Photographing People

Yet another book from Michael Freeman, this one focuses on photographing people. The book is presented via two-page spreads dealing with individual topics.
Photographing People
Digital Photography Expert
By Michael Freeman
Ilex, 2004
ISBN: 1 904705 20 0

Photographing People cover

Yet another book from Michael Freeman, this one focuses on photographing people. The book is presented via two-page spreads dealing with individual topics.

The book is dived into three large chapters:
*    People Posed
*    Daily Life
*    Events and Occasions
The first covers posing people in the studio or in the field. The second covers location photography of people unposed. The third covers all sorts of events.

Photographing People spread

The book does a great job of mixing technique with inspiration. There is good coverage of lighting in all its forms, equipment choice and lens choice for effect. Inspiration comes from the great photography that illustrates the book and from spreads on topics like ‘The moment’ and ‘Anticipation’.  There is minimal Photoshop stuff in this book, but that is good, as it couldn’t do it justice and still provide all the great photography coverage. There is good, solid advice here.

This book is ideal for the student photographer, the amateur wanting to make their photography of people better and even the more experienced people photographer looking for a refresher or new ideas. If you are into people photography, or want to be, you should get this book, read it and apply the advice and techniques.

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