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The Best of Teen and Senior Portrait Photography: Techniques and Images from the Pros, Bill Hurter
Bill Hurter, "The Best of Teen and Senior Portrait Photography: Techniques and Images from the Pros"
Amherst Media, Inc. | 2003 | ISBN: 1584281111 | 128 pages | PDF | 3 MB
  • From yearbook advertisements, postcard mailings, and promotions to web site development and digital graduation announcements, every corner of the teen and senior portrait market is covered in this book of advice from the experts. The artistry of top senior portrait experts, including Fuzzy Duenkel, Jeff Smith, Ellie Vayo, Richard Pahl, Ralph Romaguera, and Deborah Lynn Ferro, reveals the artistic, photographic, and marketing techniques that have propelled them to the top of their field. Advice on posing, communication and expression during sessions, studio lighting, outdoor lighting, working with different client personalities, pricing, and proofing is provided.

Rangefinder\'s Professional Photography: Techniques and Images from the Pages of Rangefinder Magazine
Rangefinder's Professional Photography: Techniques and Images from the Pages of Rangefinder Magazine
Amherst Media, Inc. | 2007-08-01 | ISBN: 1584281936 | 128 pages | PDF | 4 MB
  • The best images by the best photographers from around the world are featured in this collection that reflects the pinnacle of contemporary photography, both in terms of technical skill and creative ingenuity. Appealing to photographers of all levels, this book includes images from all genres of photography—from wedding and fashion to portrait and product—as well as more than 100 instructive articles. In each chapter, the images and techniques are thematically grouped to provide for rapid learning and easy cross-referencing. The breadth of topics, the high quality of the images, the technical skills required to create them, and the sheer creativity reflected in each shot, makes this collection an essential addition to any photographer's library.

Professional Posing Techniques for Wedding and Portrait Photographers, Norman Philips
Professional Posing Techniques for Wedding and Portrait Photographers
Amherst Media, Inc. | 2007-08-01 | ISBN: 1584281707 | 128 pages | PDF | 2 MB
  • Combining two disciplines—posing and wedding portraiture—this professional resource helps photographers create flattering poses to build the best possible portraits and highest possible sales. Photographers are taught how to position the head, shoulders, torso, arms, hands, legs, and feet to correct figure flaws, make a client feel relaxed, and evoke a dynamic image that tells a story or defines a relationship. The challenges of shooting on location are addressed with tips for adjusting poses in any situation. A discussion of body language and how small adjustments can change an entire mood provides photographers with the ability to help their clients convey a variety of desired messages, whether elegant, sexy, or playful. Standing, seated, and floor poses are covered along with specific techniques for photographing brides, grooms, and wedding parties.

Professional Portrait Posing: Techniques and Images from Master Photographers, Michelle Perkins
Professional Portrait Posing: Techniques and Images from Master Photographers (Pro Photo Workshop)
Amherst Media, Inc. | 2007-08-01 | ISBN: 1584282118 | 128 pages | PDF | 3 MB
  • A brief introduction to the basic principles of creating a flattering pose accompanies chapters devoted to 12 acclaimed photographers who present and discuss their favorite, most successful, and most challenging photos. Widely regarded for their flattering, inventive, and cutting-edge posing techniques, these professionals cover why the pose was selected, how it complemented the subject and the scene, and how it works to make the subject look his or her best. The special challenge of group portraits is also covered by many of the contributors. Additional topics of discussion include personalized tips for learning the art of posing, common problems they see in portraits and their solutions, and suggestions and ideas for researching poses.

Professional Portrait Lighting: Techniques and Images from Master Photographers, Michelle Perkins
Professional Portrait Lighting: Techniques and Images from Master Photographers
Amherst Media, Inc. | 2007-08-01 | ISBN: 1584281901 | 128 pages | PDF | 4 MB
  • 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.

Professional Digital Techniques for Nude & Glamour Photography, Bill Lemon
Bill Lemon, "Professional Digital Techniques for Nude & Glamour Photography"
Amherst Media, Inc. | 2006 | ISBN: 1584281782 | 128 pages | PDF | 7 MB
  • Every nude and lingerie photography shoot will benefit from the camera techniques, posing strategies, and prop selections discussed in this handbook from a seasoned model photographer. Sections on evaluating and modifying light, changing the setup, and ensuring the correct white balance combined with a gallery of set, prop, and posing possibilities provide photographers with the technical and artistic inspiration they need to visually enhance a model's assets and create the perfect mood. A variety of situations are covered, including photographs in water, of couples, and of tattoos. Based on the author's 20 years of experience, this handbook emphasizes the photographer's need to cultivate trustworthy relationships with their models in order to ensure the ease and trust that makes for stunning results.

