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Train Your Gaze: The Theory and Practice of the Comtemporary Portrait (Photography)
Learn to take beautiful, surprising, stunning portraits with Train Your Gaze. Author Roswell Angier, a renowned photographer and portraitist, explores the theory and the practice of shooting human subjects in this practical guide. The easy-to-navigate format allows the reader to use the book as a cover-to-cover, step-by-step course in portrait photography, or as a handy re...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published March 1st 2007 by AVA Publishing
(first published November 15th 2006)
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Author explains how to learn to see the portrait. Each chapter includes examples from well known photographers, as well as an assignment. Useful read for any aspiring photographer who desires to make a photograph rather than take a snapshot--- pressing the shutter with little or no preconceived mental image of what you desire to capture
Jun 12, 2011 Anna rated it it was amazing
This is a fantastic textbook for a portrait photo course. Angier lays out the various themes and strategies within this broad field without overwhelming the reader. The assignments are great suggestions that are backed up by Angier's mastery of the technical and his inclusion of strong examples from both the history of photography and relevant contemporary photographers. And the cover image is one of my favorite photographers. This book is about art photography, not commercial or photojournalism ...more