Bill Hurter's Children's Portrait Photography Handbook PDF

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By Bill Hurter

ISBN-10: 1584282088

ISBN-13: 9781584282082

Filled with functional strategies that either tell and encourage, this expert guidebook to photographing infants, young children, and youths provides new innovations to maximise patron cooperation and make sure gentle classes. the full child-based photographic strategy is addressed, together with right gear choice, actual and behavioral controls for younger matters, operating with black-and-white exposures, assessing uncooked as opposed to JPEG modes, and comparing electronic exposures by means of identifying over- and underexposure metering. Chapters dedicated to learning studio lighting—from direct and subtle lights strategies to making use of using umbrellas and softboxes—as good as operating in solar and twilight environments can be featured.

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COMMON PROBLEMS Elizabeth Homan capitalized on some beautiful “found” lighting—late afternoon sun rim lighting the trellis and young girl, and a bright house close by reflecting direct sun back onto the scene. Elizabeth enhanced the portrait by softening the background and painting in details into the flowers in the arbor and greenery. 36 CHILDREN’S PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY HANDBOOK One thing you must be aware of outdoors is separating the subject from the background. Dark hair against a dark green forest background will create a tonal merger.

In these examples, the baby in the crazy knitted hat is showing more of the shadow side of the face, thus it is short lighting; the older girl in overalls is turned away so that the highlight side is more prominent and most visible; thus it is broad lighting. If Stacy had turned her subject’s head back towards camera right, it would have turned into a short lighting setup. STUDIO LIGHTING 31 FEATHERING Feathering means using the edge, rather than the hot core, of the light source. If you aim a light source directly at your subject, you will find that while the strobe’s modeling light might trick you into thinking the lighting is even, it is really very hot in the center, producing an area of blown-out highlights.

When using a diffused main light source, the fill light source is often a reflector—a portable, highly reflective surface that is used to bounce extraneous light (from the HYBRID LIGHT The late Master photographer Don Blair often used a hybrid Short lighting emphasizes facial contours and can be used as a corrective lighting technique to narrow a round or wide face. When used with a weak fill light, short light- light—a broad parabolic fill with a barebulb strobe. He noted that the barebulb adds a softness that you cannot get from an umbrella or other diffuser.

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