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Understanding Digital Cameras by Jon Tarrant

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CHAPTER 5

People

By far the most popular subject for photographs worldwide is people. It is therefore fitting that the subject-specific section of this book starts with pictures of people and that this topic provides most of the content for Chapter 8 on studio photography as well. These two chapters are distinguished by the types of photography involved. In this chapter the techniques discussed are lightweight and should not intrude too much into whatever it is that is being photographed: in Chapter 8 photographic techniques dominate. To a degree, therefore, the types of situations covered in this chapter are easier to get to grips with, especially since a large part of the studio chapter concerns not only camera work but also lighting techniques ...

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