Sculpting with Light: Techniques for Portrait Photographers (Paperback)
Techniques for creating flawless lighting show photographers of all levels how to take full control of their photographic atmosphere in this indispensable guide. Illustrating the physics that govern light; the visual difference between the eye and camera; the qualities of incident and reflected light; and the effects of the size, intensity, direction, contrast, and ratio of light, this manual offers tools for sculpting the face for remarkable portraits. The three desirable positions for the main light are described in detail, as well as how to use those arrangements to accentuate all types of faces--oval, long, angular, heart-shaped, and square--to create portraits with a variety of different effects, from romantic to edgy to high fashion.
Allison Earnest is a professionally trained photographer who has worked for Boeing International, NASA, the United States Army, and Phillip Morris. Her photographs have appeared in "Air Defense Magazine," "BW Magazine," "Darkroom and Camera Magazine," "Studio Photography & Design," "Village Voice," and numerous medical journals and books. She lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado.