Creative Portraits: Digital Photography Tips and Techniques

February 25, 2012 by  
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Creative Portraits: Digital Photography Tips and Techniques

Go beyond the basic rules of photography to capture stunning portraitsPortrait photography is a vital topic for photographers of every level of experience, from amateur to professional. Written by renowned photographer Harold Davis, this inspirational book encourages you to define our own photographic style and capture stunning, creative, and unique portraits.You’ll discover tips and techniques for “breaking the rules” of basic digital photography so that you can go beyond the fundamentals such

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  1. Jack H. Tasoff says:
    17 of 19 people found the following review helpful:
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    “God has given you one face, and you make yourself another.”, August 19, 2010
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    Jack H. Tasoff (San Pedro, CA) –
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    Mr. Davis loves people. Not true. He is passionate about people. His passion is infectious and I have been infected.

    Not a technical book, that is not technical beyond boredom, though all the needed technique is discussed. Not a table top, though the photographs are exquisite, and it will end up on my table. Not a romance novel as many such books are a love affair by the author with himself. Not a formal portrait book, though portraiture is thoroughly discussed. It is of the love affair between the photographer and his lens with the subject, the photographic acquisition of the ideal.

    Styles range from the dynamic on the cover to the intimacy of the family, especially his daughter Katie Rose, to the pride of a bride (sorry).

    Practical, inspiring, and, even at times, sensual in the nicest of ways.

    Buy it for the text. Buy it for the pictures. Buy it for the technical caption. Buy it and I believe that you, too, will be infected.

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  2. K. Fancher says:
    12 of 13 people found the following review helpful:
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    Comprehensive portrait guide, September 2, 2010
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    K. Fancher (Los Angeles, CA USA) –
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    When asked about my interest in photography, I usually tell people that it is the marriage of technology and creativity that appeals to me. Creative Portraits, the latest in a series of books from photographer Harlod Davis, reminded me of the human / personal side of photography. As much as the book has valuable tips for composing, lighting, and processing great portraits, it has extensive tips on how we as photographers interact with our subjects and get the best performance out of them to create portraits that tell a story about our subjects.

    I often shoot portraits of kids and families and I found the sections on these subjects to be very helpful. Many of my previous issues with portraits of kids are addressed with helpful tips, suggestions and examples.

    This is a comprehensive book that provides valuable information on many different aspects of portrait photography. I found the book to have answers or suggestions for just about anything I could think of related to portrait photography. In summary, the book is well written, provides examples and illustrations of key concepts and is packed with valuable tips and information.

    Disclosure: Although I have previously purchased and enjoyed other books by Harold Davis, I was provided a complimentary (free) review copy of this title. I don’t think the free copy influenced my opinion in any way.

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  3. V. Gulati says:
    15 of 17 people found the following review helpful:
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Simple language, excellent examples, August 26, 2010
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    V. Gulati
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    To say that Creative Portraits: Digital Photography Tips and Techniques is an interesting read would be a gross understatement. The book is written in a conversational manner – as if you are with Harold and he, being a more experienced, older brother, is sharing his tips for making great portraits. For each aspect of portraiture it is as if he says – “Look, you gotta attend to this aspect – and – see, in this picture, how I do it”.

    The book touches upon all aspects of portraiture — lights, lenses, people, models, props, digital touch-up, self-portraits, etc — without being too technical. Even though you could write a book about each one of these topics separately (and I am sure there are such books), Harold’s book stands out in that it brings everything together.

    As an amateur photographer, I thoroughly enjoyed reading the book and I have already become a more aware of and better at portraits. I recommend the book for both its simple language and excellent range of photographs.

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