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Stunning Portrait Photography - Posing and Lighting! (On Target Photo Training Book 18) [Kindle Edition]

Dan Eitreim
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (156 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Stunning Portrait Photography - Posing and Lighting

This e-book is everything you need to know to COMPLETELY master portrait photography! PLUS it is easy to read, easy to understand and so well illustrated that even the greenest of rookies will see immediate improvement!

Here are the Table Of Contents. Look at everything that is covered!

  • Introduction

  • Arms - Elongating And Foreshortening

  • The Plane!

  • The 4 Positions Of The Upper Arm

  • The Forearm "Trap!"

  • The Hand - Bold and Tapered Poses

  • Bold Hand Poses - Masculine

  • Tapered Hand Poses - Feminine

  • Eleven Ways To Pose The Hands!

  • Use A Prop

  • On The Chin

  • At The Lapel Or Neckline

  • On The Hip

  • On The Opposite Arm

  • On Top Of - Or Behind - The Head

  • At The Waistline

  • In The Pocket

  • At The Side

  • On The Lap Or The Knee

  • Leaning On An Object

  • The Head And Shoulders Portrait

  • Positioning The Head

  • Full Face

  • Profile

  • Three Quarter Head

  • Directing The Model

  • The Horizontal Turn

  • Vertical Lift Or Drop

  • Diagonal Tilt

  • Correcting Facial Flaws With Head Position

  • Photographing The Face

  • Moveable Parts

  • The Pupil

  • 4 Ways To Avoid Squinting And Closed Eyes

  • Shoot With The Light At The Subject's Back

  • Shoot Later In The Day

  • 1 - 2 - 3!

  • Bounce Or Diffuse Your Flash

  • The Mouth

  • Emotions

  • Happiness

  • Anger

  • Sorrow

  • Fear

  • Lighting The Portrait

  • The Shadow In Portrait Photography

  • The "Short Light" And The "Broad Light" Patterns

  • The "Split Light"

  • The "Loop Lighting" Pattern

  • The "Rembrandt Light"

  • The "Butterfly Light" Pattern

  • The "Fill Light"!

  • The "Lighting Ratios"

  • The "Background Light"

  • The "Hair Light"

  • The "Accent Light"

  • The "Three Light Set" Using One Light!

  • Eliminate The Dreaded "Red Eye!"

  • The "Photographic Ground Modification System"

  • Additional Photo Training

  • This one has it all! read through this volume of the "On Target Photo Training" course and within about an hour you will never look at portrait photography the same way again. Want to start winning photo contests? Want to hear "oohs and aahs" when people look at YOUR photos? You've come to the right place.

    Get started right now - you won't look back!

    Product Details

    • File Size: 2609 KB
    • Print Length: 108 pages
    • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
    • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
    • Language: English
    • ASIN: B007SWU27E
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    • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #98,338 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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    Most Helpful Customer Reviews
    8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars Straightforward and effective September 5, 2012
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    Let me start by saying I love Dan's books and his email tips. Everything is written without a shred of photo snobbery and you can apply what you learn immediately. Stunning Portrait Photography continues in that very vein. Wonderful information that can be applied almost as soon as you finish reading it. Why four stars, when I read it on my kindle this weekend, the photographs that accompany the text loose a little impact when viewed in e-ink. Those of you with a kindle fire or ipad are certain to have a 5 star experience.
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    8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
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    About 12 years ago, my family and I had a portrait photography business. This was before digital - wow, it seems like eons ago! I still learned so much from this book even though I thought "I knew it all" - and it reminded me of what I had forgotten! Very thorough explanations, very down to earth and easy for anyone to read this and go out and shoot portraits immediately after reading. Lighting is the hardest thing to master, but the tips in this great book will make anyone an expert!

