Lighting Techniques - BOOK-1863

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Norman Phillips, author of Lighting Techniques for High Key Portrait Photography and Lighting Techniques for Low Key Portrait Photography, examines a much over-looked area of photography: the middle key. As Phillips shows, the fact that many photographers ignore middle key as a way of structuring their images results in portraits that may be cluttered or be visually confusing because elements of the scene, subject, clothing, props, and lighting are actually at odds with each other. By approaching these images with the concept of middle key in mind, it becomes much easier to avoid common errors and produce images with greater impact.


- Images from over a dozen of the world's leading portrait photographers

- Setting out your objectives when shooting a middle key image, from selecting clothing, props, and backgrounds to lighting the shot

- Tips for creating middle key images of women, men, children, and groups

- Shooting middle key images on location

- Creating fine-art middle key images

Norman Phillips is a master photographer who is the recipient of more than 150 awards, including the Accolade of Outstanding Photographic Excellence in Recognition of Contribution to the Industry. He has hosted many seminars, sponsored by corporations like Pentax Corporation, Eastman Kodak and Burrell Colour, Inc. Phillips is also a regular contributor to industry publications including Rangefinder magazine and the Wedding and Portrait Photographers International monthly newsletter.

8.5 X 11, paperback, 175 full-color images

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