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Train your gaze : (a practical and theoretical introduction to portrait photography)

Author: Roswell Angier
Publisher: Lausanne : AVA, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book emphasizes the situational element in various kinds of portrait photography. One point that is particularly stressed is the presence of the photographer's gaze, as an integral part of what the picture is about: the activity of one person looking, manifested in a moment that can feel as transitory as the blink of an eye or as durational as a small eternity.
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Genre/Form: Handbooks and manuals
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roswell Angier
ISBN: 294037337X 9782940373376
OCLC Number: 144553739
Description: 216 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 30 cm
Contents: About looking --
Self-portrait/no face --
People at the margin : The edge of the frame --
Behavior in the moment : Picturing eventfulness --
You spy : Voyeurism and surveillance --
Portrait, mirror, masquerade --
Confrontation : Looking through the bull's eye --
Out of focus : The disappearing subject --
Darkness --
Flash! --
Figures in a landscape : Tableaux --
Commentary : Digital personae --
Appendix A : Cameras and camera controls : Some differences between film and digital image formation --
Appendix B : Exposure and metering : The gray scale, color film, and digital files --
Appendix C : Using flash.
Responsibility: Rosewll Angier.

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Portraiture is one of the most enduring and compelling of photographic genres. Above all others, it signifies a relationship between the photographer and the subject that is not explicit in other  Read more...

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