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FACES: Photography and the Art of Portraiture

FACES: Photography and the Art of Portraiture
Author: Steven Biver - Paul Fuqua
ISBN 13: 9780240811680
ISBN 10: 240811682
Edition: 1
Publisher: Focal Press
Publication Date: 2010-01-27
Format: Paperback
Pages: 195
List Price: $29.95

There is so much detail to be captured in a face. Cicero (106-43 BC) said: "The face is a picture of the mind as the eyes are its interpreter." To capture a person's personality, there are many things to keep in mind, and the authors of FACES show us how to match up a personality with lighting, posing, and composition. Portraiture is truly an art, and this book dives deep into the details so that you end up with a gorgeous portrait that both you and your subject love.

Not only is this book the most comprehensive title available on portraiture, but it contains stunning images. Each image is paired with a lighting diagram, a description of why the type of image was chosen, and then takes you through postproduction to put the finishing touches on. The authors also showcase a gallery of portraits by renowned photographers.

*Written by Paul Fuqua and Steven Biver, two of the authors of Light-Science and Magic
* gallery of celebrity photographs by Nadav Kander, Joyce Tenneson, Sandro Miller, George Holz, Brent Stirton, and Dan Winters showcases both the studio and photojounalistic styles of portraiture
* wide breadth of portraits — from street shots to studio shots, with a lighting diagram to accompany most of these
* the most gorgeous book for one of the most sought after photographic genres - people and portraits