Item description for Lighting for Portrait Photography by Steve Bavister...
Great portraits are more than technique. They demand a broad range of skills...and a way with people. Lighting for Portrait Photography looks at the work of top photographers who reveal exactly how their finest portraits were created, and the beautiful full-color examples throughout the book show famous and unknown faces in commercial, editorial, and personal work. Many different styles of portraiture are covered, from simple set-ups using one light to more advanced multi-light plans. This fully revised edition of a popular original includes completely new lighting diagrams and the latest equipment and techniques.
* Great examples and explanations from top photographers
* Portraits of the famous and the not-so-famous--and how each image was created
* Fully revised and updated with new lighting diagrams and more
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 10.71" Width: 8.9" Height: 0.47" Weight: 1.85 lbs.
Release Date Oct 16, 2007
ISBN 2940378304 ISBN13 9782940378302
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More About Steve Bavister
Amanda Vickers is a director of Speak First with many years of experience in training, coaching and management development. She also designs and delivers training for a wide range of organisations. She has an honours degree in psychology and is a Master Practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP).
Steve Bavister is an expert in business communication, including personal impact, networking, presentations skills, influencing & persuading, management and business writing. He has an honours degree in psychology is a Master Practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming.
Jackie Smithis a director of Speak First with a diverse global career as a psychologist, line manager, trainer and consultant. Speak Firstis one of the UK's fastest-growing training and coaching consultancies.
Reviews - What do customers think about Lighting for Portrait Photography?
great illustrations May 28, 2008
I loved this book it is great, I haven't tried every illustration but I love the layout, and the ones that I did try are excellent I own numerous amouts of portrait books but I find myself reaching for this one the most.
Excellent...with caveat Apr 12, 2008
This book leans towards the "artistic" elements to portrait photography (which I love). If honey dripping and being licked from fingers (non sexual way) or a portrait of a model with egg suspended over her face are not yours (these are the extremes of the book, most others are more realistic)and you are looking for improving your family photos or posing seniors, you may want to look elsewhere, although you will still likely benefit from this book. If you want to see how some very "non ordinary" ie exceptional photographers achieve their results, this is it. I enjoyed it very much and it is basically a diagram book. An image is shown, then little keys show where (and what type) lights, gobos, flags, etc were placed and the cameras settings for the shot are diagrammed -excellent. this makes the book a quick read and a great reference, I've read it once but as soon as I finish a few others I have left to read I've got this on the "return to read" stack.
Also, worth noting for anyone who noticed and may be sensitive to nudity and get the wrong idea. If you click on this site's "look inside" feature, in the table of contents section it shows a topless photo (as of this writing).In the revision of the book I have, 2007, purchased from this site, that photo has been replaced. There aren't any nudes in the book, that I remember. Just in case something like that is offputting to you I thought I'd mention it. In fact I think that photo has no place in the book, not because it's a nude, which is also why, but because it's not up to the caliber of the rest of the book either. There are some flat out great portraits in this one.
Great solution Feb 8, 2008
At the middle of last year I opened a photo studio. So, I can say, I'm still beginner int this topic. So, this book was very helpful for me to gt advance knowledge about art of making great photos.
Lighting for Portrait: Photography Jan 5, 2007
This book is great if you are just starting out in portrait photography. There are detailed light diagrams and a lot of awesome portraits to choose from.
By far, my favorite Jul 6, 2006
I am a portrait photographer and I pull this book out all the time to review lighting set ups and get inspiration. A definate must have for any photographer. I especially love that the book extensively covers one and two light set up and using foamcore bookends. You don't need a bazillion lights to create amazing images.