Aspiring photographers are always looking for that edge, that fresh point of view to add drama to their images. Photographer Joey L. found his vision early, drawing critical acclaim as a brilliant commercial photographer with a distinctive technical expertise for lighting. In Photographing Shadow and Light, Joey lifts the curtain on his dramatic, creatively fearless approach to portraiture, sharing his personal philosophy and a behind-the-scenes look at 15 striking photo sessions—from personal projects shot in Africa, India, and Brooklyn to commercial shoots for 50 Cent, the Jonas Brothers, and Project Runway All Stars. Joey provides readers with a step-by-step description of how he visualized each shoot, formed meaningful connections with his subjects, and “built” his signature dramatic lighting effects—one light at a time. Featuring more than 85 stunning portraits, detailed lighting diagrams, and a foreword from industry icon David Hobby (aka Strobist), Photographing Shadow and Light shares the creative process behind one of today’s most exciting photography talents, providing serious amateurs and professionals a fresh perspective on creating compelling, professional quality portraits. “Joey Lawrence is . . . the future of photography. Get used to it.” —David Hobby (Strobist) Get inside the images of commercial and fine art portrait photographer Joey L. with this behind-the-lens guide to his fearless approach, creative vision, and signature lighting techniques. Also available as an ebook From the Trade Paperback edition.
Yousuf Karsh is acknowledged to be the twentieth century's leading portrait photographer. His iconic images of Bogart, Hemingway, Churchill, the Kennedys, Auden, Castro, Einstein, the Clintons, Khrushchev, Casals, and Elizabeth II inhabit the mind's eye of anyone familiar with photographic history. A refugee from the ethnic cleansing of Turkish Armenians in 1916, Karsh made his home in Boston and Ottawa but travelled the globe during his sixty-year career, photographing political leaders, celebrities, monarchs, and movie stars. He died in 2002, aged 94. He left a legacy of 50,000 portraits. This is the first biography, written with help from his family and colleagues and based on the Karsh archive in Ottawa. Its publication marks Karsh's centenary in 2008, when retrospective exhibitions are scheduled in a number of locations in North America, including the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Art Institute of Chicago, Boston Public Library, and Rhode Island School of Design. The book reproduces sixty of Karsh’s most celebrated portraits, and reveals the technique behind the camera and the brilliant mastery of the photographer.
Learn how light can breathe new life into your photos Do you take too many snapshots and not enough “wow” shots? If so, you may be spending more time thinking about your subjects than thinking about the light. In The BetterPhoto Guide to Light, veteran photography instructors Jim Miotke and Kerry Drager help amateur shooters of all levels master this basic ingredient of compelling photography. You’ll learn how to identify the best light, fix common lighting problems, and, most important, take stunning photos with whatever light you have. Full of image examples, hands-on assignments, and proven techniques, this book will show you how to expand your vision and take your photography to the next level.
Author: Jennifer George
Publisher: Amherst Media
Release Date: 2013-07-01
Packed full of useful tips, techniques, and information for both the hobbyist and the professional photographer, this book is an invaluable resource for developing the craft of child photography. Beginning with how to handle children as subjects, it discusses such topics as interacting with children, how to avoid tantrums, letting personality dictate the photo session, and how to capture expressions that parents want. It then explores what good light is, how to find it, how to use it, and how to pose a child in it, as well as exposure, posing, and design fundamentals. Each subject is covered from beginner to advanced level in child photography, so parents and professionals alike will find helpful information. From traditional portraits to lifestyle ones, this book covers all the necessary knowledge for capture stunning images of children.
Author: LaNola Stone
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Release Date: 2012-11-12
Children are one of the most intriguing yet difficult subjects to photograph. Whether you are a proud parent who wants to capture the fleeting moments of childhood or a professional photographer working with paying clients, Photographing Childhood: The Image and the Memory will give you the know-how and the inspiration that you are looking for to create the perfect image. Rich with emotion and creativity, this guide delivers tips from a master photographer who has contributed to Child Magazine, Pottery Barn, Martha Stewart Omnimedia, and many others. Learn how to take photos that are technically and compositionally sound; pictures that are so gorgeous they'll fill up your walls, refrigerator, and your family's (or clients') email in-boxes for years to come. This book goes way beyond photography basics. There are countless important events and stages to document in a child's life; learn the secrets to making sure you don't miss a single photo opportunity. Be inspired by amazing shots from several historical and contemporary photographers. Working with children can be particularly tricky, and this book shows you what pitfalls to avoid to prevent tantrums (your own or your subjects!). Before you know it you'll have a collection of great shots that you'll want to share for personal or professional purposes. You will not find a more engaging, expressive, or nostalgic guide to taking photos of what you love most: children. Featured Historical Photographers: Southworth and Hawes Julia Margaret Cameron Gertrude Käsebier Lewis Hine Edward Steichen Jacques Henri Lartigue Heneri Cartier-Bresson Featured Contemporary Photographers: Sebastião Salgado, Brazil Emmet Gowin, USA Joyce Tenneson, USA Melissa Anne Pinney, USA Robin Schwartz, USA Takashi Homma, Japan Rania Matar, Lebanon Achim Lippoth, Germany Anders Hald, Denmark Cuny Janssen, The Netherlands
Author: Michael Freeman
Publisher: The Ilex Press Ltd
Release Date: 2004
Photographing People, one of the first titles in Michael Freeman's new series, The Digital Photography Expert, is the indispensable guide to portraits that every avid digital photographer must have. Learn the techniques and all the technological advances available to take your digital portraits to a higher, more professional level from one of the world's leading photography authors.
