Portrait Photography aims to capture the expression, personality and mood of a person or group of people. The focus is usually the person's face, although the entire body and background or context may also be included.
Photographers Sarah Plater and Hannah MacGregor join forces to present an authoritative self-contained course book on shooting arresting portraits. Clear, concise text guides the novice through the various styles of portraiture to capture subjects from babies, toddlers, and children to teenagers, adults, couples, and families.
This book covers the key techniques such as composition, exposure, ISO, focusing, white balance, and shooting in natural light, along with post-production skills including skin retouching and colour correction. There are hints and tips on pre-shoot preparations, posing and sourcing locations.