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Correcting Facial Flaws – And Other Photo Tips – This e-book is meant to be read on your Kindle reader. If you don’t have a Kindle, you can still read the book on your computer or tablet. Just download a free app from Amazon – then it is a matter of one click whenever you want to download a book. Here is the link to get the FREE app, just click the image:

 

Correcting Facial Flaws – And Other Photo Tips!

Revised and expanded edition!

Here in this volume of “On Target Photo Training” we delve into correcting facial flaws – in the camera – by the way we pose and light our subjects.

Then we take everything we’ve been learning – tie it all together and start trying to develop our own personal style.

There are many professionals out there where as soon as we see a photo they’ve done, we immediately recognize who the photographer was. As artists, this is a goal we should all strive to achieve.

When learning, it is important to both learn the rules AND to follow them. Only then should you break them.

Once you are comfortable with the way things normally “should” be done, then you can go your own way and start adding your own creativity and personality into the mix.

That’s when the artist inside of you will get out… And that’s what we all want, isn’t it?

To get an idea of some of what is involved in this “On Target Photo Training” volume, here is the table of contents:

  • Introduction
  • Photographing The Portrait Headshot
  • Studying The Face
  • The Better Side
  • Here Is Some Science…
  • Look For Flaws!
  • Make Your Model Comfortable
  • Visually Minimize Flaws
  • Positioning The Head And Shoulders
  • Full Face
  • Chubby Cheeks And Kids
  • The Profile
  • Three Quarter Head
  • Directing The Model
  • The Horizontal Turn
  • Vertical Lift Or Drop
  • Diagonal Tilt
  • Correcting Facial Flaws With Head Position!
  • Parts Of The Face
  • Eyes
  • Four Ways To Cure Squinting And Closed Eyes In Portraits!
  • Shoot With The Light At The Subject’s Back…
  • Shoot Later In The Day…
  • 1 – 2 – 3!
  • Bounce Or Diffuse Your Flash!
  • The Mouth
  • Emotions
  • Happiness…
  • Anger…
  • Sorrow…
  • Fear…
  • Lighting Patterns To Minimize Flaws!
  • The 2 Base Lighting Patterns:
  • Narrow Light
  • Broad Light
  • 4 Essential Lighting/Shadow Patterns
  • Split Light
  • Loop Light
  • Butterfly Light
  • Rembrandt Light
  • Additional Portrait Lights:
  • The Fill Light
  • The Separation Light
  • Let’s Use What We’ve Learned
  • Children
  • Be Decorative…
  • Show Your Creative Intent…
  • Incorporate Skill And Emotion…
  • Capture The Essence Of Your Subject…
  • Complement Your Subject…
  • Finding Your Personal Style
  • Develop Your Personal Style Muscles
  • Lets Get Creative
  • Taking Risks…
  • 17 Portrait Compositional Tips…
  • Photo Exercise
  • Additional Photo Training

This is a fast and easy read and within an hour or so, your portrait photography will be enhanced more than you may imagine!

Finally you can start winning photo contests or start hearing that musical phrase “WOW, you did that?”

Get YOUR copy – right now!

 

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Master Photo Lighting… Hard Light! – This e-book is meant to be read on your Kindle reader. If you don’t have a Kindle, you can still read the book on your computer or tablet. Just download a free app from Amazon – then it is a matter of one click whenever you want to download a book. Here is the link to get the FREE app, just click the image:

Master Photo Lighting… Hard Light!

Revised addition!

Here in Volume 7 of the “On Target Photo Training” series we are concerned with hard light and how to shape it to get some pretty stunning results!

For most of us, the sun is our primary light source. Unless it is hidden behind a bank of clouds, it is a hard light source. Learning how to work with hard light is vital to our progression as photographers!

Once you are comfortable with working and shaping hard light, life gets pretty exciting… you can control your viewers emotions at will.

It’s when you start putting emotion into your photography that you stop creating “snapshots” and start making “art.”

Here is the table of contents to show you SOME of what is included…

Contents

  • Introduction
  • Ambient Light
  • Ambient Light Defined
  • Light Qualities
  • Hard Light
  • Hard Light Defined
  • Light Quality
  • Control Viewer Emotions
  • Light Angles Matter
  • Photo Exercise 1
  • Light Shaping
  • Barn Doors
  • The Snoot
  • Making Your Light Bigger
  • Flags, Dots And Fingers
  • Cookies and Gobos
  • Photo Exercise 2
  • Additional Photo Training

First we review some lighting concepts regarding Ambient light. ambient light can be hard or soft and learning to work with it is vital.

