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Nudes on Location: Posing and Lighting for Photographers

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Bill Lemon is a veteran shooter who has mastered the art of creating evocative nude and glamour images in an endless array of locations and scenarios, achieving striking, evocative portraits every time. In his newest book, Bill teaches readers how to re-create some of his favorite portrait looks outdoors, where the stakes are high, the light is every changing, and environmental unknowns lurk at every corner. Presenting 60 main images, Bill provides readers with a bottom-up look at the strategy used to create the shot —from the conceptualization, to the location scouting, to the camera and lens settings, to the posing and composition. You’ll discover great tips for inspiring the model’s confidence, creating graceful lines in the body, maximizing body contours with light an shadow to emphasize the model’s assets and downplay flaws, and more. In each of the sixty portrait sections, you’ll find supplemental images that show how lights and/or modifiers were positioned, how image flaws were corrected, and/or review alternate poses that will help the model build variety in her portfolio.
Author: Bill Lemon
Published by: Amherst Media | Publication date: 03/10/2015
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 128 pages

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Published by: Amherst Media | Publication date: 07/18/2016
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 128 pages

The Best of Portrait Photography: Techniques and Images from the Pros (Masters (Amherst Media))

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Featuring techniques and images from more than 40 of the industry's top photographers, this resource shows the best methods for lighting and posing individuals, couples, and groups, both on location and in the studio. Details are included on how to pose subjects, elicit expressions, create dynamic compositions, and utilize traditional lighting setups. Whether a photographer shoots weddings, group portraits, executive images or a little bit of everything, this book serves as a how-to guide and an idea file. Fully updated with all new images and covering the newest digital technology and latest software versions, this resource is an indispensable guide for photographers.
Author: Bill Hurter
Published by: Amherst Media | Publication date: 02/01/2008
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 129 pages

The Speedlight Studio: Professional Portraits with Portable Flash

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In this book, Michael Mowbray shows readers how to set up a completely speedlight-based portrait photography studio. He goes in depth regarding gear and techniques, providing photographers with scores of example portraits and lighting diagrams to make it easy to follow along and replicate the portrait lighting effects that he shows. Readers will learn about selecting speedlights (Mowbray covers Canon, Nikon, and third-party units), learning standard operations, and working with the units on the camera’s hot shoe (a connectivity device on top of the camera) or in the periphery for more flexible, controllable results. Readers will learn why modifying the light from speedlights will produce a lot more bang for their buck and will also discover a host of tools—commercial and DIY—that can be used to change the direction, color, and quality of light for the ultimate artistic control.
Published by: Amherst Media | Publication date: 12/22/2014
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 128 pages

Photographing Headshots: Techniques for Lighting and Posing the Close-Up

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Headshots—images that include the subject’s head and shoulders—are big business for photographers. These types of images are needed by individuals from all walks of life—from business tycoons to actors and models. While most clients who book portrait sessions want images that document a moment in time, special event, or aspect of their personality (and file them away or share them with family or friends), headshots are very public. They grace annual reports, appear on business cards and websites, and take up prime real estate in the portfolios of those who seek to appear in fashion magazines, product ads, on stage, and on the screen. In short, clients need tailored images that speak of a business proficiency, appear pleasant, and simply communicate their core characteristics to viewers.In this book, Hughes provides solid lighting and posing techniques that will yield repeatable, polished portrait results that please subjects and get them noticed.
Published by: Amherst Media | Publication date: 09/19/2016
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 127 pages

On-Camera Flash: Techniques for Digital Wedding and Portrait Photography

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Photographers are always looking for perfect light. Unfortunately, the quality of available light, and the situations in which photos are created, are rarely perfect. This is especially true when photographing weddings or portraits on location. So while finding beautiful existing light is every photographer’s ideal, it isn’t always possible.This is the point at which photographers tend to reach for a portable, on-camera flash. Indeed, these intense light sources can prove invaluable, but only if you know how to use them effectively. In the hands of an inexperienced photographer, on-camera flash will produce images that look flat and lifeless—images with harsh shadows, washed-out skin tones, cavernous black backgrounds, and other unappealing visual characteristics.In this book, acclaimed wedding and portrait photographer Neil van Niekerk shows you how to avoid the pitfalls photographers new to speedlights often encounter so that you can produce professional images using on-camera flash. You’l learn to use simple accessories to manipulate the quality of light from your flash and how to improve a lighting scenario by enhancing rather than overwhelming the existing light. When the available light is too low and too uneven to be combined with flash, he shows you how to override it completely with flash and, with some thought and careful application of specialized techniques, still get results that look great.On-camera flash is one of the most challenging light sources to master, but with the techniques in this book you’ll learn to use it with confidence. For wedding and environmental portrait photographers who must work in ever-changing lighting scenarios, this can mean better images and better sales.
Author: José Litvak
Published by: Amherst Media | Publication date: 10/19/2015
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 128 pages

