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Mastering Light : Classic Techniques for Expressive Portrait Photography (Paperback) (Curley Marshall)
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Portrait lighting is part art, part science. It can be a complicated endeavor: There are so many tools at the photographers’ disposaland myriad settings and setups that can be used. So, how do you master the light for consistent, predictable results, indoors and out? In this guide, award-winning photographer Curley Marshall teaches you the nuts and bolts of portrait lighting. You’ll learn to work with natural light and studio lighting sources, both as they exist and in modified forms. You’ll discover posing and lighting combinations that will help you to ensure that your subject’s facethe focal point of every portraitappears dimensional and, where need be, slimmer. You’ll learn how to give the eyes sparkle through proper catchlight placement and how to bring out the color of the eyes. You’ll also learn the basic lighting setups heralded by portrait artists throughout timeincluding loop lighting, Rembrandt lighting, butterfly lighting, and moreto cultivate a proper representation of the mask of the face.Marshall takes a classical approach to lighting, and his work in carefully illuminating his subjects provides the basis for his tailored, traditional portrait style. With the images and diagrams in this book, readers will build a technical repertoire that they can use for any client’s session with guaranteed, professional results. Upon studying the portraits, diagrams, and techniques outlined in this book, photographers will be equipped with the know-how to use and manipulate natural light and off-camera flashplus the skills needed to construct pleasing lighting ratios, high-key lighting, and low-key lighting. In the end, readers will be left with a full working knowledge of what it takes to create basic and complex portrait lighting looks that are tailored to every client.
Number of Pages: 125
Author: Curley Marshall
Street Date: January 1, 2017
Item Number (DPCI): 248-09-2569