Focal Press Book: Faces: Photography and the art of Portraiture by Steven Biver, Paul Fuqua

Focal Press Book: Faces: Photography and the art of Portraiture by Steven Biver, Paul Fuqua

Focal Press Book: Faces: Photography and the art of Portraiture by Steven Biver, Paul Fuqua

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  • 1Description

Faces: Photography and the art of Portraiture - A portrait is not just a simple image. It's a study of the person and what that person represents - it creates a mood - conveys a thought - a moment - a feeling.

This book examines the art of portraiture by using examples (along with lighting schematics) and showing how all factors - lighting, posing and composition all go together to create a successful image. In addition, there is a collection of portraits by famous photographers that will help you understand just want goes into a successful portrait.

About the author: Steven Biver, Commercial photographer, former clients include Adobe, Mobil, Newsweek, Black and Decker. He lives in Falls Church, VA.

Paul Fuqua, Professional Editorial writer and photographer. He lives in Arlington, VA.

The Opening Gallery

A collection of twelve portraits by six of the most admired contemporary masters of portraiture


And whom do we appreciate

Introduction to Book

Opening thoughts about portrait making


And whom do we appreciate, once again -- but differently

How To Use this Book

The importance of picking your way through the portraits in this book the same way you would through a bowl of delicious fruit

Making Portraits

A collection of TCL portraits and detailed explanations of how we made them. Most are accompanied by full-perspective diagrams

Street Shooting

A series of suggestions and tips that have helped us during the many years we've spent making street portraits

Getting Ready

Suggestions on how to prepare for portrait sessions, both big and small

Modifying Light

Information about the many devices we use to modify, or control, light while making portraits

And Finally

Some parting words on what the "art and craft" of portraiture means to us

Appendix - Some Tools and Techniques

A look at four tips and techniques that we have found helpful - compositing, black and white conversions, reading histograms and working with lighting ratios
Table of Contents
  • 1Description
Type of Media Book
Author Steven Biver and Paul Fuqua
Publisher Focal Press
Publication Date January, 2010
Edition 1st Edition
13-Digit ISBN 9780240811680
Number of Pages 195
Binding Type Paperback
Illustrated Yes
Dimensions Not Specified By Manufacturer
Packaging Info
Package Weight 1.5 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 10.9 x 8.5 x 0.5"

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