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Wiley Publications Book: Photographing Children Photo Workshop, 2nd ed.

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Wiley Publications Book: Photographing Children Photo Workshop, 2nd ed.


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  • Author: Ginny Felch

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Photographing Children Photo Workshop, 2nd ed. from Wiley Publications and written by Ginny Felch is a book that teaches you everything you need to know about photographing children.

Family photography continues to be a major field of professional digital photography, while amateur moms are the fastest growing segment of digital camera owners. No matter your level of expertise, you'll benefit from the advice featured in this new edition. Updated with new photos and revised text to cover the latest technologies, this book offers critical assistance with photographing children in portrait or candid situations, natural environments or structured interiors, and any variety of lighting. You'll find practical techniques as well as artistic guidance to capture a photo that radiates the innocence and magic of childhood.

• Offers a strong understanding of photography's fundamentals and explains how they are crucial to capturing memorable images of children
• Covers all the latest equipment and technology including mobile phones and HD video, and details how to capture fantastic images no matter the medium
• Instructs you on how to effectively photograph children in a variety of situations, lighting, environments, weather, etc.
• Shares insider advice on how to take frame-worthy photos of children that emanate the magic of childhood

Table of Contents:

CHAPTER 1 The Art of Photographing Children
Advice for the Aspiring Professional
Be Inspired
Resources for Inspiration
The Importance of Play

CHAPTER 2 The Look of a Photograph
You Don't Need to Know Everything
Going Beyond Automatic: Exposure Basics
Shutter Speed and Freezing Motion
Using Program Modes
What Do You Want?

CHAPTER 3 Seeing the Light
Learning to See Light
Available Light
The Sweet Light: Dawn and Twilight
Using Reflections and Shadows
Photographing in Fog or with Overcast Skies
Finding Contouring Light
Using Soft Window Light
Knowing When to Compromise

CHAPTER 4 Manipulating the Light
Indirect Light
Direct Light
Direct Sun
To Use Flash or Not to Use Flash
Direction of Light
Light Modifiers
Color Temperature or White Balance
Basic Studio Lighting

CHAPTER 5 Composing Photographs
From a Snapshot to a Fine Portrait
Focus on Feeling
Keeping It Simple
Framing the Image
Parents as Props
The Rule of Thirds
Using Lines
Breaking the Rules

CHAPTER 6 What's Your Style?
Classic and Romantic
Lifestyle Photography
Preparing Parents for Their Child's Portrait
Portrait Planning

CHAPTER 7 Evoking Expression and Emotion
Observing Emotions and Moods
Involving Your Subjects with Nature
Studying Body Language, Gestures, and Movement
Telling a Story with Your Photographs
The Psychology of Photographing Children

CHAPTER 8 Ages, Stages, and Groups
School-age Children
Tweens and Teens
Grouping Families

CHAPTER 9 Equipment for the Children's Photographer
Considering a Camera Upgrade
Using Interchangeable Lenses
Looking Inside Your Camera Bag

CHAPTER 10 Post-production and Presentation
Establishing Your Workflow
Getting Started with Image Editing
Image-editing Workflow
Basic Retouching
Changing Colors for Impact
Cropping Tips
Presentation Gallery

CHAPTER 11 Advanced Post-production and Artistic Creativity
Choosing a Photograph to Enhance
Enhancing a Photograph with Texture in PSE
Color Pop in PSE by Mary Schannen
Black-and-white Action in PSE by Shana Rae
Brightening and Balancing Skin Tones in PSE by Annie Manning
Sunflare Lightroom Workflow by Nichole Van
Photoshop and Lightroom Possibilities by Ginny Felch




About the Authors:
Ginny Felch fell in love with photography as a child in the '50s, when her father presented her with a Brownie camera. Trained as a wedding photographer, Ginny soon realized that her love of children was her greatest artistic inspiration. Her work has been shown in numerous galleries.

Author Ginny Felch
Pages 304
Edition 2nd
Date Published August 2011
Publisher Wiley Publications
ISBN Number ISBN-13: 9781118024539
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