Portraits and Figures: Developing Style in Creative Photography

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9781883403690: Portraits and Figures: Developing Style in Creative Photography

No wonder black and white photography is more popular than ever, as photographers see its capacity for expressing personal style with simplicity and subtlety. Take your cues from 19 photographers recognized internationally for their b/w creations. They show and tell both their art and their technique, with galleries of their work accompanied by explanations of how they did it. You'll begin with how to master the rules, then how to bend them for particular effects. Then discover their many uses of lighting, composition, posing, and presentation, as well as their approaches to mood, style, and effect. Candid and posed portraits, figures, and group studies display a variety of faces and profiles of all ages, and full and partial figures in both closeups and landscapes offer a treasury of ideas, regardless of the equipment you use.

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These four "how-to" books pretty much cover the gamut in landscape photography and portraiture. Each is intended as an introductory manual for amateurs working primarily in the 35mm format. Hope's two books deal explicitly with black-and-white photography. The emphasis is more on style than technique, which is their strength. There are chapters on technique and other practical matters, but the discussions of tone and texture as well as mood will be most helpful to those who wish to make original photographs that reflect an artistic sensibility. The striking design of each book also accentuates a wonderful sense of atmosphere that is tender yet ever so slightly dark and brooding. The author of a number of first-rate books on photography, Hedgecoe concentrates on color photography in his two latest offerings. Both books are filled with many practical and useful tips for making better landscapes and portraits. Each bit of advice is accompanied by photographs that serve as excellent examples of the points he is making. Like Hope's books, Hedgecoe's works are written in a clear, accessible style. Hope's will appeal primarily to those interested in refining their black-and-white photography, while Hedgecoe's will be of greatest value to those who would like to take better photographs for pleasure or business. Recommended for all libraries.DRaymond Bial, Parkland Coll. Lib., Champaign, IL
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