Tim Meyer/Glenn Rand The Portrait, 2nd Edition: Understanding Portrait Photography

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Tim Meyer/Glenn Rand The Portrait, 2nd Edition: Understanding Portrait Photography
Key Features
  • Authors: Glenn Rand & Tim Meyer
  • Softcover, 200 Pages
  • Published December 2014
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.
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Tim Meyer/Glenn Rand 9781937538576 Overview

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.

Topics

  • Quality of light and the portrait
  • Ambient, continuous, and strobe light sources
  • Understanding light modifiers and enhancers
  • Mastering lighting ratios
  • Importance and selection of backgrounds
  • Extensive coverage of lighting setups
  • Understanding light meters and metering in portraiture
  • Lighting patterns on the human face
  • Facial analysis
  • Composition in portraiture
  • Posing for various types of portraits
  • Eliciting appropriate expression
  • The fine art portrait
  • Portraiture for the masses

Tim Meyer/Glenn Rand 9781937538576 Specs

Type of MediaBook
AuthorGlenn Rand
Tim Meyer
PublisherRocky Nook
Publication DateDecember, 2014
ISBN-139781937538576
Number of Pages200
Cover TypeSoft
Dimensions8.0 x 10.0" / 20.3 x 25.4 cm
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