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A practical guide to photographing people in the digital age
It's one thing to snap someone's picture. It's another thing entirely to capture the essence that made you reach for your camera in the first place. Now a top Hollywood pro shares his secrets for the digital capture of human skin in all its variety: young, old, male, female, different skin tones and ethnicities, with makeup or without—even tattooed skin!
Using step-by-step tutorials and stunning full-color examples, industry expert Lee Varis teaches it all: the basics of digital imaging, essential tricks to shooting indoors and out, how to light your subjects in any pose, and much more. Above all, you'll find out why the color of skin that's best for final output is almost always a departure from reality.
Follow the tutorials in the book with numerous before-and-after sample image files on the companion CD. You'll also find technical reference materials to enhance and reinforce your learning.
There are dozens of tutorials online that cover most of this but, I'm old school and still like sitting down with a book in my hand.Published 10 months ago by Foul Pet
I would recommend this to any hobbyist, or anyone looking for a workflow in say photoshop or editing programs that deal with skin tones. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Dave Sattler
Great book even for the advances. I still use several of these techniques on every image I work on (I do photoshop for work) and it was all thanks to this book. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Ctown
Great book, there are so many things to tweak and improve your digital post production here with! Well worth the price and the shipping weight!Published on September 6, 2012 by C. G. Tribbey
Great book, for the person who already is comfortable with Photoshop. Good technical information & straight to the point instructions. Read morePublished on July 17, 2012 by Kailie A Dan
You'll learn every trick to get the most of your portraits that involve skin. A great guide for retouching. Read morePublished on September 2, 2011 by Nacho Eguiarte
This book covers all bases. It is indeed a complete guide. From lighting, shooting, color correcting, retouching and everything in between. Read morePublished on July 27, 2011 by Mr. Neysmith, Jr.
Great book. Really appreciated the no nonsense approach to retouching... Nothing trendy, just real solid facts about approaching skin. Read morePublished on January 18, 2011 by Plasticmonument
Though I've worked in Photoshop since 1992 and work extensively retouching my own and client's images, this book offered a few new tricks to this old dog. Read morePublished on August 27, 2010 by Fotoman