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2nd Edition

Train Your Gaze
A Practical and Theoretical Introduction to Portrait Photography

ISBN 9781350107847
Published September 4, 2020 by Routledge
272 Pages

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Book Description

Focusing on the presence of the photographer’s gaze as an integral part of constructing meaningful images, Roswell Angier combines theory and practice, to provide you with the technical advice and inspiration you need to develop your skills in portrait photography.Fully updated to take into account advances in creative work and photographic technology, this second edition also includes stunning new visuals and a discussion on the role of social media in the practice of portraiture.Each chapter includes a practical assignment, designed to help you explore various kinds of portrait photography and produce a range of different styles for your creative portfolio.

Table of Contents

Introduction 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: TableauxCommentary: Digital PersonaeAppendices: Camera and Camera ControlsExposure and MeteringUsing Flash. AcknowledgementsCritical Bibliography Index

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Roswell Angier is currently a faculty member at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, USA. Roswell has enjoyed a rewarding career as both a photographer and educator, and has worked as a freelance magazine photographer and been a partner in a co-operative photographic agency in New York. Many of his images are held in prestigious collections, including the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the Smithsonian Museum, the Addison Gallery of American Art and private collections around the world.