Portrait Photography: The Art of Seeing Light
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He is the author of Body Parts and Lighting and The Portrait. He lives in Anacortes, Washington. Don Blair has worked in the portrait industry for more than 50 years and was named the Photographer of the Year by Professional Photographers of America. He lives in Murray, Utah. Peter Skinner is a contributing editor to Petersen's PhotoGraphic and Rangefinder magazines.
Techniques covered include dragging the shutter to produce a balanced exposure, warming the light for a softer portrait with a more accessible mood, and metering a subject with confidence for the perfect exposure every time. Filled with practical, up-to-date instruction, photographers will be able to make every portrait session a successful one.. Aspiring photographers are spared the rigors and tribulations of trial and error in solving lighting problems with the immense knowledge shared in this guide. Included is comprehensive coverage of the tools top portrait photographers use, the lighting styles they favor, and the problem-solving techniques they employ to ensure perfectly lit portraits
Superficial and of very little practical use. I was very disappointed when I got this book (which I bought right here based on the previous positive reviews) - after about ten minutes I found I had wasted my money for just another photo book which serves more as some kind of portfolio for the author's work instead of delivering lots of useful information to help the reader. One might get over this if Blair's images were indeed outstanding - but unfortunately the are very conventional, very stiffly posed, and VERY 80's style! They annoy me so much it is hard to concentr. "Lots of fluff, no meat" according to JLG. I was rather disappointed with this book. I found it to be written at a fairly high level in two ways. First I felt that there were many technical terms that the reader was assumed to be familiar with already. The author used 'bare bulb', 'wrapping the light', and 'feathering' frequently without ever explaining what he meant. It was also high level in that he discuss in vague terms how he obtained a picture, but never got into the details. For example, there were no diagrams of the lighting in respect to the pictures. I'd r. The Master Strikes Again FredM Along with Monte Zucker, Don Blair is one of our two living masters of people photography, and this book is a useful introduction to one of the key tools of portraiture: light. It features excellent photos that illustrate all the most important styles of lighting. Lighting diagrams would have helped, especially for beginners, but there is a lot you can learn from the examples and tips provided in this interesting compendium of techniques.
About the AuthorDon Blair has worked in the portrait industry for more than 50 years and was named the Photographer of the Year by Professional Photographers of America. Peter Skinner is a contributing editor to Petersen's PhotoGraphic and Rangefinder magazines. . He lives in Murray, Utah. He lives in Anacortes, Washington. He is the author of Body Parts and Lighting and The Portrait