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Picture Perfect Posing

Picture Perfect Posing

Practicing the Art of Posing for Photographers and Models

  • Author: Roberto Valenzuela
  • Publisher: New Riders
  • ISBN: 013374230X
  • Category: Photography
  • Page: 336
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Photographer, author, and educator Roberto Valenzuela has a proven track record for teaching and explaining difficult concepts to photographers of all skill levels. His remarkable ability to break down complicated ideas into understandable, approachable elements that photographers can truly grasp–and then use their newfound knowledge to improve their photography–made his first book, Picture Perfect Practice, a breakout success. In Picture Perfect Posing, Roberto takes on the art of posing. For many photographers, after learning to compose an image and even light it properly, a portrait can still easily be a failure if the pose is not natural, elegant, and serving the needs of both the subject and the photographer. Instead of just showing page after page of poses–like most posing books on the market–Roberto actually breaks down the concept of posing by examining the anatomy, starting with the core foundation: the spinal chord and neck. Building from there, Roberto discusses every component of what makes poses work, as well as fail. How should the model hold her hands? Bend her elbows? Position her fingers? Should the model look toward or away from the camera, and why? It all depends on what the photographer wants for the shot, and Roberto discusses the entire process, from the intent of the photographer through the execution of the pose. For those who have been discouraged by an inability to pose their subjects, or who have simply not known where to start in order to "figure it out," Picture Perfect Posing is the essential resource they need to learn how posing truly works, and how they can learn to direct the exact pose they need for the shot they want.

Picture Perfect Lighting

Picture Perfect Lighting

An Innovative Lighting System for Photographing People

  • Author: Roberto Valenzuela
  • Publisher: Rocky Nook, Inc.
  • ISBN: 1681981068
  • Category: Photography
  • Page: 360
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Picture Perfect Practice

Picture Perfect Practice

A Self-Training Guide to Mastering the Challenges of Taking World-Class Photographs

  • Author: Roberto Valenzuela
  • Publisher: New Riders
  • ISBN: 0321803531
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 295
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Focuses on honing all photographic techniques in order to greatly raise the quality of one's portfolio. Original.

Picture Perfect: The Jodi Arias Story

Picture Perfect: The Jodi Arias Story

A Beautiful Photographer, Her Mormon Lover, and a Brutal Murder

  • Author: Shanna Hogan
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • ISBN: 1250011000
  • Category: True Crime
  • Page: 352
  • View: 1141
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The New York Times Bestseller by Shanna Hogan, Picture Perfect is the true crime chronicle of Jodi Arias. A DEVOTED BACHELOR Travis Alexander was a handsome, hard-working, practicing Mormon who lived in Mesa, Arizona. His good looks and easygoing manner made him popular with everyone, especially the ladies. So when he was found with a bullet wound in the face and his throat slashed, the brutal murder sent shock waves throughout his community. Who could have done something so sinister? A DEADLY OBSESSION But soon a suspect was singled out—Jodi Arias. A beautiful, aspiring photographer, Jodi had been in a long-distance relationship with Travis the year before. But Travis wasn't interested in a serious commitment; he was seeing several women during that time. When he broke up with her, that didn't stop Jodi from leaving California, moving to just a few miles away from Travis's home, and inserting herself into his daily life. Investigators found one piece of startling evidence in Travis's home that implicated Jodi. But in a bizarre turn of events, Jodi would claim self-defense. Was she a victim—or a devious femme fatale? With 8 pages of chilling photos

Wedding Storyteller, Volume 2

Wedding Storyteller, Volume 2

Wedding Case Studies and Workflow

  • Author: Roberto Valenzuela
  • Publisher: Rocky Nook, Inc.
  • ISBN: 1681983567
  • Category: Photography
  • Page: 416
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In Wedding Storyteller, Volume 2: Wedding Case Studies and Workflow, photographer and bestselling author Roberto Valenzuela uses wedding case studies extensively to teach you in great detail the entire Wedding Storyteller Skill Components system that he introduced in Volume 1. Drawing from his highly successful career, Roberto shares multiple case studies from numerous real-world weddings, covering the entire wedding timeline, from the beginning of the day when the couple is getting ready until the last portion of the reception.

