The Portrait
Understanding Portrait Photography
Publisher: Rocky Nook
Final Release Date: December 2009
Pages: 200

Glenn Rand, longtime photographic educator and Program Director for Graduate Programs at Brooks Institute, and Tim Meyer, Portrait Division Chair at Brooks Institute, have collaborated to create a thorough and balanced textbook on the modern techniques and practice of portrait photography. They have avoided the single-style viewpoint common to so many books on portraiture and have crafted a definitive resource for professionals, as well as students and avid amateurs, wishing to advance their skills in this discipline.

Topics include:

Quality of light and the portraitAmbient, continuous, and strobe light sourcesUnderstanding light modifiers and enhancersMastering lighting ratiosImportance and selection of backgroundsExtensive coverage of lighting setupsUnderstanding light meters and metering in portraitureLighting patterns on the human faceFacial analysisComposition in portraitureEliciting the appropriate expressionThe fine art portraitPortraiture for the masses

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