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Title:
The best of children's portrait photography : techniques and images from the pros
Author:
Hurter, Bill.
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Publication Information:
Buffalo, N.Y. : Amherst Media, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
125 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781584280927
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Over a dozen top children's portrait photographers from around the United States share their secrets for achieving memorable portraits. Photographers will learn how to make the most of their tools, use studio lighting to flatter their subjects, and pose children--especially those who have little or no interest in having their picture taken. 100 photos.


Table of Contents

Introductionp. 5
Chapter 1 Camera Technique and Equipmentp. 8
Lensesp. 8
The Normal Lensp. 8
The Short Telephotop. 8
Longer Telephotosp. 10
Camera Standp. 10
Focusingp. 10
Aperturep. 11
Depth of Fieldp. 11
Shooting Aperturesp. 12
Shutter Speedsp. 13
Filmp. 15
Exposurep. 17
Exposure and Meteringp. 17
Spotmeteringp. 18
Chapter 2 Studio Lightingp. 19
Three Dimensions and Roundnessp. 19
Light Positions and Functionsp. 20
Key Light and Fill Lightp. 20
Hair Lightp. 20
Background Lightp. 20
Kickerp. 21
Umbrellas and Softboxesp. 22
Lighting Stylesp. 23
Broad and Short Lightingp. 23
Differences Between Direct and Diffused Lightp. 23
The Basic Lighting Patterns Simplifiedp. 26
Catchlightsp. 28
Lighting Ratiosp. 29
Good Lighting Ratios for Childrenp. 30
Some Favorite Setupsp. 30
Chapter 3 Outdoor and Natural Lightingp. 32
Flash and Flash-Fillp. 32
Bounce Flashp. 32
Fill Flashp. 32
Determining Exposure with Flash-Fillp. 34
Flash Sync Speedsp. 34
Open Shadep. 36
Flash-Key on Overcast Daysp. 38
Window Lightp. 39
Diffusing Window Lightp. 40
Direct Sunlightp. 42
Using Scrims to Soften Sunlightp. 43
Flash-Fill with Direct Sunlightp. 43
Twillight Timep. 43
Problems Outdoorsp. 43
Reflectorsp. 44
Chapter 4 Posing and Compositionp. 46
Posingp. 46
Subject Positioningp. 46
The Head-and-Shoulders Axisp. 48
Arms and Handsp. 51
Face Positionsp. 51
Tilting the Headp. 52
The Eyesp. 53
Handsp. 54
Three-Quarter and Full-Length Posesp. 55
Compositionp. 56
Directionp. 58
Pleasing Compositional Formsp. 59
Linep. 60
Tension and Balancep. 61
Chapter 5 Posing for Babies and Small Childrenp. 64
Infantsp. 66
Baby Posesp. 66
Mother and Babyp. 68
Up Closep. 70
Toddlers and Small Childrenp. 70
Two Year Oldsp. 70
Touchingp. 71
Posing Stepsp. 71
Facial Analysisp. 71
The Turn of the Headp. 72
Sitting Posep. 72
Chairsp. 72
Activity-Centered Posesp. 74
Stimulationp. 74
Props and Gamesp. 74
Communicationp. 76
Eliciting Expressionsp. 79
Work Quicklyp. 80
Timingp. 81
The Bribep. 83
Chapter 6 Clothingp. 84
Consultation Meetingp. 85
Dark and Light Colorsp. 86
Glassesp. 86
Shoesp. 88
Hatsp. 88
Clothing for Groupsp. 88
Chapter 7 Fantasy Portraitsp. 91
Marshall Oilsp. 91
Props and Clothingp. 92
Backgroundsp. 95
Photoshop and Beyondp. 96
Mixing Mediap. 97
Chapter 8 Posing Older Children, Teens and Seniorsp. 98
No Parentsp. 101
High-End Senior Studiosp. 101
Relaxed, Natural Posingp. 101
Active Posingp. 102
Psychologyp. 103
The Many Faces ofp. 103
Hair and Makeupp. 106
A Stylized, Diverse Selectionp. 106
Chapter 9 Storytelling Booksp. 107
Page Design and Layoutp. 110
A Day in the Lifep. 112
Sequencesp. 115
Glossaryp. 116
The Photographersp. 119
Indexp. 123