Focus On Photographing People: Focus on the Fundamentals (Focus On Series) (The Focus On Series)

By Haje Jan Kamps

Taking reliable images of individuals is a mixture of many elements: what's the top mild for the topic? How should still they stand? What aperture in case you use for max influence? This easy-to-follow, hugely visible advisor to portraiture explains the technical and aesthetic concerns of making nice photos. step by step guide, suggestions from an skilled expert photographer, venture assignments, and lovely images make studying find out how to take reliable photographs of individuals speedy and simple. geared toward newbies or amateurs toting a DSLR and short of tips about the way to make their humans images quite shine, this publication deals the fundamentals on composition, lighting fixtures, posing, road images, and post-production recommendations in a enjoyable and conversational manner.

  • Highly visible consultant to the most well-liked topic: people
  • Tip containers, summaries and assignments make studying the suggestions easier
  • Not only a photograph strategy book--advice on posing, backgrounds and lights to make photos stand out

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