With detailed, informative instructions for capturing personable and memorable yearbook photos, actor and model portfolios, and business, bridal, and children’s portraits, this exhaustive reference covers what photographers need to know to be successful. Emphasizing that the client is always the center of the photograph, this resource illustrates how to evaluate the customer to determine which features to downplay and which to accent. Tips for creating the perfect image through posingand lighting, handling the post-shot conference, and previewing and retouching the images are supplied, as well as guidance for the technical and emotional challenges of shooting a portrait. Packed with step-by-step images, no-nonsense techniques, and practical advice, this is a must-have book for professional and advanced amateur photographers.
“The solid content and remarkable images . . . make this book a must for any photographer considering the portrait profession.” —Photo-Seminars.com
“Smith’s guide will quickly prove to be a valuable resource that you will treasure.” —Shutterbug
“Smith shows the photographer how head and shoulders portraits can be just as rewarding as full-length portraits both creatively and financially.” —PSA Journal
About the Author
Jeff Smith is an award-winning portrait photographer and the author of Corrective Lighting, Posing, and Retouching for Digital Portrait Photographers; Outdoor and Location Portrait Photography; and Posing for Portrait Photography. He lives in Fresno, Californa.