Roberto goes into deep technical detail regarding how to apply the Wedding Storyteller Skill Components system to help you excel at photographing weddings for your own clients. Copiously illustrated with nearly 700 photographs and illustrations, the book covers:

    •   The five key elements of assessing the getting-ready rooms
    •   The four types of wedding party group photos
    •   Roberto’s system for ceremony coverage, TARPP (The Action/Reaction Position Plan), which details the 10 crucial positions for the photographer to use to create the best and most cinematic story of the ceremony
    •   The “situational approach” to bride and groom portraits
    •   The three main locations for family portraits, and how to photograph “elevated” family portraits in each of them
    •   And much more

Also included is Roberto’s invaluable advice concerning such topics as equipment preparation, wedding psychology, lens selection and usage, and the importance of including imperfect but “fun” photos in your wedding photography (your clients will love it!). In Wedding Storyteller, Volume 1, you learned the Wedding Storyteller Skill Components system, which provides the foundation for your wedding photography. Here, in Volume 2, you’ll learn how to execute that system to perfection.


TABLE OF CONTENTS

    Introduction
    Chapter 1: Pre-Wedding Workflow Practices
    Chapter 2: Implementation of the Wedding Storyteller Skill Components
    Chapter 3: Working the Getting-Ready Rooms
    Chapter 4: Bride and Groom Preparation
    Chapter 5: Preparation Details
    Chapter 6: Wedding Party Portraits
    Chapter 7: The Ceremony: The Action/Reaction Position Plan (TARPP)
    Chapter 8: Bride and Groom Portraits: A Situational Approach
    Chapter 9: Elevated Family Portraits
    Chapter 10: Reception Lighting and Execution
    Conclusion

Picture Perfect

Picture Perfect

  • Author: Kate Forster
  • Publisher: HarperCollins UK
  • ISBN: 1474009077
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 400
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Movie stars aren’t always picture perfect, especially when it comes to secrets from their past... Full of sex, secrets and scandal, Picture Perfect is the scintillating new novel from Kate Forster.

Picture Perfect (Geek Girl, Book 3)

Picture Perfect (Geek Girl, Book 3)

  • Author: Holly Smale
  • Publisher: HarperCollins UK
  • ISBN: 0007489498
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 416
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“My name is Harriet Manners, and I’ll always be a geek.” It’s the hilarious third book in the bestselling award-winning GEEK GIRL series!

Wedding Storyteller, Volume 1

Wedding Storyteller, Volume 1

Elevating the Approach to Photographing Wedding Stories

  • Author: Roberto Valenzuela
  • Publisher: Rocky Nook, Inc.
  • ISBN: 1681981882
  • Category: Photography
  • Page: N.A
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In Wedding Storyteller, Volume 1: Elevating the Approach to Photographing Wedding Stories, photographer and educator Roberto Valenzuela delivers what so many of his readers have been asking for: a book specifically dedicated to helping photographers improve their wedding photography. A wedding photographer himself, Roberto built his business from the ground up based on high-quality imagery that tells a compelling and beautiful story of his clients’ most important day.

This is not a standard wedding photography book. In Wedding Storyteller, you will not find a collection of “looks,” which neither inspire nor teach you anything. You will also not find a wedding shot list—at least not in the traditional sense. Instead, this first volume of the three-part Wedding Storyteller series goes beyond the superficial and dives deeply into the truly important topics, themes, and subject matter you need to learn about in order to drastically elevate your wedding photography. Most importantly, Roberto stresses the crucial role that storytelling plays in creating compelling, meaningful, and unique photographs for your clients.

