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Table of Contents

  1. Chapter 1 A Very Brief History of Photographic Portraiture

    1. Styles

  2. Chapter 2 Light Dynamics and the Portrait

    1. LD... Light Dynamics

    2. Specular or Diffuse

    3. Intensity

    4. Direction

    5. Color

  3. Chapter 3 Lighting Sources and Equipment

    1. Creating Light

    2. Continuous Light

    3. Ambient Light

    4. Window Light

    5. Strobe Light Sources

    6. Power Requirements

  4. Chapter 4 Light Modification

    1. Modification Optics

    2. Basic Reflectors and Domes

    3. Soft Light Modifiers

    4. Hard Light Modifiers

    5. Modifying Intensity

  5. Chapter 5 Exposure and Metering

    1. Basic Daylight Exposure

    2. Unmetered Electronic Flash Exposure

    3. Light Meters and Basic Metering

    4. Substitution Metering

    5. Tonal Placement

    6. Testing for Exposure

    7. Speed Testing Negative Film

    8. Speed Testing Sequence

    9. Speed Testing Digital Photography

  6. Chapter 6 Lighting Ratios

    1. Fit

    2. Lighting Ratios

  7. Chapter 7 Lighting Patterns on the Human Face

    1. Planes of the Face

    2. Approach

    3. Lighting Direction

    4. On Axis Lighting

    5. 3/4 or 45-45 Lighting

    6. Split or 90° Lighting

    7. Lighting Patterns

  8. Chapter 8 Lighting Setups

    1. One Light

    2. Two Lights

    3. Three Lights

    4. Four Lights

    5. Clamshells

    6. Form Fill

    7. Walking the Light

    8. Specular Accent as Fill

    9. Glamour Lighting

  9. Chapter 9 Backgrounds

    1. Seamless Backgrounds

    2. Painted Backgrounds

    3. Constructed Indoor and Outdoor Settings

    4. Found Backgrounds

  10. Chapter 10 Mixed Ambient and Electronic Flash Lighting and Exposure

    1. Outdoor: Lighting and Exposure

    2. Backlit Outdoor Situations

    3. Expanded Range Situations

    4. Indoor Ambient Situations

    5. Indoor/Outdoor Situations

  11. Chapter 11 Posing

    1. Posing Basics

    2. Physical Posing

    3. Head Placement and Rotation

  12. Chapter 12 Portrait Compositional Basics

    1. Balance

    2. Lines

    3. Shape

    4. Similarity

    5. Juxtaposition

    6. Color

    7. Texture and Pattern

    8. Volume

    9. Size

    10. Symbolism, Content, and Meaning

  13. Chapter 13 Facial Analysis

    1. Analyzing the Face

    2. After Analysis

    3. Round Face

    4. Long and Triangular-Shaped Faces

    5. Flatter Face

    6. Expression

  14. Chapter 14 Relating to the Subject

    1. Confidence

    2. Comfort

    3. Fulfillment

  1. Appendix Index of Photographers

  2. Appendix