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  • ISBN: 161628952X
  • ISBN: 9781616289522
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations (chiefly color) ... Read More
  • Edition: Paperback/Flexi edition.
  • Publisher: San Francisco, CA : Weldon Owen, [2015]

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"200+ tips & techniques for shooting perfect photos of people"--Cover.
Includes index.
Subject: Portrait photography.
Photography > Digital techniques.

  • Baker & Taylor
    Presents a comprehensive collection of tips and techniques to help both beginners and experienced photographers master portraits, explaining how to flatter subjects with poses and angles, light them correctly, and retouch photos in post-production.
  • Simon and Schuster
    For beginners looking to master the portrait or lifelong photographers looking to try a new twist on the classic genre, this is your photo book. The Complete Portrait Manual provides over 200 tips techniques to help you successfully capture the portrait you want.

    The editors of Popular Photography pooled all their knowledge from their 70+ years of experience to bring you the most comprehensive guide to portraits on the market: The Complete Portrait Manual. Whether you're after snapshots of loved ones laughing, impressive studio headshots, fun yet tasteful selfies on your smartphone, or lightning-fast captures of athletes doing the thing they love, this guide will help you produce the perfect portrait.

    In chapters on how to flatter your subjects with poses and angles, light them just right, and retouch your photos in post-production, you'll learn how to:

    Get to Know Your Subjects                                                 Pick Props that Show Personality
    Snap a Nice Seflie                                                              Craft Environmental Portraits
    Hide Flaws with Clever Angles                                           Take Candid Street Shots
    Pick Poses that Flatter                                                        Zoom In on Telling Details
    Shoot Truly Joyful Holiday Portraits                                    Freeze a Subject's Fleeting Reflection
    Set Up Avedon Lighting                                                      Know Your Light Sources
    Flatter with a Ring Light                                                      Mimic Film Noir Shadows
    Slow a Spinning Ballerina with Long Exposure                  Combine Natural and Studio Light
    Select Light Modifiers                                                         Capture Musicians with Limited Lighting
    Make Nostalgic Portraits with Film                                     Understand Retouching Tools
    Go Classic with Black and White Conversion                    Craft Whimsical Composites
    Repair Old Photos of Loved Ones                                     Minimize Lines and Skin Flaws
    Whiten Teeth and Eyes                                                      Make Cautious Use of the Liquify Tool
    Brighten Exposure for Breezier Snapshots

    For amateur photographers, there is no better resource. With high-quality design, intricate detail, and a durable, wipe-clean flexicover with metallic corner-guards'this manual is the perfect gift!

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