Now that, after all the parties, we get back to the routine and with it we make up the time to read, I come with a new literary recommendation for lovers of female portrait that includes a lot of professional secrets. If you want to meet them, stay;).
IDEAL FOR…... you if you like portrait photography and especially fashion portrait or female portrait. It is a book aimed at professionals or those who take their first steps in fashion and portrait photography, specifically women. And first steps I mean professional steps, if you are starting in photography now, I would recommend other books ( like this one ) because, in my opinion, this part of the base that you already have notions of photography and helps you achieve specialization in this field. It is not for you if what you like are spontaneous, improvised, stolen portraits, etc. This is another type of book, with more studied poses and tricks so that the portrayed woman is more favored or transmits the desired message.
PHOTOGRAPHING THE WOMANThis is a book that is divided into two parts: one, on Characteristic Attributes and a second, on Posing and Styling:
PART 1. CHARACTERISTIC ATTRIBUTESA section intended to guide you in identifying the unique physical attributes of each woman and learn to better enhance each of them. Chapter 1. Face shape. In it he tells us the different types of faces that exist, how to recognize them and the lighting that favors them the most, what type of objective to choose and how makeup can help. It also tells how to improve a female portrait with the technique «Underexpose and overexpose» in post-production. Chapter 2. Body types. There are different body types and not everyone is favored by the same poses. It helps you learn to recognize them. Chapter 3. Perceived defects. It is a very extensive chapter that covers from the color space, where it explains the different types of color spaces that exist and which is more recommended depending on whether you are going to print the photos or are only for digital format, etc., up to tools to correct those imperfections that the client wants to eliminate, either through makeup, lighting or editing. With tricks to avoid the reflection in the glasses, the double chin or the gray hair, for example.
PART 2. POSING AND STYLINGStyling techniques to influence visual communication. It deals with the importance of non-verbal communication and what is communicated depending on the pose. Chapter 4. Understanding body language. A chapter where it offers clues of what is transmitted according to what poses. He insists on the importance of knowing what it is that he wants to transmit and of taking into account the context. Chapter 5. Standing poses. Examples of standing poses with tips, tricks, and example photos for inspiration. Chapter 6. Sitting poses. Discuss beauty photos and some tips for taking them, as well as examples of sitting poses and hand poses. Chapter 7. Poses lying down. Very similar to Chapter 5 but with lying poses for the female portrait. Chapter 8. Foundations of styling. The author, after his long experience, is very aware of the importance of styling in a female portrait and transmits it to us. Keys to styling, advice on wardrobe and the importance of making the model look good, regardless of whether or not it is fashionable. It dedicates an important section to underwear for Boudoir sessions . It also offers makeup and hair tips, as well as some recommended studio items to control and facilitate sessions. Chapter 9. Stylizing complicated features. Tips not to enhance features with which the model is not comfortable. As the author says about larger sizes, "The goal should not be to make them appear thinner, but to add more visual weight to them." Chapter 10. Introduction to the illumination of women. Basic guide on the properties of light and lighting equipment. Chapter 11. Portraits. Schemes and lighting tips for the face. Chapter 12. Commercial photography. Lighting techniques and tips for products, hairdressing, leather, accessories, jewelry ... Chapter 13. Fashion. Recommended lighting techniques and schemes for fashion photography.
- Softcover: 248 pages
- Publisher: Anaya Multimedia (Photoclub Collection)
- Dimensions: 24 × 18.5 cm approximately
- Price: € 28.45