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The Dramatic Portrait, 1st Edition by Chris Knight

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INTRODUCTION

A picture of someone is all well and good, but when a portrait is created with intent—a purpose—it gives an image depth and helps it to stand the greater test of time. We may regularly forget to ask ourselves why we are creating a photo, but the whys—the meaning behind our photographs—are at the core of what makes an image expressive and unforgettable. Often, the whys get skipped (or at least glossed over) in the early stages of learning photography because techniques like lighting and post-production are more concretely attainable skills.

This book is meant to help you express your intent and create imagery that is more than just a picture that looks good (though that is definitely covered here). The process of intent—through the ...

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