Capturing a professional portrait requires a specific skill set--one that most casual smartphone photographers are unaware of. In this book, Jake Durham presents a clear and concise look into the techniques required to optimize your smartphone camera's settings, find appropriate backgrounds, establish focus and exposure, coax believable poses that flatter subjects, work with natural and artificial light to create flattering effects indoors or outdoors, and provide insight into the personality of the subject. With chapters on basic photographic techniques, teens, families, selfies, couples, black & white portraits, high-school senior portraits, using a variety of popular, powerful apps, and more, readers will easily master the skills they need and gain the confidence required to reliably use their smartphone camera--as is or with a few key external lenses and other accessories--to take portraits of those who are near and dear to them, and branch into shooting paid sessions.
Author: Jake Durham Publisher: Amherst Media Published: 04/27/2021 Pages: 128 Binding Type: Paperback Weight: 0.80lbs Size: 9.80h x 6.90w x 0.30d ISBN: 9781682034538
About the Author Jake Durham has had photographic works featured by the Professional Photographers of America, Oklahoma Today Magazine, and other local publications. He works as a university professor and spends his free time teaching and sharing his passion for photography. He is studying to obtain a Certified Professional Photographer accreditation. Jake currently resides in Konawa, Oklahoma.