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Building A Portrait (On Target Photo Training Book 13) [Kindle Edition]

Dan Eitreim
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (126 customer reviews)

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Book Description

We ALL eventually take portrait photos - why not learn to put the WOW in them?

Check out the new revised edition....

Creating a terrific portrait involves more than just aiming the lens at your subject and pressing the button. "Building A Portrait" will show you everything you need to know. It's easy once you know how!
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  • Neutral Density Filters

  • Graduated Filters

  • Backdrops

  • How To Build A Portrait:

    Terminology And The Overall Shape Of The Photograph

  • Size Matters

  • Composition Tips:

    Make Sure Your Photographs Tell A Story

  • Anti - Level Shoulders

  • Sit Up Straight

  • Use The "Rule Of Thirds" If It Makes Sense

  • Fill The Frame

  • Follow The Eyes

  • Who is the star

  • Focus On The Most Important Feature - The Eyes

  • Depth Of Field

  • Skin, Love It Or Leave It

  • Bare Skin Continued

  • Beauty:

    Women Should Look Sexy And Pretty, Men Should Appear Powerful

  • The Symmetrical Face

  • Sexism In Portrait Photography

  • Here's A Really HARD Photo Tip

  • Problem Area Fixes:

  • Differently Sized Eyes

  • The Crooked Nose

  • Acne Scarred And Wrinkled Skin

  • Here's A Photo Tip That May Require Some Begging

  • Round and Chubby Faces

  • The Neck Wattle

  • Photography Clothing Tips

  • The "Photographic Ground Modification System"

  • Photo Exercises:

    Get YOUR copy right now and see better portraits by tomorrow!

    Product Details

    • File Size: 2251 KB
    • Print Length: 94 pages
    • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
    • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
    • Language: English
    • ASIN: B007SC0LWK
    • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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    • Word Wise: Not Enabled
    • Lending: Enabled
    • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #190,616 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars Pretty good September 27, 2013
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    Some good content in all of Dan's books but he really needs to edit these better. It is all too obvious that he copies and pastes his newsletter tips into the books. It would look a lot more professional if they were edited to actually look like a book instead of a bunch of newsletter tips thrown together within each book. Good tips though for sure.
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    4.0 out of 5 stars Good tips for better portraits September 28, 2013
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    Overall this is a good book with some very simple but very helpful tips helping us shoot better portraits. What I didn't care for was the what I feel is in the first chapter too much on the semantic difference between "landscape and horizontal" and "portrait and vertical". I don't think what you call it makes any difference in the final image. Without having read other books by the author and know he has lots of experience to share that has helped me improve my photos I might have stopped at the first chapter and not continued on.
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    5.0 out of 5 stars A new adventure begins September 26, 2013
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    Another fine work fron Dan. I've been wanting to try more portrait work. Past has had some mixed results. Looking forward to applying these tips and techniques. ?. Thanks again Dan. You sure get my recommendations for your fine work. Fellow photogs.. check out all this authors stuff.
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    4.0 out of 5 stars Easy to understand! September 26, 2013
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    Easy to understand and very helpful for new photographers. I am already using several of his tips. Everyone wants to look good in photos - these tips are awesome.
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    5.0 out of 5 stars Another great book by Dan Eitreim! September 26, 2013
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    For anyone interested in taking portrait style photographs, this book is really a must! It tells you everything you need to know about posing (and why), colors to wear (and why), filters, and more. It doesn't bog you down with so much information that you are more confused than when you started. I've said it before and I will say it again... I love the end of book "homework" assignments!
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    5.0 out of 5 stars Great book for fundamentals September 26, 2013
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    This Arthur is concise with his information..he explains things in a logical order building upon his points so the reader develops a firm foundation as he progresses in his photographic journey
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    5.0 out of 5 stars Right on September 26, 2013
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    This has been helpful along with photographing children.. I am using my granddaughter for a model. She loves it and I get experience with the help of this book. Thanks Dottie
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    By Aly0705
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    Thanks again to Dan for sharing his extensive knowledge about portraiture. I'm a professional photographer, but I learn some things (actually, several somethings) from each of his e-books. His style is easy to understand, his tips are easy to remember (if it bends, bend it!) and he never pushes any equipment purchases. It's all about good, basic concepts in photography. Learn the rules, then break them. His tip on how to use a black garbage bags is brilliant and memorable.

    Thanks Dan!
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    Most Recent Customer Reviews
    5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
    Dan always makes it easy to read and understand his tips and techniques
    Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
    5.0 out of 5 stars An easy read packed with lots of knowledge and information that ...
    An easy read packed with lots of knowledge and information that should be very helpful to any photographer regardless of their level. I do plan to read more of this author's books.
    Published 4 months ago by Rebecca Whatley
    4.0 out of 5 stars Simple yet Smart
    What I like about Dan's books are that they are stated in clear, concise and easy to follow instructions. No nonsense, practical and great tips on improving ones limited skills. Read more
    Published 5 months ago by Paul Dudding
    5.0 out of 5 stars No more fear of portraits!
    One thing I have always shied away from was portrait photography. With the help of this book, maybe now I won't have to! It will be great to expand my portfolio.
    Published 5 months ago by Monica L. Yokes
    5.0 out of 5 stars lot of quality info for the price
    I was impressed with the easy to read and comprehend info. Good info on portrait setups lighting and posing guidelines
    Published 6 months ago by Don L Hickey
    5.0 out of 5 stars Good Information
    I just got a Kindle and wanted a "free" book that I thought I would enjoy reading. I have been doing photography work as a hobby and as a seniors group photographer for... Read more
    Published 9 months ago by Joanne Haakmeester
    5.0 out of 5 stars photo tips you need to know
    This book is a great way to change your thinking and start shooting with Confidence!
    How easy is it? As simple as reading. Practice what you read and it will help you.
    Published 13 months ago by stevebales
    3.0 out of 5 stars Portrait Beautiful
    It was very informative and I picked up a couple of new skills that I will use day to day!
    Published 13 months ago by Korea Howard
    4.0 out of 5 stars Great Tips for the beginner...
    Great Tips for the beginner...Easy read, Dan gets his point across quickly. Shows examples of what he is describing. ,
    Published 13 months ago by JD
    4.0 out of 5 stars Thanks for all the tips.
    Dan's books are easy and quick to read, and they're packed with very practical tips. I've learned a lot from them and I look forward to reading more.
    Published 14 months ago by Guy Ragland
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    More About the Author

    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 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 created a 20 volume series of photo training lessons that I've titled: "On Target Photo Training".

    I worked out of my home did my photo session on location - which means that I spent most of the day in my car! With the economy being what it is, gas expense quickly became a major concern. I started doing a lot of research on ways to save money at the gas pumps and the e-book: "54 Ways To Save Money On Gas" was born.

    I enjoy creating e-books and expect to be developing more!

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