    I highly recommend this book and I can't wait to read all of the books in the series!
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    19 of 25 people found the following review helpful
    1.0 out of 5 stars Waste of money December 2, 2012
    By satrio
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    This is the first time I write a review after hundreds of purchases on Amazon, simply I feel I obliged to do so to warn people. I bought this book because of review I read for this product.
    In the end, it's a disappointing experience. This book doesn't feel like books that I bought before, even the Kindle format ones, especially if this compared to photography books that I bought before.. Maybe because formatting.. I don't know for sure.
    If you have been in Internet Marketing, you must know this jargon. Find topics that you are familiar with, or you know well, write it into a report or ebook, and then sell it in the internet. Unfortunately this book fits into that description.
    - Only basic principles of posing and lighting. No further explanation, example of practice and pictures before and after applying the technique, no lighting diagram, etc. Positioning of lighting in portrait is very important, yet there is now further explanation and diagram on how to place flash/light to achieve Rembrandt lighting for example. Fortunately, I can find this explanation and information in the internet, of course for free. Lighting part of this book is a joke.

    - Photography book will almost always have the Exif data on the pictures shown in the book. Speed, F stop, ISO, etc so that we can try to reproduce the setting, in the hope to reproduce the effect shown in the picture. This books simply doesn't have it. At all. I suspect it just uses stock photos? Maybe I am wrong.

    If I can put negative star I would be happy to...
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    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Great Primer for Portraits May 16, 2013
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    This series is fantastic and this book is one of my favorites. Portrait lighting and posing are explained simply but using the information will improve your pictures tremendously. If you want quick improvement to your portraits without spending days reading, this is the book to get. I especially like that I can keep the information in my head while I'm shooting because the explanations are so clear and concise.
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    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars Informative & Helpful May 16, 2013
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    Lots of information packed into a quick easy read. I would like to see some before and after shots showing the techniques being taught. Visual examples of lighting equipment (as well as alternate lighting) and how to set it up would be nice too. Overall it is a good book and I would recommend it to beginners and those who need refresher courses.
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    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Quick read.... May 16, 2013
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    ....but packed with a lot of great information. It made me go back and look at portrait photos I've taken to see how they could have been improved. I'm looking forward to putting some of these posing and lighting techniques to use. Thanks for another great book.
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    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic. May 16, 2013
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    I love to take portrait pictures. When I grow up, I would love to open my own studio. This is a great book to read to get direction. It's a very weary read and I absolutely love the ideas.
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    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Very helpful May 16, 2013
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    This book is easy to read and very helpful with lots of good tips and ideas. While brief, it is loaded with good information that's put right out there for you to see.
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    Most Recent Customer Reviews
    1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
    have not used it so unable to tell
    Published 4 days ago by Tammie cowette
    4.0 out of 5 stars I love taking photos of building and nature
    Stunning Portrait Photography written by author Dan Eitreim was in detailed and helpful to me.
    I love taking photos of building and nature, actually of everything that catch... Read more
    Published 29 days ago by Vanessa Vanney Thompson
    3.0 out of 5 stars Okay Book!
    Pros: this book covered most of the basics of posing and lighting.
    Cons: in the lighting sections, this book does not provide enough examples. Read more
    Published 1 month ago by Sam M. Eid
    4.0 out of 5 stars Well worth reading and applying.
    Very good information. A lot to absorb. But it will certainly result in better portraits a greater satisfaction in the results.
    Published 1 month ago by Ted Elliott
    4.0 out of 5 stars great explanations of lighting technique
    Even after reading a few other books on the topic of portrait lighting I did not completely understand short vs broad lighting but this book gave a great summary. Read more
    Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
    5.0 out of 5 stars Thank You!
    I just finished Dan Eitreim' s Stunning Portrait Photography, and although I'm not a photographer, I learned so much in the 80-plus pages that I feel so empowered! Read more
    Published 1 month ago by RLH Stargazer,OKC
    4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
    A lot of good info!
    Published 2 months ago by Bonnie Wilson
    2.0 out of 5 stars Borrow Rather Than Buy
    If you're a beginner, with little experience in lighting techniques, then this book might be of value. Otherwise it's as basic as basic can be. I mean really basic. Read more
    Published 3 months ago by Noonski
    Always reading new books to stay in tune with the progression of modern photography, pick up new tips and techniques, and refresh on past things learned. Read more
    Published 4 months ago by Michael Paschen Sr
    3.0 out of 5 stars Stuning Portrait Photography
    I hate to give this book an average rating but as a retired professional photographer having specialized in portrait photography I just wanted to see if I could gain any help from... Read more
    Published 5 months ago by David F Rehberger
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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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