Book on Portraiture Techniques

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  1. Ygrazi

    Ygrazi TPF Noob!

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    I was looking for a good book on portraiture. I know all about Manual settings and stuff, so I'm looking for a book that skips all that.
    I'm looking for some kind of book that would have tricks with lighting, seeing creatively (I have the Bryan Paterson book already), just things that will help me really make my portraits breathtaking. I'm sick of taking just a plain old portrait.

    Does anyone have an recommendations?
    Oh, my main subjects are usually kids and families. Thanks!


     
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    JerryPH No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Well, there is "how to shoot naked models from strange and unusual angles"... oh wait, family pics, huh?

    [ame="http://www.amazon.com/Master-Lighting-Guide-Portrait-Photographers/dp/1584281251/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1228261418&sr=8-3"]Master Lighting Guide for Portrait Photographers[/ame]
     
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    kundalini Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    There is some decent stuff on the internet too. However, books at your disposal is never a bad choice...... I'm fairly tactile and like to have something in hand.

    Until then, here are three links...
    http://www.lumitouch.com/benstudiotutorial/rules.html
    http://groups.msn.com/Asktheoleproaboutphotography/joezeltsman.msnw
    http://super.nova.org/DPR/Window/

    You can always go to a local book store and inquire with the staff, in addition the the library.

    Google is your friend. Good luck.
     

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