Beyond Portraiture: Creative People Photography
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Beyond Portraiture: Creative People Photography

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Renowned photographer Bryan Peterson shows how to successfully take portrait shots that speak volumes - at any moment, any place. Peterson's approach explains what makes a photo memorable and how to use lighting, setting and exposure to reveal the wonder and the joy of everyday moments.
Paperback, 160 pages
Published January 11th 2007 by Watson-Guptill Publications (first published September 1st 2006)
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This is a very solid book for anyone with any type of photographic experiece. It starts off with tips on getting location portraits from "natives" and working with models. Mid book you get a brief overview on technique and how to achieve great shots. The final section covers digitally altering your images. This is a high level discussion with step by step for photoshop. If you have some digi photo experience it will provide great tips and step by step. A great addition to any photographers libra...more
Liang Gang Yu
Bryan covered the basic elements of people portrait photography with distinctive and descriptive photos of his own.

He started with understanding people so to work with people, continued with utilizing light - front/side/back/Dappled/Diffused, then highlighted composition skills - scale/background/fillup/vertical/ruleofthird/etc, at least ended with simple photo editing techniques.

I recommend this book for anyone who wants to learn or appreciate people portrait, maybe as a beginner.
Mrugesh Karnik
As I took it up to read the book today, I realised that the at least a part of the evolution of my portraiture can be attributed to this book.

The book is true to it's title. It is light on text, but has a lot of photographs whose captions fully explain the point. I've come away with a lot of creative ideas from this book, which means that the book is a successful one.
An excellent general book on taking photo portraits of people. Fabulous photos and helpful information to get amateur photographers started in taking good shots of people, with suggestions of where to go for more detailed information on specific topics, such as lighting, communication, etc.
a fantastic book for budding photographers. It changed how I approach the camera.
Great tips, easy to understand.
Tess Rupprecht
Highly recommended!
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Bryan F. Peterson has been a full-time commercial photographer since 1981, shooting assignments all over the world for many of the Fortune 500 companies, including Kodak, UPS, and American Expiress. He is also a contract stock photographer for Corbis and Getty. He has been a contributing editor at Outdoor Photographer Magazine and is currently a contributing editor at Popular Photography and Imagi...more
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