In The Portrait, 2nd Edition: Understanding Portrait Photography from Rocky Nook, photography educators Glenn Rand and Tim Meyer have collaborated to create a thorough and balanced textbook on the modern techniques and practices of portrait photography. Designed for professionals, students, and avid amateurs wishing to advance their skills in this discipline, Glenn and Tim begin by discussing lessons from the masters and the history of photographic portraiture. They then build on this foundation and cover the technical and aesthetic components of producing outstanding portraits. Extensive illustrations illuminate the concepts throughout the text, and the works of outstanding photographers serve as examples of how to apply the lessons outlined in the book. Additionally, this second edition offers new illustrations and photographic examples and features an expanded discussion about posing. If you're looking to better understand portrait photography and take your photographic skills to the next level, this book is intended for you.