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People in Focus By Bryan Peterson

People in Focus by Bryan Peterson

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A guide to photographing all kinds of people, from unwilling subjects to smiling babies. This book illustrates chapters on observing people, approaching your subject, creating a mood with light, composing powerful portraits, and people as symbols.

People in Focus Summary

People in Focus: How to Photograph Anyone, Anywhere by Bryan Peterson

Photographing people is seldom easy. From how many vacations have you returned with great shots of the sea, mountains, or monuments you saw but without any pictures of the local people - the street vendors, shopkeepers, and children who really made your trip memorable? Intuitively you know that, friend or foe, people are self-conscious in front of a camera, so you hesitate before shooting. This book offers Bryan Peterson's expertise on photographing all kinds of people, from unwilling subjects to smiling babies. A location photographer, he constantly searches for people to portray in an interesting way and knows how to alleviate their surprise and anxiety about being photographed. Peterson illustrates chapters on observing people, approaching your subject, creating a mood with light, composing powerful portraits, and people as symbols with an exciting portfolio of his professional work shot around the world. As in his two previous books, he demonstrates solutions to various technical problems - for example, exposure, composition, lens length, and lighting - with before and after photographs. A final section gives tips on selling your photographs as stock. Most important, you will learn what psychological hurdles you need to overcome, internal as well as external, to make great pictures of anyone, anywhere.

Table of Contents

Part 1 Observing people: the environment; clothing; the face; the hands. Part 2 Approaching your subjects: choosing the right People; posed or candid?; breaking through the shyness barrier; photographing people in foreign lands. Part 3 Creating a mood with light: frontlight; dappled light; sidelight; backlight; diffused light. Part 4 Composing powerful portraits: lens choice; point of view; backgrounds; filling the frame; horizontal versus vertical; rule of thirds; capturing movement; panning to convey action; choosing the right aperture. Part 5 People as symbols: people at work; people at play; children; working with models; selling your photographs as stock.

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GOR011847869
9780817453886
0817453881
People in Focus: How to Photograph Anyone, Anywhere by Bryan Peterson
Used - Like New
Paperback
Watson-Guptill Publications
1993-10-01
144
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Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins

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