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FACES: Photography and the Art of Portraiture by Steven Biver, Paul Fuqua

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APPENDIX—TOOLS AND TECHNIQUES

 

The negative is the equivalent of the composer's score, and the print is the performance.

—ANSEL ADAMS

 

We close with this small compilation of tips and techniques that we've found useful in making the portraits for this book. We hope that you may find one or more of them useful in your own work.

COMPOSITING A COMPLEX GROUP PORTRAIT

Group portraits involving more than just a few subjects can be a nerve-wracking experience to make. It's not unusual, for example, to find that everybody who is supposed to be in the picture can't—for some reason or the other—be at the same place at the same time. In addition, finding the right location for an even moderately large group shot can also be a major headache.

These, and ...

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