Posing for Portrait Photography: A Head-to-Toe Guide, Jeff Smith
Jeff Smith, "Posing for Portrait Photography: A Head-to-Toe Guide"
Amherst Media, Inc | 2004 | ISBN: 1584281340 | 128 pages | PDF | 3  MB
  • Photographers learn how to gauge the needs of their clients before placing them into a stale, preconceived "women's," "men's," or "children's" pose that hardly fits the client's personality or preferences. Pred with a two-pronged approach to fail-safe posing, photographers learn first to determine what the mood of the portrait should be and how to use an appropriate posing genre-traditional, casual, glamour, or journalistic. Photographers are then shown how that genre can be used as a basis to produce a pose that best suits the client, allowing them to create dynamic yet natural-looking pose that the subject-and the intended recipient-will love.

Portrait Photographer\'s Handbook, Bill Hurter
Portrait Photographer's Handbook
Amherst Media, Inc. | 2007-08-01 | ISBN: 158428207X | 128 pages | PDF | 2 MB
  • Combining time-tested practices with contemporary methods, this guidebook details the fine art of capturing formal and casual posed images. With advice and guidance from the finest and most decorated portrait and wedding photographers in the country, this instructional discusses subjects such as lighting in the studio and on location, improving improvisational shooting techniques, and how to retouch images in the post-production process to create truly flawless looks. A chapter addressing the common problems in taking portraitures—from working with subjects with glasses to subjects that vary in size, facial features, and skin tone—is also included.

Night and Low-Light Techniques for Digital Photography, Peter Cope
Peter Cope, Night and Low-Light Techniques for Digital Photography
Amherst Media, Inc. | 2007-08-01 | ISBN: 158428174X | 128 pages | PDF | 4 MB
  • The techniques illustrated in this handbook inspire photographers to take photographs when they would otherwise put their camera away—in low-light and nighttime situations. A comprehensive discussion of color and tone teaches photographers how to change their overall perceptions in low-light environments and adjust their exposure settings and filters to suit a variety of light levels. The most adverse lighting situations are covered, such as floodlit cityscapes, lightning, sunsets, stage shows, and fireworks. Tips on taking advantage of the digital environment's ability to manipulate and enhance low-light images both during and after the photo shoot are offered and technical information on both cameras and the latest software is discussed.

Master Guide for Underwater Digital Photography, Jack Drafahl, Sue Drafahl
Jack Drafahl, Sue Drafahl, "Master Guide for Underwater Digital Photography"
Amherst Media | 2005 | ISBN: 1584281669 | 128 pages | PDF | 5 MB
  • From camera selection to enhanced exposure, everything necessary to capture underwater digital images is available in this handy reference. Photographers will learn how to select, test, and use digital cameras for technically perfect images, adapt traditional photo techniques to underwater conditions, confidently shoot and light underwater images for great exposure, and remedy common problems that plague underwater photographers. Helpful hints on maintaining, cleaning, transporting, and insuring a digital camera are included. With full-color images that both instruct and inspire, this handbook pres information on every conceivable aspect of creating the right conditions for beautiful underwater photographs.

Master Guide for Professional Photographers, Patrick Rice
Patrick Rice, "Master Guide for Professional Photographers"
Amherst Media, Inc | 2006 | ISBN: 1584281952 | 128 pages | PDF | 3,4 MB
  • From shooting basics to image editing, this textbook is an all encompassing reference that can be used by students in any level of photography class as well as those studying to complete the Certified Professional Photographer program. Beginning with an overview of camera choices and basic camera functions, this guide outlines the fundamentals of lighting equipment, light theory, composition, and digital imaging while providing a comprehensive roadmap for efficiently taking images from conception to client presentation. Tips for overcoming obstacles are offered from the hard-won advice of photographers who have successfully passed the Professional Photographer Certification Program tests.

Juxtapoz Art Culture - June 2010
Juxtapoz - June 2010
PDF | 181 pages | 60 Mb | English

  • Juxtapoz magazine presents a gallery of underground artists who influence much of the fashion, graphics, and new art we see today, and its readers are the tastemakers who discern the newest cultural trends. Full-color layouts presenting painters, street artists, sculptors, cartoonists, and photographers are featured along with interviews, rare portfolios, sketches, and reviews. Juxtapoz is the brainchild of Robert Williams, world-renowned artist and father of the widely popular school of cartoon surrealism. Target audience is teens to hip adults.

