Master Lighting Guide for Portrait Photographers

Author: Christopher Grey
Publisher: Amherst Media
ISBN: 9781608956890
Release Date: 2014-04-15
Genre: Photography

Light, vibrant and malleable, is the greatest tool at the disposal of portrait photographers. In this acclaimed book—with over 50,000 copies in print—Christopher Grey walks you through studio portrait lighting from start to finish. Dozens of image sequences and before/after pairings show you precisely how each change of light position and modifier affects the look of the lighting on the subject. From classic portrait lighting patterns to unexpected but powerful looks, Grey teaches you everything you need to know to control light effectively. Armed with these powerful skills, you’ll be able to create portraits that are more flattering, more marketable, and more creative.

Master Lighting Guide for Wedding Photographers

Author: Bill Hurter
Publisher: Amherst Media
ISBN: 9781608952182
Release Date: 2007-12-01
Genre: Photography

Master the demanding lighting needs for weddings of any variety with this comprehensive guide from an industry expert. All the basics are covered, including how to choose and use the right equipment, how to control light and shadow while outdoors, how to utilize ambient room light and natural light, and how to ensure the best color balance for each image. Technical tips from 40 top wedding photographers cover such specifics as producing window-light images and using such tools as scrims, umbrellas, and gobos. With the right lighting know-how, a photographer can capture with ease the candid looks and pure emotions of the wedding party.

Christopher Grey s Vintage Lighting

Author: Christopher Grey
Publisher: Amherst Media, Inc
ISBN: 1608952215
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Photography

As photography grew as an art form, so did the technology that backed it up. In particular, lighting styles changed to reflect both the advancing technology and the changing social mores of each decade. As fashion and society changed, so did photography. Moving from the 1910s to the 1960s, Christopher Grey walks readers step-by-step through several shoots designed to emulate the lighting styles of each period, providing practical guidance as well as a history of portrait photography.

Cheap Tricks

Author:
Publisher: Amherst Media
ISBN: 9781682030141
Release Date: 2016-03-21
Genre: Photography

What do a dog leash, shower curtains, and mylar gift wrap have in common? They—along with countless other surprising everyday objects—can all be used to construct implements that will help you build your arsenal of photographic tools and accessories without breaking your budget. In this book, seasoned author, lecturer, and commercial and portrait photographer Christopher Grey shows you how to construct a host of light modifiers, from diffusers to gobos to reflectors, to snoots, to cookies; repurpose multiple elements as high-style backdrops and even build some fabulous accessories—from a lens stabilizer for low-light shots (this is where that dog leash will come in handy) to light tents for small product shots. The “hacks” in this book will inspire you to get to work, and they will amp up your creativity, but there’s more. Grey shares his secrets for using your existing lighting equipment to create exquisite effects.

Christopher Grey s Lighting Techniques for Beauty and Glamour Photography

Author: Christopher Grey
Publisher: Amherst Media, Inc
ISBN: 1608952347
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Photography

Incorporating several categories of beauty photography?maternity, fitness, boudoir, Maxim style, Goth glamour, and fetish glamour?this guide describes the artistic and technical nuances of each genre while teaching posing and compositional techniques. Explaining how to choose popular lights and modifiers, the guide helps novice and professional photographers create stunning portraits with mood and personality that highlight the most desirable aspects of the subject. A series of case studies from portrait sessions and detailed diagrams for recreating the shots are also included.

Christopher Grey s Advanced Lighting Techniques

Author: Christopher Grey
Publisher: Amherst Media, Inc
ISBN: 1584289988
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Photography

Annotation Chris Grey takes readers beyond the basics of lighting and shows them the tricks professionals use to create more visually complex effects. Some of these tricks are complex strategies that rely on a sophisticated understanding of the physics of light, but more are simply inventive solutions that make it surprisingly easy to produce a very sophisticated result. Each chapter teaches one basic technique, explains the concept, demonstrates the set-up step-by-step and reveals the final results. Will appeal to both active professionals and students.

Master Posing Guide

Author: J. D. Wacker
Publisher: Amherst Media, Inc
ISBN: 1584280573
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Photography

A great pose starts with an understanding of the psychology of posing. Learn to build confidence, shift poses naturally and seamlessly and cultivate a great relationship with clients that will keep them coming back for more. This book will teach you to pose the eight sections of the body, utilize the geometry of posing and employ corrective posing techniques. This informative book covers a vast number of concerns, providing photographers with the creative and technical skills they need to master both on location and studio shots. Includes 90 full-colour photos.

Christopher Grey s Posing Composition and Cropping

Author: Christopher Grey
Publisher: Amherst Media, Inc
ISBN: 1608955087
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Photography

Christopher Grey follows up his successful books on lighting for portrait photographers with this complete guide to professional portraiture. Successful poses are shown to be achieved through a thorough understanding of the client’s personality and their objectives for the image’s use. Next, the mechanics of positioning the human body are thoroughly explained with special attention given to each part of the physical form to make it look its best. Specialized techniques for different styles of portrait (including head shots for actors, senior portraits, and editorial fashion portraits) are offered, allowing photographers to better tailor the pose. Also covered are different approaches to directing the subject, from very hands-on in which the photographer refines every aspect of the pose to a more relaxed strategy of general guidance with only occasional instruction for selective posing refinement. Using the techniques presented in this book, photographers will be able to more efficiently and effectively present their subjects in flattering ways--and in eye-catching compositions.

