A Practical and Theoretical Introduction to Portrait Photography
By Roswell Angier
Published September 3, 2020 by Routledge
Focusing on the presence of the photographer’s gaze as an integral part of constructing meaningful images, Roswell Angier combines theory and practice, to provide you with the technical advice and inspiration you need to develop your skills in portrait photography.Fully updated to take into account advances in creative work and photographic technology, this second edition also includes stunning new visuals and a discussion on the role of social media in the practice of portraiture.Each chapter includes a practical assignment, designed to help you explore various kinds of portrait photography and produce a range of different styles for your creative portfolio.
Table of Contents
Introduction About Looking
People at the Margin: The Edge of the Frame
Behavior in the Moment: Picturing Eventfulness
You Spy: Voyeurism and Surveillance
Portrait, Mirror, Masquerade Confrontation: Looking through the Bull's Eye
Out of Focus: The Disappearing Subject
Figures in a Landscape: Tableaux
Commentary: Digital Personae
Appendices: Camera and Camera Controls
Exposure and Metering
Roswell Angier is currently a faculty member at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, USA. Roswell has enjoyed a rewarding career as both a photographer and educator, and has worked as a freelance magazine photographer and been a partner in a co-operative photographic agency in New York. Many of his images are held in prestigious collections, including the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the Smithsonian Museum, the Addison Gallery of American Art and private collections around the world.
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