How to Start and Operate a Digital Portrait Photography Studio, Lou Jacobs Jr
Lou Jacobs Jr., "How to Start and Operate a Digital Portrait Photography Studio"
Amherst Media, Inc. | 2005 | ISBN: 1584281715 | 224 pages | PDF | 5,2 MB
  • Twenty successful studio owners offer their expertise to aspiring professional photographers in this guide to operating a digital portrait studio. Every element of a thriving studio is covered, from choosing a location and determining a budget to selecting computer equipment and streamlining the digital work flow. Details on selecting backgrounds, sets, and props that set a studio apart and advice on lighting patterns, posing, and clothing selection help photographers ensure that they produce client-pleasing images and return customers. Customer service tips on creating comfortable waiting and viewing areas are included to help photographers set up an attractive space to better profit from their artistic skills.

Group Portrait Photography Handbook, Bill Hurter
Bill Hurter, "Group Portrait Photography Handbook"
Amherst Media, Inc | 2005 | ISBN: 1584281596 | 128 pages | PDF | 3 MB
  • Photographers of human subjects will appreciate the advice in this guide for capturing groups on film. From basics such as posing and composition to technical aspects of focusing and lighting, this handbook addresses concerns for both amateur and professional photographers. Indoor and outdoor settings are discussed, as are tips for working with subjects to capture a variety of emotions and personalities. This latest edition has been freshened with 180 new images and an expanded section on digital technology, including information on white balance, resolution issues, and digital proofing.

Garage Glamour: Digital Nude and Beauty Photography Made Simple, Rolando Gomez
Rolando Gomez, "Garage Glamour: Digital Nude and Beauty Photography Made Simple"
Amherst Media, Inc. | 2006 | ISBN: 1584281839 | 128 pages | PDF | 4,2 MB
  • Nude and beauty photographers can find the invaluable high-impact techniques in this exhaustively illustrated manual that covers everything from compositional tips for clothing, accessories, and poses to more technical challenges such as lighting, lens selection, and exposure, demonstrating how to produce stunning, world-class images using minimal equipment without accruing a burdening investment. Beginning with the Four S's of glamour photography (sexiness, sultriness, sensuality, and seductiveness), amateurs and professionals alike are shown new ways to achieve beautiful shots, with additional tips on working with models that include methods for accentuating assets while minimizing flaws and initiating comfortable working relationships. Photographers are also shown how to turn their hobby into a successful career, or enhance the productivity and income of an existing business by honing marketing and advertising skills and mastering the art of generating business by referral. Based on the author's popular website (, this guide offers helpful instruction to creating glamorous, sexy images like those seen in Playboy, Maxim, and other men's magazines.

Classic Portrait Photography, William S. McIntosh
William S. McIntosh, "Classic Portrait Photography: Techniques and Images from a Master Photographer"
Amherst Media, Inc | 2004 | ISBN: 1584281324 | 128 pages | PDF | 3,7 MB
  • From a master photographer who has photographed other famous photographers, Joint Chiefs of Staff for the armed services, and nobility in the United Kingdom, this book pres a behind-the-scenes look at the work of one of the most acclaimed portrait photographers ever. Photographers follow McIntosh's footsteps, uncovering surprising settings, exotic clients, and masterful technique. They learn to create environmental images in challenging locations, modify light to its best effect, and compose and pose clients. With the pairing of instructional text and more than 100 portraits that span McIntosh's career, this book offers a definitive look at the style, strategies, and artistic contributions of this master photographer.

Black & White Photography Techniques with Adobe Photoshop, Maurice Hamilton
Black & White Photography Techniques with Adobe Photoshop
Amherst Media, Inc. | 2005-11-01 | ISBN: 1584281731 | 128 pages | PDF | 6 MB
  • Fine art quality, black-and-white prints are within every photographer's reach with the techniques illustrated in this digital image editing guide. Taking advantage of the control and reproducibility that the digital darkroom offers, this handbook teaches photographers how to fine-tune images with contrast and exposure levels, crop and rotate images for dynamic results, and remove flaws such as dust and scratches long after the photograph has been taken. Instruction on techniques that simulate traditional hand coloring and tinting and add special effects such as frames, infrared, and lighting and lens effects helps photographers realize their artistic vision. Screen shots and images guide readers through the presented techniques, allowing photographers to gauge their own results and anticipate the effects of the outlined corrections and enhancements on their own images. A gallery of the author's work provides inspiration for simulating—and improving upon—the chemical-based darkroom experience.

Black & White Landscape Photography, John Collett and David Collett
John Collett, David Collett, "Black & White Landscape Photography"
Amherst Media, Inc. | 1999 | ISBN: 1584280042 | 128 pages | PDF | 2 MB
  • Because landscape photographers are at the mercy of quickly changing weather, uneven illumination, poor contrast or limited tonal range, and other elements, this book shares the skills and techniques needed to turn these liabilities into assets. It explores types of landscape photography, explains what equipment works best, and describes how to find a balance between creativity and technique. It tells how to see the palette of natural light and the tonalities that make for outstanding photography and discusses focus, depth of field, and controlling tonalities in black- and-white landscapes.