In this book, Roberto has created a unique approach that anyone can learn to implement. Roberto’s “wedding storyteller skill components” system is divided into four sections:

    Foundation Components: Location Techniques. Learn how to conquer the locations you encounter as a wedding photographer. Roberto teaches you how to work with light, context, clutter, walls, depth, and other compositional elements such as frames and reflections.
    Foundation Components: People Techniques. Weddings are often high-energy, high-stress environments; your attitude and behavior have a huge impact on your ability to succeed as a photographer. Roberto discusses the crucial people skills you need to know and also teaches his unique approach to “situational posing” and group posing.
    Storyteller Approach Components. Roberto discusses the five approaches he uses to build a “wedding story” for his clients. These five approaches are: photojournalism, interactive photojournalism, stylized aware posing, stylized unaware posing, and story development.
    Expert Components. The final section builds and expands on everything covered in the previous components, as Roberto addresses such topics as Emotionally Valuable People (EVP), lens choices, helper light, posing patterns (and when to break them), capturing “peak action,” achieving a unique perspective, and creating multi-layered stories within a single photograph.
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At a wedding, each photograph has the opportunity to convey a special moment and contribute to the rich, visual story of your clients’ most important day. As the photographer, you are both the director and the documentarian of that story. With Wedding Storyteller, Volume 1, by your side, you finally have a book that teaches you the skills you need to learn in order to create amazing images and craft masterful stories filled with beauty, emotion, and meaning.


The Successful Professional Photographer

The Successful Professional Photographer

Creating a Highly Profitable Business in Wedding and Portrait Photography

  • Author: Roberto Valenzuela
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781681986104
  • Category: Photography
  • Page: 288
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Learn how to confidently build a thriving and profitable career as a professional wedding or portrait photographer! For nearly a decade, renowned wedding and portrait photographer Roberto Valenzuela has been sharing his vast knowledge and unique, systematic approach to making photographs as he has taught workshops around the world and written five critically acclaimed and bestselling books that cover composition, posing, lighting, and wedding photography (his Picture Perfect and Wedding Storyteller series of books). He has helped countless photographers improve their craft. But the truth is that you can create the most amazing photos...yet still have a failing business. And what's the point of being a great photographer if you can't build a career, pay your bills, and feed your family? In order to create a thriving business, you need a different kind of knowledge and a new set of tools to succeed. In The Successful Professional Photographer, for the first time Roberto turns his focus on the business and marketing of your photography so that you can build and sustain a highly profitable business as a wedding and portrait photographer. Roberto shares all his hard-earned knowledge regarding finding clients, marketing and presenting your work, and getting paid what you deserve. Topics include: * Best practices and strategies for Instagram, YouTube, and Facebook * Being found through SEO * Promoting yourself and your work * The role that testimonials and reviews play in your success * Creating long-term client relationships * Forming personal connections with clients with promo videos * Why you should feature your work in publications * Pricing your work and the gentle art of the up-sell * Understanding and conveying the crucial importance of selling prints While the photographs you create are the core of your work as a photographer--being exceptional at your craft is a must--that's only half of the formula you need for building and sustaining success. The other half of the formula is here, in The Successful Professional Photographer. Implement the strategies and techniques outlined here, and you'll have everything you need to succeed and build a long, prosperous, fulfilling career as a wedding or portrait photographer.

Picture Perfect

Picture Perfect

The Art And Artifice Of Public Image Making

  • Author: Kiku Adatto
  • Publisher: Basic Books
  • ISBN: 9780465057542
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 208
  • View: 8496
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When the photograph was invented, it was celebrated for its realism. Now we are aware as never before that pictures can deceive. Talk of “photo opportunities,” “sound bites,” and “spin control” has become standard fare in the media and part of our everyday discourse. But has our growing awareness that pictures can be fabricated enabled us to see through the artifice of professional image makers? In this important book, Kiku Adatto concludes that, in spite of our growing sophistication, we continue to be moved by the pictures we see on television, in movies, and in photographs because they tap into ideals and myths still alive in our culture. Based on hundreds of network newscasts and on interviews with reporters such as Walter Cronkite, Dan Rather, and Ted Koppel, as well as with political consultants such as Roger Ailes and Frank Shakespeare, Picture Perfect shows how the media find themselves in the paradoxical role of getting the best possible picture, even if this makes them accomplices in artifice, and then puncturing the picture to reveal the image as an image. The result is even more exposure for these contrivances. Picture Perfect traces the rise of our image-conscious sensibility beyond politics to art, popular culture, and social criticism, beginning with the invention of the photograph itself. With examples ranging from the Reagan presidency to Andy Warhol's hyperrealistic pop art to Oliver Stone's film JFK , Adatto documents the blurring of the boundaries between event and image, and the consequences for our understanding of ourselves.