- By Author JEROD FOSTER
- 232 PAGES
If you're a passionate photographer eager to elevate your skills, The Enthusiast’s Guide to Portraiture: 59 Photographic Principles You Need to Know is tailored just for you. This book, part of the Enthusiast’s Guide series, is crafted to assist you in swiftly advancing your portrait photography. Unlike other guides, it skips the basics you already know and delves into the specifics that matter, ensuring you make significant progress in no time.
Authored by photographer Jerod Foster, this guide focuses on creating exceptional portraits using natural light. Divided into eight chapters comprising 59 photographic lessons, it covers crucial aspects such as equipment, setup, light, composition, posing, color, storytelling, and post-processing. Each lesson is thoughtfully structured, offering valuable insights to enhance your photography skills.
Some noteworthy lessons include:
- Choosing a Lens and Focal Length
- Minimum Sustaining Shutter Speed
- The Three Degrees of Diffusion
- Modifying Natural Light
- Framing Your Subject
- Composing for Design
- The Nose and Cheek Line
- Working with Groups
- Letting Color Direct the Eye
- Creating Shot Lists
Written in a friendly and approachable style, The Enthusiast’s Guide to Portraiture is not only effective and efficient but also enjoyable. Whether you prefer reading an entire chapter at once or exploring one topic at a time, this guide ensures you swiftly gain the knowledge needed to capture outstanding shots with your camera.