The use of daylight in photography is all too often overlooked. How it is used, controlled, blocked or reflected can materially change how a photograph will look. Combine it with artificial light, be it tungsten or flash, and a whole variety of possibilities will open up. When taking photographs outdoors, light is just one of the many factors that the photographer has to take into account. Weather conditions, the time of day and the physical location also have profound implications for the final picture. This image-led book will feature superb outdoor portraits by top international photographers. Clear text and easy-to-follow diagrams reveal both the physical steps and the initial thought processes involved from brief to finished image. Outdoor Photography: Portraits will enable amateurs and professionals alike to create photographs of the highest calibre.
Cathy Joseph began her career as a feature writer for Camera Weekly and Photo Technique before moving on to the UK's leading photography magazine, Amateur Photographer. She is currently a freelance contributor to various photographic publications and websites, and author of three previous books on wedding photography, location portraiture and outdoor photography.