Revised and expanded edition!
Here in this volume of “On Target Photo Training” we delve into correcting facial flaws – in the camera – by the way we pose and light our subjects.
Then we take everything we’ve been learning – tie it all together and start trying to develop our own personal style.
There are many professionals out there where as soon as we see a photo they’ve done, we immediately recognize who the photographer was. As artists, this is a goal we should all strive to achieve.
When learning, it is important to both learn the rules and to follow them. Only THEN can you break them.
It’s vitally important to know the rules before you break them. Once you are comfortable with the way things normally “should” be done, then you can go your own way and start adding your own creativity and personality into the mix.
That’s when the artist inside of you will get out…And that’s what we all want, isn’t it?
To get an idea of some of what is involved in this “On Target Photo Training” volume, here is the table of contents:
Photographing The Portrait Headshot
Studying The Face
The Better Side
Here Is Some Science…
Look For Flaws!
Make Your Model Comfortable
Visually Minimize Flaws
Positioning The Head And Shoulders
Chubby Cheeks And Kids
Three Quarter Head
Directing The Model
The Horizontal Turn
Vertical Lift Or Drop
Correcting Facial Flaws With Head Position!
Parts Of The Face
Four Ways To Cure Squinting And Closed Eyes In Portraits!
Shoot With The Light At The Subject’s Back…
Shoot Later In The Day…
1 – 2 – 3!
Bounce Or Diffuse Your Flash!
Lighting Patterns To Minimize Flaws!
The 2 Base Lighting Patterns:
4 Essential Lighting/Shadow Patterns
Additional Portrait Lights:
The Fill Light
The Separation Light
Let’s Use What We’ve Learned
Show Your Creative Intent…
Incorporate Skill And Emotion…
Capture The Essence Of Your Subject…
Complement Your Subject…
Finding Your Personal Style
Develop Your Personal Style Muscles
Let’s Get Creative
17 Portrait Compositional Tips…
Additional Photo Training
This is a fast and easy read and within an hour or so, your portrait photography will be enhanced more than you may imagine! Finally, you can start winning photo contests or start hearing that musical phrase “WOW, you did that?”
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I’m Dan Eitreim and I worked as a professional photographer running my own photo studio for over 20 years. I’ve never apprenticed or worked for any other photographers. Because of this, I’ve had to learn and develop my photography skills on my own.
My first attempts were dismal, to say the least…so I studied, practiced and developed my photo skills and along the way I not only learned how to put the “wow” into my photos, but I’ve also learned how to teach others to do the same!
To that end, I’ve compiled a 37 volume series of photo training lessons that I’ve titled: “On Target Photo Training”.
I’ve now started writing novels and have completed my first one: “The Photographer’s Apprentice”. I’m now at work on my second novel: “The Fortune Teller” and hope to have it finished soon.
I enjoy creating books and expect to be developing more!