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The art of bridal portrait photography : techniques for lighting and posing
Seefer, Marty.
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Publication Information:
Buffalo, NY : Amherst Media, [2002]

Physical Description:
125 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
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Includes index.
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TR819 .S44 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize

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Focusing solely on the bride, this wedding portraiture book provides methods for pre-wedding shots, on-location photographs, and studio sessions. Included are ways to achieve proper exposure and contrast, tips for orchestrating props, and lighting and posing techniques to minimize and conceal flaws. Accompanied by stunning full-color photographs and accompanying technical tips, this guide also includes a complete listing of all the details and preparation work that will ensure a smooth shoot, including pre-wedding appointments and ways to eliminate distracting background elements.

Author Notes

Marty Seefer, Master Photog. Cr., is a professional photographer and successful studio owner. He is the winner of numerous awards, including the Kodak Gallery Award and the Fuji Masterpiece Award

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. 5
Forewordp. 7
1. Introductionp. 9
Portraitist vs. Journalistp. 9
Previsualizationp. 10
Learning Every Dayp. 10
Consistent Methodsp. 10
2. Metering the Exposurep. 12
Film Testsp. 12
Meteringp. 13
Metering for Consistencyp. 15
Film Speedp. 15
Transparency vs. Negative Filmp. 15
Eliminating Subjective Judgmentsp. 16
Film Testp. 17
Planes of Exposurep. 22
3. The Bridal Studyp. 23
Benefits of a Studio Sessionp. 23
Location Portraitsp. 24
Schedulingp. 24
Preparationp. 24
Wedding Day Portraitsp. 24
Color vs. Black and Whitep. 25
Bridal Study Suggestion Sheetp. 26
4. Studio Lightingp. 27
Lights Between the Subject and the Camerap. 27
Lights Between the Subject and the Backgroundp. 29
Lighting Ratiosp. 30
Portrait Sessionsp. 33
5. Studio Sessions: Techniques and Imagesp. 34
6. Location Sessions: Techniques and Imagesp. 60
7. Showing Support: Techniques and Imagesp. 94
8. Special Lighting Effects: Techniques and Imagesp. 110
9. Corrective Techniquesp. 120
Glossaryp. 122
Indexp. 124