing and lighting, handling the post-shot conference, and previewing and retouching the images are supplied, as well as guidance for the technical and emotional challenges of shooting a portrait. Packed with step-by-step images, no-nonsense techniques, and practical advice, this is a must-have book for professional and advanced amateur photographers.

Publisher:
Amherst Media
Product ID: AMI9781584282563
Grade(s): 9 - 12, Staff
Level(s): High School, Staff Room
ISBN: 9781608951567
ISBN (Physical Book): 9781584282563
Whiteboard Compatible: Yes (Level 1)

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