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Glenn Rand, longtime photographic educator and Program Director for Graduate Programs at Brooks Institute, and Tim Meyer, Portrait Division Chair at Brooks Institute, have collaborated to create a thorough and balanced textbook on the modern techniques and practice of portrait photography. They have avoided the single-style viewpoint common to
so many books on portraiture and have crafted a definitive resource for professionals, as well as students and avid amateurs, wishing to advance their skills in this discipline.
The history of photographic portraiture and lessons from the masters lay the foundation for the chapters to follow. Glenn and Tim cover all the technical and aesthetic components of understanding and producing outstanding portraits. Extensive illustrations illuminate the concepts, and the works of outstanding practitioners of the craft provide examples of how to apply the lessons within the book.
• Quality of light and the portrait
• Ambient, continuous, and strobe light sources
• Understanding light modifiers and enhancers
• Mastering lighting ratios
• Importance and selection of backgrounds
• Extensive coverage of lighting setups
• Understanding light meters and metering
• Lighting patterns on the human face
• Facial analysis
• Composition in portraiture
• Eliciting the appropriate expression
• The fine art portrait
• Portraiture for the masses
Glenn Rand is an artist with international acceptance. His photographs are in the collections of more than two dozen museums and public collections in the U.S., Europe, and Japan, including the Detroit Institute of Art and the Kresge Art Center. He has also exhibited widely throughout the U.S.
Glenn has published and lectured extensively about photography and digital imaging on topics ranging from commercial aesthetics to the technical fine points of black-and-white photography. Books written by Glenn include Black & White Photography and Digital Photographic Capture.
Presently Dr. Rand is the Program Director for Graduate Programs at Brooks Institute in Santa Barbara, California.
Photographer, educator, and author Tim Meyer is passionate about the field of photography. Through his 30 years as a professional photographer and numerous one-man exhibitions, Tim’s photography has been internationally recognized for its innovative style and technique. He possesses the Professional Photographers of America’s coveted Masters and Craftsman degrees and a Master of Arts degree in Fine Art Photography. Tim currently serves as the Portrait Division Chair at Brooks Institute in Santa Barbara, California, while maintaining a commission-based portrait and wedding business and lecturing internationally. His writings on photography and art have been widely published, and he is a contributing editor to Rangefinder Magazine.
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