Beyond Portraiture Creative People Photography

ISBN-10: 0817453911
ISBN-13: 9780817453916
Edition: 2006
Authors: Bryan Peterson
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Description: Great portraits go beyond a mere record of a face. They reveal one of the millions of intimate human moments that make up a life. In Beyond Portraiture, renowned photographer Bryan Peterson shows how to spot those "ah-ha!" moments and capture them  More...

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List price: $25.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony
Publication date: 9/1/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 8.00" wide x 11.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.650
Language: English

Great portraits go beyond a mere record of a face. They reveal one of the millions of intimate human moments that make up a life. In Beyond Portraiture, renowned photographer Bryan Peterson shows how to spot those "ah-ha!" moments and capture them forever. A teary child...old people laughing together...a smiling girl with big, big hair. Everyone remembers pictures like these, usually taken by a mother, a father, a friend holding a camera, forever preserving small yet revealing vignettes of our personal histories. But we always relied on pure luck and chance to catch those moments. Peterson's approach explains what makes a photo memorable, how to spot the universal themes that everyone can identify with, and how to use lighting, setting, and exposure to reveal the wonder and the joy of everyday moments. Beyond Portraiture provides a creative, informal, fresh approach to portraiture, making it easy to create indelible memories with light and shadow.

Introduction
Understanding People
Psychology 101
Approaching People
Observing People
People and Their Environment
People and Their Clothing
Working With People
Choosing the Right People
Breaking through the Shyness Barrier
Posed vs. Candid
Photographing People in Foreign Lands
People as Themes
People at Work
People at Play
Children
Hiring "Models"
Light
The Importance of Light
Frontlight
Sidelight
Backlight
Dappled Light and Diffused Light
Composing Powerful Portraits
What Is Composition?
Fill the Frame
The Vertical Format
The Rule of Thirds
Point of View
Working Your Subject
Scale
Backgrounds
Movement and Shutter Speed
Choosing the Right Aperture
Lens Choice
Photo-Editing Techniques
No One's Perfect
What Wrinkles?
Tweaking Color
Major Color Changes
Mixing Color with Black and White
"Painting" Different Colors
Adding Drama
High-Tech Cutting and Pasting
Sandwiching Images
Adding Atmosphere
Selective Atmosphere
Cropping and Resizing
Sharpening
Selling Your Photos as Stock
Workflow
Index

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