Master Posing Guide for Wedding Photographers

Author: Bill Hurter
Publisher: Amherst Media
ISBN: 9781584284215
Release Date: 2009-04-01
Genre: Photography

Outlining a theory that combines the refinement of traditional posing techniques with the more organic, spontaneous techniques of photojournalism, this creative and informative resource offers poses that rely on personality and interaction. These instructions from a veteran wedding photographer provide the skills needed to recognize what makes a great pose and how to subtly direct your clients to achieve the needed balance between looking great and looking comfortable. Ultimately, this grouping of modern and traditional shots offers answers to the complications faced when attempting to pose wedding parties quickly while keeping the natural look that all wedding couples desire.

Commercial Photographer s Master Lighting Guide

Author: Robert Morrissey
Publisher: Amherst Media
ISBN: 9781608956340
Release Date: 2013-08-01
Genre: Photography

From lighting glass objects to photographing models indoors and out, this handbook demonstrates how to effectively use and control light using a variety of traditional and unconventional lighting equipment. Written by award-winning photographer Robert Morrissey for both the professional and the serious amateur photographer, this guide explains the different types of light and how to work with modifiers such as panels, umbrellas, grids, and mirrors. More than 100 detailed lighting diagrams help ensure proper placement and are useful while pitching ideas to clients. Money-saving equipment and accessory alternatives are discussed along with strategies for working through obstacles during a shoot, making this manual a must-have resource for success on every project. This revised edition includes incorporates new equipment references, while adding several up-to-date case studies.

Advanced Studio Lighting Techniques for Digital Portrait Photographers

Author: Norman Phillips
Publisher: Amherst Media
ISBN: 9781608953479
Release Date: 2006-06-01
Genre: Photography

Portraiture tends to rely on standardized, established lighting techniques, but most photographers know that subscribing to traditional methods does not always flatter every subject. The techniques collected in this guide will heighten the senses of mystery and drama in a digital photographer's work by enhancing shape and contrast, keeping images fashionable and appealing with less reliance on natural light, and illuminating a subject's eyes without producing catchlights. In this manner, textbook lighting setups can act as a springboard to creating personal and artistic high-quality portraits featuring new, radically-altered lighting effects. Multiple series of before-and-after photos comprehensively illustrate how to utilize these new methods to create emotion-evoking works of art that do more than simply capture the likeness of a subject

The Digital Photographer s Guide to Light Modifiers

Author: Allison Earnest
Publisher: Amherst Media
ISBN: 9781608952229
Release Date: 2010-09-01
Genre: Photography

Focusing exclusively on light modifiers and making the most of the least equipment, this in-depth handbook is ideal for use by the beginner and advanced amateurs who wish to take their photography to the next level. Including diagrams and lighting set scenes to facilitate learning and adapting technique, step-by-step critiques of several portrait sessions, and an extensive review of a variety of light modifying toolsÑfrom barn doors and snoots to gels, umbrellas, and strip boxesÑthis invaluable textbook style book reveals the precise steps for obtaining dimension and depth for indoor and outdoor portrait sessions. This resource is a must-have for beginner photographers looking to discover a treasure trove of fresh, creative lighting inspiration, that will surely help add diversity and creative style to your photography

Professional Portrait Lighting

Author: Michelle Perkins
Publisher: Amherst Media
ISBN: 9781584284079
Release Date: 2006-08-01
Genre: Photography

Designed for professional photographers who are already well versed in the basics of lighting, this book will take their lighting to the next level, adding the flair and refinement that can turn professional images into world-class photos. Each chapter explores a different master photographer, with a thorough analysis of signature techniques, a look at the creation of his or her top images, and a discussion of past photographs that presented lighting challenges. A virtual master class, this book presents the teachings of nearly two dozen photographers for a fraction of the price of a single photography seminar.

Mastering Light

Author:
Publisher: Amherst Media
ISBN: 9781682030196
Release Date: 2017-01-01
Genre: Photography

Portrait lighting is part art, part science. There are so many tools at the photographers’ disposal—and myriad settings and setups that can be used. So, how do you master the light for consistent, predictable results, indoors and out? In this guide, award-winning photographer Curley Marshall teaches you the nuts and bolts of portrait lighting. You’ll learn to work with natural light and studio lighting sources, both as they exist and in modified forms. You’ll discover posing and lighting combinations that will help you to ensure that your subject’s face—the focal point of every portrait—appears dimensional and, where need be, slimmer. You’ll learn how to give the eyes sparkle through proper catchlight placement and how to bring out the color of the eyes. You’ll also learn the basic lighting setups heralded by portrait artists throughout time—including loop lighting, Rembrandt lighting, butterfly lighting, and more.

We re Engaged

Author: Bob Davis
Publisher: Amherst Media
ISBN: 9781608957347
Release Date: 2004-07-08
Genre: Photography

Bob and Dawn Davis have mastered all genres of photography, from weddings to children to photographing celebrities at special get-away weekends. Bob’s knowledge of posing, lighting, composition and his ability to superbly photograph with the environment in which he is immersed is evident in The Art of Engagement Photography. Bob’s beautiful photographs in this book and his explanations as to how he achieved each one will be beneficial to photographers of all levels of expertise. Do not let the title fool you, his descriptions of how he photographs engagement couples translates to executives, families and children portraits as well. He utilizes cityscapes and non-urban locations not just as backdrops, but also as a compliment to his subjects. By using diagrams and descriptions along with their powerful images, Bob and Dawn explain in simple language how they are able to pose, light and properly compose their subjects, no matter where the location. They state which lens, exposure setting, and main and fill lights settings and positioning work best for each scenario.