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Faces: Photography and the Art of Portraiture

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There is so much detail to be captured in a face. Cicero (106-43 BC) said: "The face is a picture of the mind as the eyes are its interpreter." To capture a person's personality, there are many things to keep in mind, and the authors of FACES show us how to match up a personality with lighting, posing, and composition. Portraiture is truly an art, and this book dives deep ...more
Paperback, 167 pages
Published January 27th 2010 by Focal Press
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Jason
Feb 09, 2010 rated it really liked it
I got the book from Goodreads and was not to sure what to expect when i first got it, but when I opened it up and saw some of the photos that were inside, I knew I had a good one. Once you get past the great photos, there is a ton of great information inside this book all related to photography. I would definitely give this one a chance!
Rahigrim
Nov 20, 2015 rated it liked it
The book provides an adequate insight into the art of portrait making by analyzing, mainly, indoor light setups and encourages readers to care more about light since it is the real game changer when it comes to photography but specially, to portrait making. Light is the set of particles and/or waves that would help us enhance or manifest that special nature we look for in our subjects, therefore, it is essential to study and understand light. The book's most distinct section is based on the ...more
Annemarie
Mar 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
One of the best photography books I've picked up. GREAT tips on lighting and the diagrams were very easy to understand. Highly highly recommend to anyone interested in playing around with multiple lighting techniques.
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