Author(s): Sarah Plater
Photographers Sarah Plater and Hannah MacGregor present an authoritative self-contained course book on successfully shooting arresting portraits. Clear, concise and jargon-free text guides the novice photographer through the various styles of portraiture to capture subjects of all ages. The book begins with information on how to set up a small portrait studio in the home, including the use of backgrounds, flash equipment and other accessories. As a guide to the technical aspects of photography, the authors cover the essentials of correct exposure, white balance settings, and shooting in natural light. Post-production techniques such as skin retouching and colour correction are explained, as are printing options for portraits.
Hannah MacGregor has run Funky Photographers for more than seven years. Sarah Plater spent three years working at a high street photography studio before leaving to concentrate on natural light portraiture. She has written for several popular photography magazines.