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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
A collection of TCL portraits and detailed explanations of how we made them. Most are accompanied by full-perspective diagrams
A series of suggestions and tips that have helped us during the many years we've spent making street portraits
Suggestions on how to prepare for portrait sessions, both big and small
Information about the many devices we use to modify, or control, light while making portraits
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