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  • Published: 4 November 2020
  • ISBN: 9780770433130
  • Imprint: Watson-Guptil
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 192
  • RRP: $50.00

Understanding Portrait Photography

How to Shoot Great Pictures of People Anywhere



Capture the perfect portrait--even if it's with a selfie--in this updated edition of a trusted classic, now with all-new photography.

Capture the perfect portrait--even if it's with a selfie--in this updated edition of a trusted classic, now with all-new photography.

Great portraits go beyond a mere record of a face. They reveal one of the millions of intimate human moments that make up a life. In Understanding Portrait Photography, renowned photographer Bryan Peterson shows how to spot those "aha!" moments and capture them forever. Rather than relying on pure luck and chance to catch those moments, Peterson's approach explains what makes a photo memorable, how to spot the universal themes that everyone can identify with, and how to use lighting, setting, and exposure to reveal the wonder and joy of everyday moments.

This updated edition includes new sections on capturing the perfect selfie, how to photograph in foreign territory while being sensitive to cultures and customs, how to master portraiture on an iPhone, and the role of Photoshop in portraiture. Now with brand-new photography, Understanding Portrait Photography makes it easy to create indelible memories with light and shadow.

  • Published: 4 November 2020
  • ISBN: 9780770433130
  • Imprint: Watson-Guptil
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 192
  • RRP: $50.00

About the author

Bryan Peterson

BRYAN PETERSON is a professional photographer, an internationally known instructor, and the best-selling author of Understanding Exposure, Understanding Shutter Speed, Learning to See Creatively, Understanding Digital Photography, and Beyond Portraiture. In addition, he is the founder of the online photography school The Perfect Picture School of Photography (www.ppsop.com). He lives in Chicago.

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