Taking portraits of men, women, and children is a passionateundertaking. By capturing a person through a photo, you can explorethe subject's character.
This book aims squarely at the heart and soul of portraitphotography and shows you how to create meaningful and compellingimages. Each photo is taken from Davis's personal collection and isaccompanied by an explanation of how and why he made it.Composition, lighting, exposure, and camera technique are alldiscussed, taking you beyond the basics.
Still, the best way to craft memorable, lively, and stunningportraits is sometimes to break the rules. Davis also demonstrateshow to do this in a way that is both informative and inspiring. Heencourages you to define and develop your own photographic style byshooting creative, unique images. You'll be moved to try newtechniques, empowering you to truly define someone with aphotograph.
Harold Davis is the author of more than thirty books on a wide range of topics from art and photography to computer programming and the Internet. He has been a professional photographer, lawyer, software developer, enterprise consultant, and the chief technology officer for an Internet startup.