The One-Eyed Judge: A Novel (The Judge Norcross Novels Book 2)

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The stunning new legal thriller from the New York Times–bestselling author of The Hanging Judge, “a talent to watch” (The Washington Post). When FBI agents barge into Sidney Cranmer’s home accusing him of a heinous crime, the respected literature professor’s life becomes a nightmare. Cranmer insists the illicit material found by the agents isn’t his, but the charge against him appears airtight, and his academic specialty—the life and work of controversial author Lewis Carroll, creator of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland—convinces investigators he’s lying. Presiding over the case against Professor Cranmer, U.S. District Judge David Norcross fears his daily confrontation with evil has made him too jaded to become a husband and father. His girlfriend, Claire Lindemann, teaches in the same department as the defendant and is convinced of his innocence. Soon, she will take matters into her own hands. Meanwhile—with his love life in turmoil and his plans for the future on hold—a personal tragedy leaves Norcross responsible for his two young nieces. Unbeknownst to him, a vengeful child predator hovers over his new family, preparing to strike. Michael Ponsor’s debut novel, The Hanging Judge, was praised by retired Supreme Court justice John Paul Stevens for reminding readers “that the judicial process is not infallible” and by Pulitzer Prize–winning author Tracy Kidder for bearing “the heft of authenticity.” The One-Eyed Judge again draws on Ponsor’s thirty years as a US district judge, offering readers an insider’s view of one of the most harrowing kinds of cases faced by the courts. Fast-paced, thrilling, and thought-provoking, this is legal fiction at its most realistic and compelling. The One-Eyed Judge is the 2nd book in the Judge Norcross Novels, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.    
Published by: Open Road Media Mystery & Thriller | Publication date: 06/06/2017
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 410 pages

Art with an iPhone: A Photographer's Guide to Creating Altered Realities

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iPhone boasts a powerful and highly capable camera that is always at the ready, allowing you to document the people, places, and things that surround you. Kat Sloma teaches you how to harness natural light, both indoors and out, to create high-quality images—and then she details some of the amazing, inexpensive, and powerful apps that can be used to finesse every aspect of the image—from capture to output. You’ll learn how to choose and use apps that mimic the controls offered on professional-level cameras to take control over focus and exposure.You’ll also discover apps that boost your camera’s resolution, improve stability, and more. Of course, you’ll also delve into the myriad apps on the market that will allow you to manipulate color and contrast, add special effects, and implement image-editing strategies that were once the exclusive domain of professional editing programs aimed at serious professional photographers and graphic designers.
Published by: Amherst Media | Publication date: 12/21/2015
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 127 pages

The Boudoir Photography Cookbook: 60 Recipes for Tempting Photos

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Jen Rozenbaum presents sixty essential skills that will help you to fine-turn every aspect of your boudoir shoot. She begins with a look into what qualifies as boudoir, identifies the subgenres of boudoir portraiture, and then launches into a targeted look at various posing strategies that will really amp up your subject's gorgeous curves for a sexy, sultry look. You'll also find a host of image concepts that you might want to incorporate into your repertoire, plus lighting sources and setups Jen favors for creating sizzling shots, and even tips for selecting a wardrobe that downplays perceived flaws and celebrates your subject's assets. Of course, Rozenbaum doesn't stop there. There are even sections on changing up lenses for portrait variety, working with a Lensbaby (a specialty lens that offers a 'sweet spot' of focus), and pulling out all of the stops with today's must-have light source: the Westcott Ice Light.
Published by: Amherst Media | Publication date: 06/09/2015
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 128 pages

Photographing the Aurora Borealis: How to Shoot the Northern Lights

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Award-winning photographer and accomplished instructor Andy Long provides a comprehensive guide to photographing the Aurora Borealis. It, readers will learn everything they need to know about photographing this phenomenon—along with some very special techniques designed to help kick their image-making up to the next level. Long covers all the details from simply understanding the aurora and figuring out when and where to shoot, to picking the right gear to maximize your success, to processing your digital files after the shoot too maximize your results. You’ll learn how to capture the moon, star trails, and Milky Way in your images of the aurora—and even how to produce dazzling time-lapse images. Also covered are practical matters, like coping with long, cold, night-time shoots (and the equipment problems that can accompany them) and optimizing camera settings to reduce noise, maximize detail, and enhance/downplay lens distortion.
Published by: Amherst Media | Publication date: 03/20/2017
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 128 pages
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