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Press Release- The Portrait, 2nd Edition

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Santa Barbara, CA—November 18, 2014

The Portrait, 2nd Edition: Understanding Portrait Photography1000

Glenn Rand, longtime photographic educator, and Tim Meyer, Lead Portrait Instructor at Brooks Institute, have collaborated to create this thorough textbook on the modern techniques and practices of portrait photography. Together, they have crafted the definitive resource for professionals, students, and avid amateurs wishing to advance their skills in this discipline.

Glenn and Tim begin by discussing lessons from the masters and the history of photographic portraiture. They build on this foundation and cover all of the technical and aesthetic components of understanding and producing outstanding portraits. Extensive illustrations illuminate the concepts discussed, and works of outstanding photographers serve as examples of how to apply the lessons in this book. This second edition offers even more illustrations and photographic examples as well as an expanded discussion on posing.

Topics include:

  • Quality of light and the portrait
  • Ambient, continuous, and strobe light sources
  • Understanding light modifiers and enhancers
  • Mastering lighting ratios
  • Importance of background selection
  • Extensive coverage of lighting setups
  • Understanding light meters and metering in portraiture
  • Lighting patterns on the human face
  • Facial analysis
  • Composition in portraiture
  • Posing for various types of portraits
  • Eliciting appropriate expression
  • The fine art portrait
  • Portraiture for the masses 


About the authors:

Glenn Rand is an artist with international acceptance. His photographs are in more than two-dozen museums and public collections in the United States, Europe, and Japan, including the Center for Creative Photography, the Crocker Art Museum, and the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum. His work has also been exhibited widely throughout the United States.

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. He has written more than ten books, including Capture: Digital Photography Essentials, Teaching Photography, and Shaping Light.

Photographer, educator, and author Tim Meyer is passionate about the field of photography. Through his 35 years as a professional photographer and in numerous solo exhibitions, Tim’s photography has been internationally recognized for its innovative style and technique.

Tim’s credentials include a Master of Arts degree in Creative Photography and a Master of Fine Arts degree in Fine Art Photography. He earned the Professional Photographers of America’s coveted Master of Photography and Photographic Craftsman degrees and is a Certified Professional Photographer.

Tim currently teaches full-time and serves as the Lead Portrait Instructor at Brooks Institute. He also runs a portrait and wedding studio, and he lectures worldwide. His writings on photography and art have been widely published.


The Portrait, 2nd Edition

Glenn Rand and Tim Meyer

978-1-937538-57-6, 200 pages

Softcover 8˝ x 10˝

$39.95 US, $41.95 CAN, $31.99 eBook


About Rocky Nook:

Rocky Nook is a leading publisher of books written for photographers by photographers.

Rocky Nook boasts a broad collection of top-selling titles by renowned photographers from around the world, covering a variety of photography topics including composition, fine art, cutting-edge technology, and instruction manuals. Rocky Nook titles deliver premier content that helps beginning through professional photographers master the art, craft, and technology of photography.

Founded in 2006 and headquartered in Santa Barbara, California, Rocky Nook is closely associated with dpunkt.verlag, a leading German publisher of computer and digital photography books.