Hard Light: Then we discuss what hard light is and some of the situations where we might find it being used.

Control Viewer Emotions: How hard light is used to elicit and control emotion in our photos.

Light Angles Matter: With hard light, the angle of the light is a key consideration. Shoot at the wrong angle and you could create a portrait that will absolutely be hated… and possibly create an enemy for life.

Shoot at the right angle and you may see your work on the wall of a gallery someday!

Light Shaping – Cookies, Snoots, Flags Fingers & Dots: Do you know what “Flags”, “Fingers”, “Dots”, “Cookies”, “Gobos” and “Snoots” are?

You will in an hour or so after getting this volume of the “On Target Photo Training” series. Not only will you know what they are, but you will know how and when to use them!

Check out this easy to read – illustrated and easy to understand volume. You’ll be glad you’ve added it to your collection!

 

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Photo Backdrop Secrets – DIY! – This e-book is meant to be read on your Kindle reader. If you don’t have a Kindle, you can still read the book on your computer or tablet. Just download a free app from Amazon – then it is a matter of one click whenever you want to download a book. Here is the link to get the FREE app, just click the image:

 

Photo Backdrop Secrets – DIY!

Revised Edition!

In this lesson “Photo Backdrop Secrets – DIY!” you are going to learn some truly mind-blowing secrets!

You’ll learn how to get a pure white background in your photos…no matter what color the backdrop was originally.

You’ll learn how to get pure black no matter what color you start with as well!

You’ll learn how to make a backdrop that only costs a couple bucks -but in the final picture it can be any color you want!

Here is the Table Of Contents showing a bit of what is covered…

  • Introduction
  • The Light That Isn’t A Light!
  • The Notebook Revisited
  • GOBOs And Colored Gels!
  • Creative Uses For Gel Material
  • The “Found” Photo Backdrop
  • Keep It Clean And Neat
  • Balancing The Light
  • The Neutral Density Filter
  • The Graduated Neutral Density Filter
  • Scrims – What They Are And How To Use Them
  • The “Created” Photo Backdrop
  • Commercially Made Backdrops Are Expensive!
  • Make Your Own For Pennies On The Dollar!
  • How To Make A White Backdrop
  • How To Make A Black Backdrop
  • How To Make A Colored Backdrop
  • Background Storage
  • The “Digital” Photo Backdrop
  • The Digital Photography Background – A Creative Masterpiece!
  • The “Separation” Light
  • How To Use A “Separation Light” In Portrait Photography!
  • Photo Exercise
  • Additional Photo Training

We discuss the background and how to manipulate it so that one or two backdrops can do the work of dozens. You will save a ton of money!

Background Storage – There IS a simple way to store them that will keep them from getting wrinkled…I show you how.

And more…and more…and more…

Having a professional looking backdrop for your portraits is the easiest and fastest way to make your work look truly professional!

You’ll be winning photo contests sooner than you think!

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Control Viewers! Make Your Color Photography “POP!” – This e-book is meant to be read on your Kindle reader. If you don’t have a Kindle, you can still read the book on your computer or tablet. Just download a free app from Amazon – then it is a matter of one click whenever you want to download a book. Here is the link to get the FREE app, just click the image:

Control Viewers! Make Your Color Photography “POP!”

Revised and expanded edition!

We all want to include emotion in our photographs – it’s what separates the “snapshooter” from the artist!

Color is one of – if not THE most important tool we can use to insert emotion. But few of us really know how.
Once you’ve read through this lesson (it’s fast and easy) you will never think of color the same again!

For example… we all know that red is a good accent to attract attention. It can also indicate heat, passion or even stop! But there is more, a lot more.

Learn how Baboon Butts affect the way we look at the color red!

Depending on the shade of red used it could elicit emotions like:

Light red – represents joy, sexuality, passion, sensitivity, and love.
Pink – signifies romance, love, and friendship. It denotes feminine qualities and passiveness.
Dark red – is associated with vigor, willpower, rage, anger, leadership, courage, longing, malice, and wrath.
Reddish-brown is associated with harvest and fall.

