This is the second title in an exciting new twelve book series, focussing on both film and digital photography, by renowned photographer, John Freeman. These inspiring practical guides explore every area of photography from composition and light to travel and photographing nudes. They include invaluable digital manipulation techniques to help you get the most out of your images. Each book is illustrated with John Freeman's stunning images from all over the world along with helpful diagrams and screen grabs. This book contains everything you need to know to capture expressive and unique portraits. How to make your subject feel comfortable in a wide range of poses, and how to photograph in a wide range of conditions: indoors and out, with tungsten, halogen or natural light, with normal, wide-angle or telephoto lenses. It looks at the difference that working in colour or black and white makes to your images and finding the right background or prop. Each subject is considered in turn, from babies and children to groups, both formal and informal, to candid shots and close-ups. Advice on using make-up and studio light, low-key and high-key lighting and special effects.
John Freeman is a highly-experienced photographer as well as the creator of many books including the acclaimed architectural volumes London Revealed and Moscow Revealed. His prize-winning book Practical Photography has sold over half-a-million copies in more than 20 countries throughout the world. He is also the author of Photography: A Practical Guide to Taking Better Pictures, Lighting for Interiors Photography, and co-author, with Michael Busselie, of The Photographer's Handbook. He is co-author with Anthony Gardiner of Herbes de Provence which won the Gourmand world cookbook awards category, Best Cookbook Photography in English (UK) 2002. Based in London, he travels extensively and works regularly in the field of publishing for both books and magazines.