Bird photography is one of the most challenging genres of photography, and can test even modern high-specification cameras to their limits. This practical book guides you through both how to understand your camera and how to develop your own style and approach. With technical, practical and creative insights throughout, it also emphasizes the importance of fieldcraft and understanding your subject. The book advises on cameras and equipment, explains the importance of light and composition, encourages experimentation and a creative approach, suggests project ideas and locations and demonstrates post-capture processing. This practical book helps you master the challenges of photographing birds and to capture their beauty, flight and behaviour and will be of great interest to bird photographers, bird enthusiasts, artists and ornithologists. Beautifully illustrated with 160 stunning colour images.
Author: Oscar Asensio
Release Date: 2018-04-30
Photographing Barcelonais the essential book for photography-loving readers who are eager to discover the best tricks and techniques for photographing the city of Barcelona with professional results. Use of light and shadow, lighting at different times of the day, framing, and locations are described in detail in order to capture the most photogenic corners of the city and its architecture. The book features both places of interest for visitors and secret spots intended to be discovered by Barcelona's residents themselves.With images taken at different times of day and advice from a professional photographer, photography enthusiasts will find in this book a reliable guide of where to go and what time to capture the best memories."
In this comprehensive book, Cooney touches on each facet of being a successful newborn portrait photographer. She begins by outlining the foundation of her business model and provides insight for the reader to establish something similar for their business. Defining your target market and ideal customer profile are essential to guiding your business in the right direction. Cooney focuses her business, and this book, on what she calls a ‘boutique’ brand. These are pricier photo shoots and packages, which require more time and care. Working with clients at this level often creates a lasting relationship and hopefully, repeat business. This is where the branding of your business is so important. Not only can it deliver regular clients, but can also inspire important word-of-mouth references. Emphasizing how important it is for a photography studio to have structure and direction to become and remain successful, Cooney walks the reader through many scenarios that have helped form her business. A strong social media presence, creative marketing & promotions and repeat customers are the key to standing apart from the competition, therefor remaining vital.
Author: John Fielder
Publisher: Big Earth Publishing
Release Date: 1997-03-01
"Photographing the Landscape: The Art of Seeing" summarizes the subtleties of cameras and lenses, and it offers insights into different camera formats. But throughout these technical discussions, Fielder maintains a reverence for nature despite the temptations of technology. Following in the tradition of Ansel Adams, Fielder places nature above everything else. Take a look at his photographs and you'll begin to understand. Take heed of his instruction and you'll understand even more.
The making of shadows is an act as old as architecture itself. From the gloom of the medieval hearth through to the masterworks of modernism, shadows have been an essential yet neglected presence in architectural history. Shadow-Makers tells for the first time the history of shadows in architecture. It weaves together a rich narrative – combining close readings of significant buildings both ancient and modern with architectural theory and art history – to reveal the key places and moments where shadows shaped architecture in distinctive and dynamic ways. It shows how shadows are used as an architectural instrument of form, composition, and visual effect, while also exploring the deeper cultural context – tracing differing conceptions of their meaning and symbolism, whether as places of refuge, devotion, terror, occult practice, sublime experience or as metaphors of the unconscious. Within a chronological framework encompassing medieval, baroque, enlightenment, sublime, picturesque, and modernist movements, a wide range of topics are explored, from Hawksmoor's London churches, Japanese temple complexes and the shade-patterns of Islamic cities, to Ruskin in Venice and Aldo Rossi and Louis Kahn in the 20th century. This beautifully-illustrated study seeks to understand the work of these shadow-makers through their drawings, their writings, and through the masterpieces they built.
Understanding the effects of light on a subject is one of the most important elements of taking top-quality outdoor photographs. This richly illustrated guide discusses in detail the varying qualities of natural light -- how is affects metering, aperture selection, film speed, mood, and composition -- to help both beginning and experienced photographers improve their images. Practical techniques are offered for low-light situations, sunny skies, overcast days, clouds, reflections, shadows, haze, fog, and more. Includes a gallery of the author's work.
Author: Jeffrey L. Erdly
Publisher: ASTM International
Release Date: 2004-01-01
Genre: Technology & Engineering
Combined with ASTM Standard Practice for Periodic Inspection of Building Facades for Unsafe Conditions (E 2270), this new publication provides a rational guide for building owners and governing authorities to help ensure the safety of our aging building infrastructure. Twenty-four peer-reviewed papers, written by experts who bring first hand knowledge and experience to this work, cover faade ordinances; historic buildings; data collection techniques; and repair techniques."