PRESS RELEASE: The Portrait--New from Rocky Nook: Understanding Portrait Photography
Santa Barbara, CA—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. In The Portrait (Rocky Nook, $34.95 USD) 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.
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 in portraiture
Lighting patterns on the human face
Composition in portraiture
Eliciting the appropriate expression
The fine art portrait
Portraiture for the masses
The Portrait: Understanding Portrait Photography, by Glenn Rand and Tim Meyer.
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About the Authors
Glenn Rand is an artist with international acceptance. His photographs are in the collections of more than two dozen museums and public collection in the United States, Europe and Japan. Included are the Detroit Institute of Art and the Kresge Art Center, He has also exhibit widely with exhibitions throughout the United States.
Glenn has published and lectured extensively about photography and digital imaging ranging from commercial aesthetics to the technical fine points of Black and White photography. Books written include Black and White Photography and Digital Photographic Capture.
Presently Dr. Rand is the program director of the graduate program at Brooks Institute in Santa Barbara, California.
Photographer, educator and writer, Tim Meyer is passionate about the field of photography. With over 30 years as a professional photographer he currently serves as the Portrait Division Chair at Brooks Institute in Santa Barbara, CA. while continuing to operate his custom portrait and wedding business.
Holder of Professional Photographers of America's coveted Masters and Craftsman degrees Tim has also been awarded a Master of Arts degree in Fine Art Photography. As a member of Fuji Film Internationals Pro-Elite and Talent Teams, Tim lectures internationally and is a contributing editor to Rangefinder Magazine.
In addition to numerous one-man exhibitions of his fine art work, Tim's photography has been internationally recognized for its innovative style and technique.
For more information about the book, see: http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/9781933952468
Publisher: Rocky Nook
Glenn Rand, Tim Meyer
ISBN: 9781933952468, 170 pages,
Book Price: $34.95 USD
About Rocky Nook
Rocky Nook's books are distributed internationally by O'Reilly Media.
Rocky Nook was founded in early 2006 in Santa Barbara, California, and is closely associated with dpunkt.verlag, a leading publisher of books on technology based in Heidelberg, Germany. The focus of Rocky Nook's publications is on digital photography and computing.
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(First posted on Friday, December 18, 2009 at 11:59 EST)