A while ago we wrote about an excellent book called Read This If You Want to Take Great Photographs. It’s a straightforward guide that explains essential things about photography and teaches you what you need to know to take a perfect photo. Now, the same author, Henry Carroll, is back with a follow-up that focuses on portrait photography.
Read This If You Want to Take Great Photographs of People is full of tips and tricks on how to master the art of portraits. The book is divided into seven areas and each one contains inspiring and famous images from artists like Richard Avedon, Cindy Sherman, Gary Winogrand, and Henri Cartier-Bresson. Reading it, you will learn about lighting set-ups, equipment, camera modes, street photography, composition, context…
Read This If You Want to Take Great Photographs of People has lots of useful information. Besides the technicalities if offers inspiration, but also legal advice about taking pictures of other people. If you’re an amateur, you don’t have to be afraid, because just like the last one, this book has “No scary graphs. No techie diagrams. No camera-club jargon”.
Get it from Amazon here.
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