Photographing Shadow And Light

Author: Joey L.
Editor: Amphoto Books
ISBN: 081740015X
Size: 13,99 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Read: 546

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.

Photographing Childhood The Image And The Memory

Author: LaNola Stone
Editor: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1136087176
Size: 19,11 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Read: 451

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

Photographing The Landscape

Author: John Fielder
Editor: Big Earth Publishing
ISBN: 9781565792289
Size: 17,42 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Read: 816

"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.

Shadow Makers

Author: Stephen Kite
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472588126
Size: 13,96 MB
Format: PDF
Read: 660

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.

The Visual Toolbox

Author: David duChemin
Editor: New Riders
ISBN: 0134085116
Size: 19,97 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Read: 433

Simply having a certain camera or lens isn’t going to make you a better photographer. So, what will? Understanding your camera. Thinking differently. Studying photographs and knowing what they provoke in you, and why. Giving the craft time to grow. Looking to painters, designers, and others who work in two dimensions and learning from them. Relentlessly looking for light, lines, and moments. Making photographs–thousands and thousands of photographs. There’s no magic bullet to achieving success, but in these pages you will learn the value of studying, practice, and remembering that your most important assets as an artist are imagination, passion, patience, receptivity, curiosity, and a dogged refusal to follow the rules. THE VISUAL TOOLBOX is photographer David duChemin’s curriculum for learning not just how to use a camera–but how to make stronger photographs. He has developed 60 lessons, each one a stepping stone to becoming more proficient with the tools of this art, and the means to create deeper visual experiences with your images. David introduces you to the technical side of the craft but quickly moves on to composition, the creative process, and the principles that have always been responsible for making great photographs; he shows you these principles and invites you to play with them, turn them on their heads, and try a different approach to create beautiful, compelling images with your camera. Features action-oriented micro-chapters designed to improve your photography immediately Includes explanations of 60 concepts with an assignment for nearly every chapter Covers such topics as balance, using negative space, exploring color contrast, waiting for the moment, learning to incorporate mood and motion, and much more

Lighting And Posing Techniques For Photographing Women

Author: Norman Phillips
Editor: Photo Pro Workshop
ISBN: 9781584282211
Size: 19,77 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Read: 270

Featuring 15 of the industry's top photographers, among them Monte Zucker, Michael Ayers, Dave Newman, and Kathleen Hawkins, this guide teaches professional photographers how to capture the most flattering views of the female form?and appeal to their largely female clientele?through careful lighting and posing. This reference emphasizes how from the very start of the process, certain techniques should be employed to create high quality images, such as using light to enhance a beautiful face and employing shadow and light to downplay any of the subject's percieved flaws or insecurities. With 36 detailed lighting and posing diagrams illustrating how to re-create the work of the pros, this handbook reveals numerous ways to create a technically flawless, saleable portrait of a female client.

Photographing People

Author: Michael Freeman
Editor: The Ilex Press Ltd
ISBN: 9781904705208
Size: 15,16 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Read: 223

'Photographing people' is one of the first titles in Michael Freeman’s new series, Digital Photography Expert. Aimed at the digital photographer who is interested in perfecting his or her technique, this is an indispensable guide to how to take the best portraits. Find out more about both the formal and informal sides of photographing people, from posing your subjects and planning the shoot to choosing lenses, controlling light and framing the subject. Every aspect is covered in straightforward, easy-to-follow text and images, whether you’re looking for basic facts about equipment or learning techniques for retouching. Secrets on perfecting your portrait photography from one of the best-known and highly regarded experts in the field; great technical information plus easy-to-follow creative guidelines; inspirational examples to illustrate the key techniques.

Portrait In Light And Shadow

Author: Maria Tippett
Editor: House of Anansi Press
Size: 15,20 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Read: 713

Portrait in Light and Shadow tells, for the first time the full story of a young Armenian immigrant living in Ottawa in the 1930s who became the most prominent portrait photographer of the twentieth century.

The Betterphoto Guide To Photographing Light

Author: Jim Miotke
Editor: Amphoto Books
ISBN: 0817425020
Size: 16,48 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Read: 195

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: Eduardo Mencos
Editor: Frances Lincoln Limited
ISBN: 9780711226616
Size: 15,37 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Read: 750

Stunning photographs from every region of Spain from a reknowned photographer who spent 20 years following his passion for the Spanish landscape.