Here is a copy of the table of contents to show a little of what is covered in this “On target Photo Training” lesson volume…

  • Introduction:
  • Composition Review:
  • Leading Lines
  • Diagonal Lines
  • The Rule Of Thirds
  • Power Points
  • Horizontal Power Lines
  • Vertical Power Lines
  • Controlling The Viewer With Color
  • Using Color
  • Color Is Additive
  • How Film And Digital Sensors Work
  • Controlling Emotion With Colors
  • Changing The “Feel” Of A Photo With Color
  • Cross Processing And Other Techniques For Edgier Color Effects
  • The Meaning And Affects Of Various Colors
  • Color Used To Harmonize
  • Tying It All Together
  • The Color Wheel
  • Get Better Landscape Photography By Using Kodak Yellow!
  • Focus On People – Not Clothing
  • Hand Tinting
  • How Baboon Butts And Red Dresses Affect Your Portrait Photography
  • Shooting Color – Techniques
  • How To Intensify The Colors In Your Portrait Photography!
  • How To Get Stunning Colors In Your Sunset Photography!
  • Adding Filters
  • Here Is An Indispensable Filter For Great Landscape Photography!
  • Photo Exercise
  • Additional Photo Training

In the section on Using Color – We discuss the concept of color management, how and why it works to elicit emotion in our viewers.

The Color Wheel – The color wheel is a graphic representation that will make it easy to select what colors harmonize and which ones don’t. Sometimes you will want harmony, and other times you will want to jar your viewer. Now you will know what colors to use.

And more…and more…and more…

Color is a key element in photo composition but very few photo courses even mention it!

Once you have Volume 10: Control Viewers! Make Your Color Photography “POP!” you will KNOW how the colors in your photos are affecting the viewer!

Grab YOUR copy right now!

 

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Strategic Posing Secrets – Hands & Arms! – This e-book is meant to be read on your Kindle reader. If you don’t have a Kindle, you can still read the book on your computer or tablet. Just download a free app from Amazon – then it is a matter of one click whenever you want to download a book. Here is the link to get the FREE app, just click the image:

Strategic Posing Secrets – Hands & Arms!

Revised Edition…

If you have EVER done a portrait…then you must have heard the question, “what should I do with my hands?”

Did you have an answer? Check out this course volume and you will! In just a matter of moments you will never be at a loss for what to do with the hands again!

And that’s not all! In this volume we discuss posing the arms too! We cover the basic positions and how to direct the model into them. There are tons of variations for the upper arms, forearms and hands.

This massively illustrated, easy to read and easy to understand course volume will show you everything you need in order to completely MASTER the art of posing hands and arms.

To see what you are getting… Here is a list of the Table Of Contents:

    • Introduction
    • An Anchor Point
    • Missing Arms
    • Talking With Your Hands!
    • Hands Pointed Up Or Down?
    • Making Hands Look Younger!
    • Arms
    • Foreshortened Arms
    • Elongated Arms
    • Keep The Arms Parallel To The Camera
    • Positioning The Upper Arm
    • The Upper Arm Positions
    • Down
    • Up
    • Out
    • In
    • Combinations
    • The Forearm
    • The Trap
    • The Teapot Pose
    • Photo Exercise
    • The Hand
    • Broad Surface On Back Of Hand
    • Broad Surface On Front Of Hand
    • Narrow Edge – Thumb Side
    • Narrow Edge – Pinky Side
    • The Wrist
    • The Twist
    • The Break
    • Front Wrist Break
    • Back Wrist Break
    • Wrist Break Towards The Pinky
    • Wrist Break Towards The Thumb
    • Hand Positions
    • The Broad Hand
    • The Tapered Hand
    • 11 Ways To Pose The Hand
    • Holding A Prop
    • On The Chin
    • At The Lapel Or Necktie
    • On The Hip
    • On Opposite Arm
    • On Top Of (Or Behind) The Head
    • At The Waistline
    • In The Pocket
    • At The Side
    • On The Lap Or The Knee
    • Leaning On An Object
    • The Fingernails
    • Jewelry and Accessories
    • Photo Exercise 2
    • Additional Photo Training

 

Here is your chance to FINALLY have an answer to the question, “What should I do with my hands?” In fact, if it isn’t in here, it probably isn’t worth knowing!

Get your copy right now and within an hour you will never be at a loss as to how to pose hands and arms again!

 

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